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Bobbin case installation

Hi!
I don't have the manual for the Elna 1010 so I
thought I could figure out how to install the bobbin and
the bobbin case but I must be tired cuz I can't figure it out!!
Do you have any diagrams you could send me or show me now??
Thanks,
Cathy

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