Question about Elna 2007 Mechanical Sewing Machine
I own an Elna Carina sewing machine that is about 25 years old. It has always worked fine and I had it cleaned and checked out for the first time about four years ago. The technician said it barely needed servicing because I had maintained it so well. I have not used it all that much since then. The problem I am experiencing is with the zig-zag stitch. If I stitch one stitch at a time it works fine with the properly set length and width. However, when I begin to stitch faster, the zig-zag almost disappears into a striaght stitch. This is a first for me. Any suggestions???
Over time, and especially when not used, there is a likelihood of dust and old oil forming a sort of glue, or clag....
Remove the needle for safety, then, when you have the setting on Zig zag, gently push the needle arm to the opposite side of the zig stitch.......release the needle arm, and if it springs back quickly, it is fine, if it moves slowly, or almost not at all, then the clag needs removing with application of few drops of methylated spirit to start, at the sort of piston affair that shifts needle arm L & R .....move the needle arm back & forth until it frees up, a drop of oil to finish.........if almost seized, may require leaving overnight after using a penetrating lubricant if it is really resistant....I have had them on the bench for 3 days with manual manipulation a few times each day before they finally come good.
Posted on Feb 01, 2008
Elnas are still being sold although no longer made in Switzerland. Parts are available for the older Swiss machines. Any reputable sewing machine mechanic should be able to service and retime your Elna.
To find a dealer you can try www.elna.com, go to your country, then the Contact Us page and ask them for details of a local Elna dealer to you.
Or search yellow pages "sewing machine repairs" , find whose close, give them a ring and ask if they know your model.
Posted on Oct 28, 2011
Are their any shops that work on Elna ? My Elna needs some retiming or something, answer this
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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