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Chainsaw when i pull on the cord to start the saw it stays out and when it do go back the cord comes off the pulley and goes around the flywheel.this saw is only 1 year old and i've been having trouble with this sence the day i bought it.

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I would suggest replacing your spring.

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The flywheel on my elna su will not turn

either a jam up in the bobbin which is preventing the needle bar from coming up, internally siezed up, or the friction belt internally to the flywheel has broken/worn out.

There are a couple of different SU models, the Star Series and the Air Electronics both had an SU (supermatic) model so I'll be general in my description. Firstly remove the needle cover plate and check around the bobbin race for jam ups. Or if the machine has been packed away for a long time unused, then we could assume this is a sieze up. FIRST REMOVE THE POWER PLUG FROM THE MACHINE FOR SAFETY. You'll need to remove the top machine cover and delve into the insides with a bit of patience, good quality sewing machine oil (tri-flow is perfect if you can obtain some, bike shops have it or I got mine from Ebay) and Qtips or something similar.

There should be a couple of screws holding the top cover onto the machine so remove these and then lift and tilt the cover to the back around the lifting handle and making sure you clear the bobbin winder mechanism on the right. Really good idea to take photos with your mobile as you go so you can remember where things went. Now apply triflow to the metal moving parts you can access, in particular the top of the Elnagraph shaft which should have a red mark for oiling point, and the needle bar swing bearing. Keep oil away from the belt/s on the right side of the machine where the flywheel is driven by the motor.

You'll need to carefully clean, oil and gently move the flywheel back and forwards until things free up.

Jul 28, 2014 | Elna Sewing Machines

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How do I thread my elna super sewing machine

Hi Marsha, this is pretty straight forward on these beaut Swiss made machines.

Have you managed to wind a bobbin firstly? You need to disenage the clutch by holding the outside of the flywheel and turning the inner coupling knob towards you. Bring up the bobbin winder spindle into a vertical position. Place spool of thread onto one of the spool pins at the rear of the machine, then take the thread from your spool across to the thread guide on the left of the head of the machine, to the inside of the bobbin pull the tail from inside the bobbin up through a hole on top. Place the bobbin on the spindle and TURN IT SLIGHLY UNTIL IT CAN BE PRESSED ALL THE WAY DOWN. While holding the protuding end of the thread wind a few turns of thread on the bobbin by pressing the knee control lever until the core of the bobbin is covered securing your starting point. Stop and trim the loose end of thread up against the bobbin, then restart winding until it stops automatically when full, while keeping light tension onto your thread spool at the back (use the curved handle of your scissors into the top of the spoool) so it maintains even tension on the thread as it comes off. Watch the bobbin and give the thread a nudge with your finger if it starts to fill too much in the middle, you want a nice even wind top middle and bottom. When bobbin is fully wound, remove it and swing the bobbin winder spindle to the side. Then tighten up clutch again by holding flywheel and turning inner coupling wheel away from you until it is firm.

Open the bobbin cover flap, drop the bobbin in with the holes on top. Hold the thread tail and move it clockwise around the bobbin case until it goes into the little groove - press down on the thread while holding the bobbin still with a finger, you will hear the thread click into the tension spring. Try again if this doesn't happen, you must get it into the tension. You can test by lifting the thread vertically, it will come out again if not in the spring.

Now, top thread. Turn the flywheel toward you until thread take up lever is in its highest position and raise the pressure foot. Place the thread spool on a spool pin so that the thread unwinds itself from the side nearest the machine. Pas the thread from below throu the thread guide then throu one of the two openings of the upper thread tension, thread from left to right, through the hole of the thread take up lever, then pas it from behind through the two thread guides at the lower front of the head. Then thread the needle from front to back. Use the top thread to draw up the bobbin thread by holding the top thread and turning the flywheel towards you through one sequence so the hook catches the upper thread, then pull the top thread to draw up the bobbin thread to the top. Close the bobbin cov er plate, draw both threads to the back of the sewing platform and you're ready to sew.

You need to oil this vintage machine and there should be marked red points inside the head cover and on the side of the bobbin case denoting where.

I would suggest that you join the Yahoo group called Elna Heirlooms; you'll find some useful information there and very helpful members who maintain their Elnas like your model.

Oct 19, 2011 | Elna 2007 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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How do you put a bobbin in a elna so i can use it to sew

Drop in a full bobbin with the holes side upwards (I'm assuming this is a Swiss Elna sewing Machine horizontal bobbin design as you haven't given the model number).

Now, hold the thread tail with your right hand and pulll the thread clockwise towards you while holding the bobbin still with a finger from your left hand. Bring the thread tail around towards you until it goes into the little slot, then press downwards onto the thread tail close to the bobbin until you hear it click into the tension spring. Test by lifting the thread tail upwards, it should stay in tension and not come back out of the groove.

Now close the back slide cover over the bobbin leaving the bobbin thread tail visible out to the right.

