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Can you demonstrate threading for elna overlocker pro704dex?

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The tension settings on an overlocker are meant to be changed depending on the stitch your are trying to make. For the basic overlock stitch, it is usually recommended to start with the tension dials set at the midway point. However, machines differ, so those may even need to be tweaked. The tension is correct when all the threads meet in the middle of the fabric. It helps to test your machine using the 4 colors of thread so you can better see what is happening with the threads and you will be able to adjust each as needed.

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Your owner's manual should have instructions:

Instruction Manual Elna L1 Serger

If you need help, the local Elna dealer may be able to offer some assistance.

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How do I thread the elna 344D overlocker the picture doesn't explain where the cotton goes

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Even if it is not your specific model, most overlockers (especially within the same brand and like models) will thread the same or very similarly. Just be sure to ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading. Also, thread each thread IN THE ORDER specified. Threading the threads out of order will cause havoc AND intense frustration!

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How do I sell problems

tension on an Elna L4 overlocker (or serger in USA) is controlled with the four dials on the front of the machine, an overlocker has a tension dial for each thread (usually 3, 4 or 5) and the mid range setting will be 5 on each dial. It is critical to lift the thread pole to its maximum height and follow the threading diagram correctly taking the thread from the cone, through the thread eyelets on the pole, then usually a thread carrier on top of the machine, down and around the tension dial, then usually through another couple of thread carriers until reaching the needle or loopers. Many overlockers will have a threading diagram inside the front looper cover and will use colour coding on the components so you can see where each thread goes.

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Elna Overlocker Manual

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How to thread a elna 654 overlocker

you can try youtube for a video
or sewusa they have some diagrams
or here is 2 links for a manual for the machine, one is a hardcopy
and the other is pdf downloadable copy

Feb 11, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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I'm not sure how to thread my machine, I lost my manual elna lock pro 5Dc

I would suggest that you buy a new manual for this as your overlocker has 5 threads that need to be threaded up correctly to form a stitch and there are several different stitches that can be made with this model such as a rolled hem, chain stitch, three thread overlock, four thread overlock and safety stitch with three thread overlock, lots to learn.

You can buy a manual here for $USD14.99:
or this website has a copy for $USD10.

Always well worth buying the manual and saving a lot of frustration trying to guess how things work and it adds value if you are going to sell the item.

You can get some general overlocker threading tips from which may help you too.

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