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Threading the lower looper

Yes I have mislaid my instruction book again and cannot work out how to thread the lower looper. Can anyone refer me to a diagram pleaase?

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  • Christine Robinson
    Christine Robinson Jun 11, 2008

    I would willingly pay for a a photocopy of the manual if that is easier than scanning it all in.

    The diagram on the inside is all very well but I know there something 'special' I have to do to thread the lower looper at some stage and the diagram is not all that clear. My full adress is christinepr1@yahoo.co.uk

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Hmm.. I could scan a copy of mine but there should be a guide on the inside of the front cover plate

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