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My elna lotus SP light switch is broken can i bypass it and have the light permanently on when the machine is plugged in?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: What bobbins will work with a vintage Elna Lotus

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:
http://www.whitesewingcenter.com/index.p…

or you can contact him directly at:
Ray White
White Sewing Machine Center
PO Box 73
Bellview, MO 63623
Phone: 573-697-5841
elnaman@whitesewingcenter.com

You can also join the yahoo group "elnaheirloomsewingmachines" where very knowledgeable Elna owners/collectors share information and answer questions. Enjoy your Lotus!

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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SOURCE: My Elna lotus SP (about 40 years) will not pick up

The needle will not pick up the bobbin thread?

Check your manual to be sure the needle is installed correctly.

On most machines this is with the flat side of the needle shaft facing the back of the machine.

Check the needle to be sure it is not bent.

Posted on Mar 18, 2010

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SOURCE: Manual for Elna lotus sp model 35 m703163

http://www.scribd.com/doc/25386753/Elna-Lotus-Sewing-Instruction-Manual

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

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SOURCE: How do I insert the bobbin into an Elna Lotus

Elna bobbins have holes on the top, so wind the bobbin with the holes on the top too. The Lotus bobbin winder doesn't have a tension device, thread just goes through an eyelet. So, place your scissors curved handle on top of your thread spool as it unwinds the thread to ensure the thread then winds onto your bobbin evenly. Also watch the bobbin fill and give the thread a nudge with your finger tip to fill top and bottom as well as the middle part, you want it to wind evenly across the full width of the bobbin. When full, pop bobbin winder back to left, cut thread and pull off the bobbin.

Then place the bobbin into the bobbin holder with the holes on top, and pull the loose thread tail around anti clockwise into the tension device and gently "click" it into the tension spring with the tip of your finger while holding the bobbin still with your other index finger.

You will be able to tell if it is in tension if you then pull the thread and it doesn't come out of the tension spring. It should feel firm with resistance but still release thread to a gentle pull. tally_girl_6.jpg Now thread the top down to the needle and holding the end of the needle thread, hand wind the fly wheel towards you to lower the needle and pull up the bobbin thread. Close the bobbin cover.

Always hold the two thread tails at the back of the sewing area as you start stitching a seam until you have stitched at least 4 or 5 stitches to avoid thread jams.

Lotus is a lovely vintage machine - there is a user group on Yahoo Elna heirlooms where you can find lots of info and pictures shared by members.

Posted on Mar 10, 2011

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SOURCE: Elna lotus SP instructions, where can I get some

Visit www.arizonaexpressionz.com and download the manual. Nice machine.

Posted on Apr 17, 2011

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I have an old elna lotus sp sewing machine and need to reduce the speed on the foot control is this possible


The Lotus should have the integrated foot controller and power cord in one. Some of these had a switch on the foot controller which reduced the power to half speed. That's the only way to adjust the speed other than the foot on the pedal. The later models Air Electronic have a slide speed control on the front face of the machine which made life easier.

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


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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I'm looking for manual 1&2 for Elna lotus sp type 35 p836436 the 1968model


You will probably need to contact an Elna dealer. Elna does not readily make manuals available.

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Manual for elna lotus sp


follow this link for free download
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Thread from the bobbin is not getting looped


If the bobbin case rotates freely it is probable that the pinion gear is broken. Replace the gear, retime machine and voila it works again. Trouble is tough to find the gear anymore good luck it is a good machine and worth the effort

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I inherited my mother's Elna Lotus SP sewing machine. She had the sewing guide inside the machine, but not the instruction manual. I need to know how about the bobbin and how to thread?


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.

Remember to use the Elna 7 hole dished metal bobbins, there are 7 holes on the top, and looks like this11_7_2011_6_23_57_am.jpg

Always wind it and insert it into the machine this way. Don't use any other bobbin. Standard needles 130/705H, flat shank to the back.

Check out my other tip on bobbin winding too, it is important to keep tension onto the thread spool that you are winding thread off as the machine doesn't tension the thread for you. So you need to apply pressure to the top of the thread spool as you wind off, use the curved handle of your scissors on the top of the spool.

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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My dad has just bought a second hand elna lotus sp sewing mashine and does not know how to get the spool out can you please help him he said it has type 35 on it


Look in the back. By the lever you will see a white knob on a spring. Pull this down, put it in the bobbin; lift out. This is the bobbin take out method. Hope this helps. Keep this machine. It is great and only increases in value.

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Manual for Elna lotus sp model 35 m703163


http://www.scribd.com/doc/25386753/Elna-Lotus-Sewing-Instruction-Manual

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