Thread take up lever looks broken
Problem: the machine is completely new, but the thread take up lever seems broken (see picture).
Turn the handwheel (on the right side of the machine) towards you and the take up lever
shows (see picture below). The take up lever only sticks out a little bit above the machine and
has a slit in which you can push the thread from behind.
The hole on level on top of machine where thread goes in, is a hook type (not like older machines with a hole!).
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