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Elna su motor won't turn off

I have an old Elna SU mechanical sewing machine. It sews just fine. I was sewing this morning, I walked away and the machine started to sew on it's own. Now I can't stop it. If the power is on, the machine runs at maximum speed. What can I do?

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Re: elna su motor won't turn off

It is only your Capasitor that is faulty and can be by passed

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Re: elna su motor won't turn off

There wasn't anything like a suppressor any other ideas?

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You need a low shank style walking foot. Even back in the 80's when your SU air electronic was new, the walking foot sold by Elna was an after market one, and not made by Tavaro. Same with the ruffler attachment, it was after market and actually fitted quite a few makes of machine.

I would just ask the dealer/shop if they will refund your money if you find it doesn't work just in case.

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I purchased a used Elna su type 62cr209707. I need an instruction manual, where do i find one?

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you can purchase a manual from here - well worth spending the dollars to find out how it works, especially the buttonhole which isn't like modern 4 step ones. You may also find that the foot control has a switch to give you slow speed vs normal speed sewing.

If you are in the USA you could also visit, they have lots of Swiss Elna goodies for sale and are very knowledgable on these machines.

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