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I've lost my manual and video need threading info

I need to make sure I'm threading right because my lower looper keeps breaking. Is there anywhere thats has the threading guide? I know the order but need to make sure I'm starting it right at the top. Thanks I have a baby lock BL4-436 I just got at a thrift store. The thread keeps breaking on the lower looper and I have followed all of the threading directions that came with the machine.

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One of the most common mistakes with overlockers is that the threads must always be threaded in order. So if you sew about 1 inch and the thread breaks try unthreading the eyes of the needles rethread the looper and then rethread the eyes of thew needles. If not you will get the same result of sewing about 1 inch and it will break again.

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