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HAVING TROUBLE THREADING FILM - ELMO FP-C

I just purchased a Elmo FP-C projector on EBAY. It looks like it was used very little. Would you please help me with two problems that I am having. The instructions that I rec'd with it are pretty good but doesn't cover everything. #1 It seems that the threading lever is stuck in the forward position. I am not sure if this is how it should be or not. #2 Having trouble threading the film. I clip the end of the film. Insert it in the threading slot. The sprocket picks it up ok but it won't go into the guide that takes the film on it's way to thread through projector.

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Is your film super 8mm? If yes, then the red sprocket above the lens should be pushed in, and the bottom black sprocket will stick out. If you have regular 8mm, then the black bottom sprocket should be pushed in. If the sprockets are not in the correct position, push the green lever forward (towards the screen) then open the two orange tabs, then push in the correct sprocket. Once you have the correct sprockets aligned, close the orange tabs. How to tell if you have 8mm or super 8mm film: Look carefully at the film image. If the sprocket hole is next to the middle of the image, it's super 8mm. If the sprocket hole is between images, it's 8mm. If your green lever is stuck in the forward position, that's because the film is not threaded. Once your film threads correctly, the green lever will spring back.

Posted on Feb 04, 2013

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SOURCE: I am having trouble with the threading. It will

Do a tension assembly test.
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(To do this test, adjust your tension setting to normal or medium or 5 or something in the middle. Raise the presser foot and pull the thread through the tension. It should pull easily!! Lower the presser foot and pull the thread. It should pull noticeably harder.)
If it doesn’t work this way then you probably have a piece of thread or lint stuck inside the tension discs. To remove it, turn the tension to 0 zero and raise the presser foot.Using a small screwdriver, open the space between the discs and spray with canned or compressed air. The stuff should come out. Do the tension test again to make sure you got everything and then try sewing again.
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Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: I am having trouble threading my minilock fr850

Well, the first thing is check the thread tension. (the part that you thread it through that has a knob on it). Grab right after the tension knob and pull gently. if the thread will not pull through easily, adjust the tension to a lower setting, pull out the thread, and try again until it will pull through fairly easily.

Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: having trouble threading the needle, thread keeps

You might have either a tension problem or a bent needle. Try replacing the needle and then re-thread the whole thing and see if that helps. The majority of the time when I am having thread-breaking issues, once I replace and rethread, it is fixed. Hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 23, 2010

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SOURCE: new CE5500PRWBrother. having trouble threading

Have you tried hand winding the fly wheel towards you to bring the take up lever to the top of its cycle to thread it?

This does sound strange as most computerised machines the machine would stop at the top of the cycle so this should not be necessary. Is it possible that it has been damaged in transit.

Best solution is probably to ring the shop where you purchased it and talk to their sewing machine person about it, certainly if it is a fault it should be under warranty.

And if it is just a case of you learning how to use the machine, a reputable shop should always be happy to answer a question or spend five minutes showing you again how to thread the machine.

When I purchased my last machine, I think I spent an hour there having a demo first time, then went back again with questions and my fabric to test sew myself before buying.

Posted on Apr 08, 2011

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try http://www.singerco.com/accessories/instruction-manuals and search by typing in your model number. I couldn't see it there but there are other white machine manuals there so maybe one will give you help with threading. It sounds like the bobbin thread is not under tension, usually if the top is loose it is the bottom thread which is not tensioned and visa versa.

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