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Elna supermatic bobbin and threading instructions

Can't seen to figre out how to get the bobbin thread to catch.it is a back loading bobbin,allseemstobe in order except my ability to thread the bobbin

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  • AngewithanE Sep 09, 2007

    help! i an going........nts tyin to figre this out.thanx Ange

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2007

    Need assistance with loading a bobbin. Can you help. Do you have pictures to follow?

  • vanityvault Dec 18, 2007

    The bobbin I have sits in a case that you then place in a verticle base so you can see my confusion as I am used to a regular machine.

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    I lost the instructions to my Viking Husqvarna 190 Selectronic sewing machine and can not remember how to load the bobbin, if you could help

    that would be great . Thank you so much.

    Connie Worrell , Va. Bech Va.

  • donnarapose Dec 01, 2008

    I have a Euro-Pro 9025 and cannot get the bobbin to stay in. The outer circle around the whole bobbin area has come out. Which way should it be to stay and how do I get it to stay in?

    drr


  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    show me how to supermatic bobbin and threading instructions









  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    bobbin thread does not catch

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    needle will not pickup thread from bobbin

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    How to thread the bobbin with diagram

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Not moving after threading bobbin no contact on da side pin with motor

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Check out these instructions and diagram. Good luck. Paste this link to your Address bar... http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Diagrams/Threading_Pages/Elna_Sewing_machine_threading/Elna_Supermatic_threading_diagram.htm

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  • wolhuter Mar 15, 2011

    Absolutely fantastic and now it is so simple. Thank you

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Use your bobbin winder template to correctly thread the bobbin winder. Take the template out and use your tweezers to thread the end of the thread between the tapered tension plates. Do not pull too tight and leave app. 30mm of thread hanging loose towards the back. Do not thread the "C" at the end of the thread-path. The automatic bobbin winder should now be able to pick up the loose thread. If you manage to do it once correctly, it becomes easier.

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How do you put a bobbin in a elna so i can use it to sew


Drop in a full bobbin with the holes side upwards (I'm assuming this is a Swiss Elna sewing Machine horizontal bobbin design as you haven't given the model number).

Now, hold the thread tail with your right hand and pulll the thread clockwise towards you while holding the bobbin still with a finger from your left hand. Bring the thread tail around towards you until it goes into the little slot, then press downwards onto the thread tail close to the bobbin until you hear it click into the tension spring. Test by lifting the thread tail upwards, it should stay in tension and not come back out of the groove.

Now close the back slide cover over the bobbin leaving the bobbin thread tail visible out to the right.

Now manually turn the flywheel towards you while holding the top thread tail and take the needle down into the bobbin holder area and back to the top, pull the thread tail to bring the bobbin thread up to the top.

There is a threading up diagrams at www.sewusa.com http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Diagrams/Threading_Pages/Elna_Sewing_machine_threading/Elna_Supermatic_threading_diagram.htm
for the old Supermatic but the bobbin holder design is almost identical for all the subsequent models such as the SU, TSP, Supermatic or Air Electronics like the Stella, Carina or Jubilee, the above is the same for all.

Sep 19, 2011 | Elna Sewing Machines

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On my elna supermatic 722010 sewing machine, the thread makes the bobbin pop out and the thread get tangled underneath. I have had it fixed twice, which is expensive. Should I just get rid of it and buy...


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.

Jun 16, 2011 | Elna Sewing Machines

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Elna Supermatic 1960's/cream and blue. The machine is jammed. Hand wheel will turn backwards but not forward. I pulled some quilting thread out out the bobbin area, but didn't fix problem. ...


There may be threads jammed up in the bobbin holder area causing the jam. But removing the inner bobbin holder is a bit tricky if you haven't done it before. There are two little screws holding the silver inner down onto a black ceramic piece (inner guard ring), and you need to get these lined up the right way to get the bobbin holder back into position afterwards.

I would suggest that you join the Yahoo group Elna Heirlooms, then check out the files and photos loaded up by other members who work on their Elnas.

You shouldn't need to remove the feed dogs, just give them a clean with a little brush. But internally the machine may need a good clean and lube and without a service manual or good guide this can be challenging.

If you go this link http://www.arizonaexpressionz.com/elna_service_manuals.html you can down load the manual for this machine, the Star Series SU. Go to page 7 of the first part to see about removing the bobbin holder and inner guard ring.

It is a case of lining up the cut out of the black plate to the front, then putting the bobbin holder on top with the little arms facing front also, then replacing the two screws.

I'd suggest you take photos with a digital camera before you start to help you get it back in the right way.

I hope this helps you with the Supermatic, did you get the discs and accessories with it too? lovely Swiss quality machine with great stitching so if you can't get it unjammed, you may wish to find an experienced Elna Technician to take a look.

White Sewing Center stock lots of parts for these machines too, www.whitesewingcenter.com

Jun 08, 2011 | Elna 1010

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Having thread breakage probelm and also can't track down the correct bobbin to use on the Elna 2005


have you got the manual for this machine? You can download one from here: http://www.ps2netdrivers.net/manual/elna.2005/

It is a front loading bobbin and removabel bobbin case so I think the bobbin is a plastic "Class 15" - like this http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bobbins-class-15-plastic-10-pack.aspx

Thread breaking could be caused several factors such as the thread actually being old and brittle, the needle or needle plate having burrs and catching the thread, incorrect threading, bobbin in bobbin case the wrong way, or top tension discs playing up/too tight or thread catching somewhere in the threading path.

