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Try to open foot control , it stuck internally , very simple or just try to hit it lightly it may start working but dont broke it.

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sorry, not sure I understand your problem. can you elaborate?

Have you got the correct Elna bobbin for your machine? check your manual, it should have an image of the bobbin, the 7000 was one of the last Swiss made Elnas and although a computerised machine, it still tool the Elna metal bobbin with 7 holes on one side only. If you are using another bobbin in the shuttle, it may not function correctly.

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I bought a used elna 8300 embroidery machine. i am trying to transfer designs from computer using usb port. Everything worked fine at first but now when i try to open a file, under my designs, it t

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The flywheel on my elna special sewing machine won't tighten after winding on thread to the bobbin.

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The cam seems to be locked up and won't release. I have the settings where the manual says to, but the button does not go down to release the cam.

Is this a Supermatic (green), Star SU (white with blue top) or an Air Electronic SU model, I'm guessing that it is one of these Elna models?
If it is one of the two latter models, then you need to set the stitch width to zero, stitch length to zero to disengage the feeler arms that read off the disc. Then press on the cam release knob in the middle of the Elnagraph.

The earlier Supermatics were a bit different and there was a tool you used to remove the cams I think.

You could try to remove to the top cover and then see if you can get some oil in under the Elnagraph, this may help to free up the mechanisim. There is a little finger that goes into the cam from the underside and you don't want to damage this as you remove the cam.

My other suggestion is to join the "Elna Heirlooms" user group on and see if one of the members there has a suggestion on how to get the cam off. There are some really knowledgeable Elna owners there so one of them may have encountered this problem too.

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Hi, I have an Elna Carina and the flywheel is

I can direct you to a service manual for your machine but it may be something that you need a trained Elna service technician to deal with.

Link is

I am more familiar with the SU air electronic where you just hold the outside of the flywheel and turn the inside knob to disengage and rengage the clutch - didn't realise the Carina had a button flywheel release until I looked in the service manual.

Anyway, you could try dismantling the flywheel following the exploded diagram in the service manual if you are technically minded.

Or just take it to a reputable serviceman, I'm a big fan to supporting these guys as their knowledge is invaluable.

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I need a free download owner's guide manual for my elnasuper.

Hi Peggy,
I would suggest that you check the machine's id plate on the side by the power inlet and look for a 2 digit code, this is the model number.

Then check out or and see if they have the manual for sale. You probably won't find free downloads.

Other option is to join the Yahoo group "Elna Heirlooms", just start at, register, then go to "Groups" and search for this name. This news group shares information on the Swiss Elnas and many of the members are very knowledgable. I've learnt so much from them and you may find what you are looking for there.

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