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Elna Carina Sewing Machine


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You are very welcome.....if you would like to re-vote accordingly, I guess this is another opportunity !

For those coming later to review the solution, somehow this post went off topic from the original exchange regarding an Elna with a reluctant Zig Zag motion caused by a sticking of the mechanism
....for anyone else with a similar issue, have a look here for advice on cleaning a slow or sticking zig zag mechanism

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