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I do not have my manual and am unable to open to change the bobbin thread

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Ther's a manual available, free, from the Brother site.
http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_XL_5130_5232_5340_EN_208.PDF
Hope this helps!

Posted on Oct 03, 2010

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