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My elna SU air electronic model 68 is not working I need to fix it. How can I find a repair expert.

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I have a Elna air electronic No 69 I am having trouble with the tension . How can I fix this.

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Where can I print elna air electronic su type 68 manuel

This is a Yahoo group for Elna sewing machine owners.
You may find a source there and there are websites that sell manuals on a CD, printed or in PDF format.

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Looking for the second manual for the Elna SU Air Electronic 68

Search the internet for:

Make + Model + the word "Manual"

or contact manufacturer support.

Not familiar with the reference to a "second" manual, so you may or may not be able to find the manual you seek.


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I need a manual for an Elna Air Electronic SU that has "cams". I can not find a model number. What is or where is the model number so that I can order a manual.

Somewhere on your machine, perhaps underneath, inside, or on the back, there should be a plate or engraving with the serial number and the model number of your machine.

Then search the internet inputting:
Manufacturer + Model + the word "Manual"


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How do i fix a n elna su that will not stop after releasing the foot pedal

I'm guessing this is an Elna air electronic SU? If yes, then the problem is with the diagram inside the right side of the machine where your air control foot pedal tube feeds in. I havent' done this repair myself, I took mine to my favourite sewing machine technician. But if you are technically able, try joining the Yahoo Group called Elna Heirlooms, and then go through the threads there, there's been discussion on this repair before.

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Oiling machine

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ELNA Clutch slip. I have an Elna SU 68 which has served me very well over the years. Recently the clutch has started slipping after about 20 mins sewing. I have stripped and cleaned the pulley and...

Hi Dave,
not sure where you are located for a repairer but the US Swiss Elna Guru is White Sewing Center for spares and repairs.

But I would strongly suggest that you jump over to Yahoo groups and join the group called "Elna heirlooms", then search the threads there as there has been lots of discussions in the past on the Air Electronic drive belts, I can't remember now what the fix is but there are some really talented mechanics in that group, Jim is one who springs to mind.

Also, these machines do have have capacitors inside the air electronic panel for controlling the speed. Also, in this group there is some shared images of manuals/parts/repairs which should be of help to you.

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I have a Elna SU - new in the mid-70's and recently took it to an auth. repair place. The needle position wheel is very stiff - almost impossible to move. It is used mainly in conjunction w/the...

I was going to direct you to the website which had lots of Elna instruction and service manuals including the SU but today its links seem to be out of action. It may come back to life so worth checking another time.

In the meantime, did your repair shop actually service the machine or just pull the top cover off, put in oil and tell you that's it. There are still Elna trained technicians out there who are familiar with the older Swiss made machines and its probably worth trying to find one if you think the service centre you've visited hasn't actually addressed the issue.

The other option is if you are in the USA, contacting White Sewing Centre and maybe sending it to them to be serviced. LInk is

Or if you are technically minded yourself, you could join the "Elna Heirloom" group on Yahoo and then ask the other members there for help, there are lots of Elna lovers with models much older than the SU there who lovingly keep their machines running and share their knowledge. Just be clear as to whether yours is a Star Series SU (white with blue top) or Air Electronic SU (if you look on the id plate of the machine there will be a 2 digit code either 62 or 68.

I hope this helps you a little, I'd certainly persist with it if I was you. I just purchased my second SU 2nd hand after buying a new model of another brand 5 years ago and being quite disappointed with its performance, particularly with heavy jobs.

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You should be able to buy a manual online but it may be a cd or image pdf file. Try or If they don't have the Carina but have the Air Electronic SU, model 68 then this will be almost the same. Main difference is the Carina has the needle up/down button.

Here is threading up images to get you started.


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