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Brother LOCK-523N overlocker threading

Just the simple way to thread the 3 cottons, with settings of the tensioners , would be great. (many thanks)

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Looking for the manual for the brother lock-523

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Please display a diagram showing how to thread a Brother,Model No.523 Overlocker.

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