Question about Elna 2007 Mechanical Sewing Machine
Can any sewing machine repair shop service my Elna Carina? It is about 20 yr old and I have not have it serviced because it has run so well. I have done the basic clean with air, alcohol, and oil, but it's time for the real thing. My zip code is 33511. Also, what is involved in this service? Thank you for your help. Susan
Search yellow pages for local sewing machine repair men, then ring them and ask if they can replace the capacitors on your machine. If they start talking knowledgably about the Carina then I'd take it to them. In user groups, these types of technicians are called OSMG (old sewing machine guy) and they are worth their salt. There is also White Sewing Center in USA. website www.whitesewingcenter.com, and they specialise in Swiss Elnas.
Posted on Jun 16, 2011
I just had the same question for servicing of my Elna Carina. I contacted customer support for Elna and received the following e-mail:
"Elna machines can be serviced by most authorized Elna dealers.
If you need to locate an authorized Elna dealer in your area, please visit our official website at: www.elnausa.com and click on “Dealer Locator” on the top right hand side of the page."
Posted on Aug 19, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Elna Carina Zig'Zag Stitch Issue
Over time, and especially when not used, there is a likelihood of dust and old oil forming a sort of glue, or clag....
Remove the needle for safety, then, when you have the setting on Zig zag, gently push the needle arm to the opposite side of the zig stitch.......release the needle arm, and if it springs back quickly, it is fine, if it moves slowly, or almost not at all, then the clag needs removing with application of few drops of methylated spirit to start, at the sort of piston affair that shifts needle arm L & R .....move the needle arm back & forth until it frees up, a drop of oil to finish.........if almost seized, may require leaving overnight after using a penetrating lubricant if it is really resistant....I have had them on the bench for 3 days with manual manipulation a few times each day before they finally come good.
Posted on Feb 01, 2008
Hi, Purchased an elna contessa 130. could anyone advise threading procedures , as we do not have a manual with it.......problem with top tension.
Posted on Aug 02, 2008
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