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I have an old (about 1985) elna contessa MO 103 overlocker which has recently been serviced and was running perfectly before I moved house. In the move the it became unthreaded and now the seccond thread keeps breaking after only a few stitches. I have lost the chart to tell me which order to thread the machine in.

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Thread the needle last.Thread the lower looper first.
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