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Threading my machine

I just pulled my machine out after a few years of not sewing with it. When I thread the machine, it looks like it's done right, but when I start to sew, all of the thread gets tangled up in the bottom by the area where the bobbin is inserted. It may be a problem with my machine, but this has happened before so I'm almost certain it has to do with me threading the machine wrong. I think I may have threaded the bobbin in the machine wrong. I lost my manual for the Janome HF-107, so if someone could explain how to thread the machine, that would be great. Thanks!

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