I'd suggest that you trouble shoot this and refer to the manual for cleaning instructions. If you can access them clean between the tension discs (turn tension down to zero and "floss" between the by running the selvage edge of a piece of clean cotton scrap through the discs to remove any lint/dye buildup). Wind a fresh bobbin and rethread referring to the manual to ensure the bobbin is turning the right way. New needle and rethread top thread refering to threading diagram. Tension on 5 and test sew again.

If you are still having problems, then the machine may benefit from a service by your local Elna dealer, a good service and clean at least every 2 years is recommended.

May 06, 2011 | Elna 2005 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I need a manual for an Elna Special machine. I am not sure of how to thread the machine properly and I don't know what one of the dials on the front of the machine does.


There is also a Yahoo group for Heirloom Elna owners which this model is.
You can find threading diagrams and manuals at www.sewusa.com. the supermatic will be closest to your Special. This webpage has images of threading the bobbin; all Swiss made Elna's have this wonderful top loading bobbin system and they are great. Important: use Elna bobbins, they have holes on the TOP ONLY. When you wind the bobbin, ensure the thread winds evenly by nudging the thread with your finger tip, keep the thread under tension as it winds by placing the handle of your scissors onto the top of the thread reel. Cut the thread, then place the bobbin into the bobbin case, holes upwards. The bobbin will turn anticlockwise as you pull thread from it. Follow the directions from the threading diagram, you need to "click" the thread into the tension spring. Now thread the top thread through the marked locations in the diagram. Hold the end of the thread as it comes from the needle and manually turn the flywheel to lower the needle down and up once to catch the bottom thread and bring it up to the needle plate.

ALWAYS hold both the two threads at the back of the needle plate when you start sewing, really important. I tally_girl.jpg You will have a knob with numbers going from -4 to 4, this is your stitch length dial. The negative numbers are "Reverse" normal stitch length is 2.5. The white knob is stitch width when the needle swings from side to side. Straight stitch would be zero, and then higher numbers for zig zag etc. The little wheel gives you different needle positions. And the metal slide at top of case is the reverse lever.
Hope this helps you a little. Early Elnas are all very similar and wonderful machines to use.

Feb 24, 2011 | Elna Sewing Machines

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How do you thread the Elna Carina?


thought I had a manual with an image of this but can't find it.

But pretty simple.
tally_girl_31.jpg Place thread onto one of the spool pins at the back right, and pull thread across to the left and around the white blob on top of the machine head then back to the right to the little thread eyelet, down through this and down to the thread guide taking thread around it from the right and back up on the left side, back up and through the thread take up lever, then down again catching behidn the little thread guide, then to needle bar thread guide, then to needle eye.

ALWAYS HOLD THE two threads firmly behind the pressure foot when you start sewing - Really important.

Always wind and insert the bobbin with the holes on top, smooth side downwards. Place bobbin into bobbin holder and take thread take towards you and into the tension spring groove, pressing down on the thread with your finger until you hear it click into the tension spring. pull back the other way to check it is in there, if it comes out, do it again.

Bobbin will rotate anticlockwise when you pull the thread.

THen put needle plate cover down and draw bottom thread to the top using flywheel or the needle up/down button on these lovely machines.

Hope this helps, if not post again and I'll dig out images from my SU manual.

Jan 11, 2011 | Elna 2007 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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THE SEWING THREAD WILL NOT CATCH THE BOBBIN THREAD


the needle is not catching the thread on the down stroke have you got enough thread out on the bobing for the needle to catch

Jul 22, 2010 | Elna Heirloom Edition 6005

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I was given an Elna Supermatic 722010 and am not sure how to wind the bobbin.


A link to a supermatic manual is here
http://www.arizonaexpressionz.com/elna_instruction_manuals/Supermatic.pdf - I suggest you download this and print it out as this machine is over 50 years old now and manuals are scarce.

Disengage the clutch by holding the outside of the fly wheel and turning the inner knob of the wheel towards you.
You need to take the thread from the spool across to an eyelet on top left, then back to the bobbin winder, up through a hole in the top of the bobbin and hold the thread tail. Flick the bobbin across against the stopper. Now press the presser foot or knee control to start the motor. Hold the thread tail until youve got coverage across the bobbin enough to hold the start, then stop winding and cut the thread tail with scissors. Now continue winding but put the handle of your scissors on top of the thread spool to stop it bouncing and ensure your thread winds smoothly and under tension.

Watch the bobbin fill and give the thread a nudge to fill top and bottom as well as the middle evenly, you want a nice even wind. Fill to 3/4 and stop, flick bobbin back off the stopper, then cut the thread. Remember to re-engage the clutch by reversing the first step.


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This is a lovely heirloom Elna machine - you need to thread the bobbin as the manual describes and get the thread into the tension spring. Please read the manual information on oiling too, this machine needs to be oiled on the red spot locations every time you use it according to the manual, use good quality clear sewing machine oil for this purpose.

Oct 21, 2009 | Elna 2007 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Remove bobbin race from Elna sewing machine


It is held in with 2 small screws but to remove it you must take out the feed dogs first.This is not really necessary. Get something sharp( like a small seam ripper that you may never use again) and cut the thread.Pull out what you can and then try sewing again. Should work.
sewman7

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Thread getting caught around bobbin case


It isout of time you need to time it.by adjusting the screw on the bobbin holder turn it left or right and the tension knobe and foot tension.

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