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Purchased a new Bernina 830 and need an easy way to thread bobbin

Pictures in manual and on CD go so fast that I can't seem to thread the bobbon case for embrodiery. How do I do it? An easy way would help with pictures.

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Pull the thread in the groove of the bobbin case and pull the thread to the left straight and up a bit. I discovered this helps to center the thread in the split where it needs to be.
Hope this helps

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Load your bobbin in, pull thread all the way to the cutter but don't cut it, see that curved bar in front, glide the thread along that curved bar until you feel a slight click, it should be there, when the 830's first came out they didn't include a mirror, if you never received one, ask your dealer. 

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