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How do you adjust the tension control on an Elna lotus SP

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  • cswilki Apr 29, 2017

    I took off the tension knob. How do reinstall and set tension for universal? Then put the knob back on? Is it a certain thread at x # of inch pounds?

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The tension dial is on the front of the machine right above the needle. The higher the number, the tighter the tension is applied to the top thread. HINT: When threading the top thread, ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot throughout the entire threading process. This allows the thread to seat completely in the tension disk. Tension is correct when the top and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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24421001-h4211ohbpts0t3j0sbmab0vm-2-0.jpg Now take thread across and through a hole on top of the bobbin and holding the tail, put your foot onto the foot control to get a couple of winds onto the bobbin to hold the thread. Now place your finger or the handle of a pair of scissors onto the top of the thread spool to apply tension so that the thread winds evenly and slowly wind the bobbin until about 3/4 full, making sure it winds evenly. Tension onto the spool is the key here, Lotus doesn't have a tension device to control the thread tension as it winds so you need to do this, critical to getting a good stitch out of these lovely machines.

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Hi Jeanne, you might want to check out my tip on early Swiss Elnas,

http://www.fixya.com/support/r10602655-acquired_early_swiss_elna_sewing

it should help you get the Lotus going. Lovely machine. If you are in the USA you may also want to contact White Sewing Center as he may have this manual available for sale or a copy of it. www.whitesewingcenter.com.

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Feel free to connect to me and ask if you have any other questions, I have a Lotus TSP at home and its almost identical to the SP. Happy stitching.

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Hi,
I did a search and found this post for you. I hope it will help.
The best-known Elna guru is Ray White, aka "Elnaman". He teaches classes on sewing machine repair but his speciality is Elnas. You can order parts or contact him at his website:
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or you can contact him directly at:
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PO Box 73
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You can also join the yahoo group "elnaheirloomsewingmachines" where very knowledgeable Elna owners/collectors share information and answer questions. Enjoy your Lotus!

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