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I can't find my manual and cn not get the bobbin to thread correctly

I have not used my sewing machine in a while and when I try to put the bobin in I can't seem to get it threaded correctly. I know I am just missing one simple step but I can not use the machine this way. The machine is a Singer 6038

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You need to insert the bobbin so that when the thread pulls off it spins counter clockwise. on the side closest to you there is a notch that you slip the thread into and then pull along the side towards the back of the machine staying on the left. once you've done that you can manually turn the knob on the side to make the needle cycle down so that the upper thread will pull up the bobbin thread.

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