Now manually turn the flywheel towards you while holding the top thread tail and take the needle down into the bobbin holder area and back to the top, pull the thread tail to bring the bobbin thread up to the top.

There is a threading up diagrams at
for the old Supermatic but the bobbin holder design is almost identical for all the subsequent models such as the SU, TSP, Supermatic or Air Electronics like the Stella, Carina or Jubilee, the above is the same for all.

Sep 19, 2011 | Elna Sewing Machines

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My elna sewing machine bobbin won't spin on top to wind thread around. The fly wheel spins though...I've been putting thread on the bobbins by hand.

If the fly wheel is going around then the clutch isn't disengaged to wind the bobbin, you need to pull out the flywheel on your model to disengage the clutch for bobbin winding.

Take thread from thread spool across to bobbin winder thread guide, then back to bobbin and thread the tail through the hole on top of the bobbin. Place bobbin onto spindle on top of machine and then push it against the stop to engage the bobbin winding motor. HOld the thread tail up and start winding slowly until the bobbin core has been covered including the starting point. Stop and trim off the thread tail with scissors. COntinue winding bobbin and give the thread a nudge if needed to wind evening top middle and bottom of the bobbin. A good smooth wind is important. Also don't wind at full speed and keep an eye on the thread reel that the thread is coming off, you don't want it bouncing around as this will **** the thread and stretch then relax it affecting your bobbin wind.

Obviously if you know this and the bobbin winding mechanisim is just not working, then it will need a service/replacement by an Elna repair person.

Aug 01, 2011 | Elna 2007 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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My granddaughter got a Tiny Tailor TT600. The thread comes off the Disc thread guide as soon as we start sewing. Can't keep thread on there unless I keep finger on that button to keep thread on while...

I had the same problem until I saw that you have to Thread the thread up around the button --not just go around it and expect it to stay. Un-thread the machine to that point then look carefully at the button and you will see an open tab on the right side to go around but on the left side you have to look up at it and thread the thread up next to the button-there's a closed piece on that side that keeps the thread on the button, and then continue to thread the machine. Once you have it correctly it won't be able to fall off every time the arm thing comes down. Hope that helps!

Jul 03, 2011 | Singer Tiny Tailor TT700

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I have an Elna Carina Electonic machine. It was just tuned up, but got jammed up in the bobbin. I took it out, used brush to get all lint out but now cannot get the bobbin unit back in an working. No...

Lovely machine, don't dispair. You need to turn the rotary hook with your flywheel so that the open side of the hook is facing you. Now move the black inner piece around inside so that the cutout side is facing you too and just a bit to the left. Now lower the bobbin holder in with the metal arms facing towards you , they should slip in between the outer parts. You want the two bobbin case screws to line up with the holes underneath, just give it a bit of a wiggle until you feel it drop into place. Now screw in the two screws on the bobbin holder with your mini screwdriver from your kit to secure.

Now rotate the flywheel towards you, the bobbin holder should stay still while the rotary hook goes around.

If you have any issues feel free to email me on and I'll try to elaborate or take a pic of the process tonight.

And remember to hold the two threads when you start a seam at the back for a few stitches to avoid the thread jams, just a quirk on these machines but I love them so much.

Hope this helps you.

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Mar 16, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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Toro 22'' recycler self propelled, pull start- works first time every time after priming. Electric start, starter spins fast enough to start- but will not start... WHat gives? Connections are there- good...

if you can turn it over easy its not the brake [but] when you pull the handle back, where the cable hooks up try pulling the braket back a little maybe the cable is wore do this with the handle puuled back[also if you have a armeture\coil/ clean it where it meats the flywheel and clean the magnet on the flywheel also check to see if the flywheel key is sheared if it has any groove at all and not smooth replace it]. thank you.

Dec 21, 2009 | Sewing Machines

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When i start sewing, the needle only goes a couple times before it start to "catch" on the bobbin(yes, i believe that i have the correct one)....or the thread(dont know which) and then the bobbin "knocks"...

Make sure the thread comes off the bobbin in a counter-clockwise direction. This has happened to me before and I took the machine for repairs. :( Hopefully, that's all it is.

Jun 19, 2009 | Brother XL-2600I

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Husky 55 chainsaw

All chainsaws are air cooled. The problem is the cylinder head often sits underneath the gas tank. People fill their tanks with a mixture of gasoline and oil and often spill it or overfill the tank causing that oily mixture to coat the cylinder often. Then all the saw dust and dirt sticks to the oil and pretty soon the cooling fins on the cylinder head and all the parts surrounding it are coated with an oily dirty grime that keeps air from circulating around the cylinder head letting it cool normally. I'm not that familiar with a Husky but you need to be careful about other parts in the area, but you need to clean off the cylinder head so that it can get some cooling and quit heating up the gas in your tank. Usually there is a vent in the gas cap also and if it's plugged it will cause the gas tank to pressure up and force more gas than is necessary into the carburetor. Either clean the vent or buy a new gas cap.

Apr 23, 2009 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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