I was a sewing maniac back in the day,waaayyy back in the day. I had two sewing machines a serger and all the drafting tools that you would need to make anything. I was sewing and making money and then sewing became such a chore, I stopped all together, Boom! I was done. I made little things here and there but for my daughter and myself. Back in 2000 when we moved I was temped to give this away but I decided to keep it but it ended up in the garage on a shelf and uncovered. I misplaced the cover and thinking I would buy a new one, never covered it up. Since I have started sewing again I used binding and my pinking shears for my seams but thought one day I would take the serger out of the garage. My son was in the garage today and I decided to have him bring it in so that I could clean it. My oldest son who is 16 said "Mom that thing looks older than me." I said "it is older than you." I thought to myself as I was cleaning it, I have no ideal how to thread this thing, and when I opened the side panel the guide was there. I was relieved because I knew I was going to have the search youtube to see how to thread this thing. I put in a little elbow grease and oil and she's running like new.
All better now!!!!!