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THREADING FILM IN A ELMO FP-C PROJECTOR

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.

Posted on Feb 04, 2013

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SOURCE: needle picks up bobbin thread but then thread gets stuck

I've had similar problems (as well as other problem with the thread breaking all the time and the "shuttle race" thing that holds the bobbin falling out. One very important thing that isn't mentioned in the manual but that the salesman stressed is that you have to use only "Schmetz" brand needles. They are a tiny bit longer, but that makes all the difference in the world if your stitches are skipping. I forgot and used Singer needles and had horrible results.

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These things are always complicated when you try to write them down, so I suggest a call to your local Bernina dealer to arrange a quick lesson on how to do it.

If you can go back to the dealer whence it came, so much the better..........perhaps you could go in and buy some things you need and then as you are leaving, make the enquiry with the machine in your car, they may be able to show you how to do it right away......building relationships is a very good way of feeling comfortable about asking for help.

Also..........
If the manual diagram is too small, a local library or stationery supplier should be able to magnify a photocopy for you to see it all more easily.

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SOURCE: bottom thread of sewing machine jams up

Try turning the bobbin around. Some bobbins should turn clockwise, some counter clockwise. What you described is what my Kenmore and Brother machines do when the bobbin is in incorrectly.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Have a new machine and trying to thread for the

You should be able to turn the hand wheel (on the right side of the machine) towards you and you should see the take up lever on the top left. It does not stick above the machine.

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Let me know if you need more help,
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SOURCE: bobbin tension problem with kenmore model 385.16231300

I discovered the same problem. What I figured out (after having the machine "repaired" several times) is that it seems as if the bobbin type may be the suspect. I started looking closely and it seems as if I have 2 different types of bobbins. So, I tried both types. Since I don't know the bobbin number(s), you will have to put up with my description .... the bobbin that is flat, top & bottom, seems to bunch up. The bobbin "bounces" when I sew. The bobbins that are rounded on the top and bottom don't seem to "bounce" and it doesn't bunch up the lower thread. Now, I have read my manual front to back and it does not say what bobbin type or number to use. So, if anyone knows, it would be a great help. I am assuming the correct bobbin is the "class 66" bobbin. Does anyone know for sure?

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