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The problem that I am having is with the bottom thread. I will follow the manual that I just found on a website. I've now downloaded it. It is the same one I remember as a child. I am 53 and that is about how old my machine is. My mother used to sew 600 to 2000 flannel cloths for the school districts every summer with this machine to erase chalk off the chalkboards. She zigzagged them before sergers were invented. I will keep you in contact. Otherwise I need to have a repair manual for it and I am hoping I can find one. (Schematic if possible) Paulette Tremblay 31 Tutshi Road Whitehorse, YT Y1A3R4 CANANDA 1 867 667 6886 PH 1 867 333 9168 Cellphone
An excellent source of help with fixing elna is www.whitesewingcenter.com original elna parts, and when my rotary hook gear broke last year, i fixed myself with help of schematic. he also has manuals. may have yours. my elna is a 62C model from 1972. nothing like it. fabulous machine, and i have given it very heavy use the first 30 years. hope this helps. cheers
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Hi Beverly, My suggestion is that you join up the Yahoo group called "Elna Heirlooms" you'll find lots of very helpful fellow supermatic owners there and probably what you are looking for too. Here is one page from the manual for threading the bobbin into tension, once you've mastered this on the Elnas, its the same for all the Swiss ones.
Yes, top threading is important, you need to get the thread into the tension discs and also the take up lever. Have you cleaned out the tension discs too? these do get gummed up with fibres and dye particles sometimes. Just turn tension down to zero and "floss" between discs with the selvage edge of a clean piece of waste cotton fabric.
Might see you over on Yahoo, several of the members there are really knowledgeable on these great machines. cheers Tallygirl
What is the stitch length lever set to (4 in the diagram below)? these models have a lever that slides from positive to negative (ie) reverse, so you need to set it to the positive area, between 2 and 3 above zero. If you move it below zero then it sews that stitch length backwards.
If this machine is new to you, you might want to join the yahoo group called "Elna Heirlooms" there is lots of helpful members who share info on these old machines there.
not unless you can find another swiss elna, like star series su. check bobbin in right way, holes on top to wind and load. you havent bought anothet type bobbin??? go to www.arizonaexpressionz.com and download a manual for supermatic. then read bobbin winding and threading carefully and rewinf bobbin and thread up again. make sure thread goes into tension spring all the way. bobbin should turn anticlockwise when yoou pull thread. also please brush clean bobbin holder area and check for any threads caught there. now a drop of quality clear machine oil in middle hole and gently run for 30secs to work in. do this every time you get your machine out. there are several oiling points shown in manual. oil them. these machines are quality but yours may need love tlc from a elna tech especially if it has not been serviced in a while. but a well maintained elna will out stitch a new plastic machine any day in my humble opinion. if you want to join yahoo group elna heirlooms, experts who service their own and share photos info manuals and love these vintage classics.
Try the usual eBay route, but also approach any Sewing Repair shop as they often acquire odd bits from old machines....We had 9 disks for a lady with an Elna SU only last week, all from a machine traded 2 years ago and really beyond resale.