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I had a Elna (7208378)1010 given to me but can't figure out how to thread it. Is there a diagram I can download? Thanks. Marie

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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.

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I have a Elna Air Electronic TSP machine and are looking for the manual. Type 58, no: x2414392. Where can i buy it and what is the cost? Regards, Anne-Marie Smit RSA


Hi Anne-Marie, I believe your TSP would look like this one below?
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there is a manual available for download at www.diplodocs.com, just search with "Elna 58 tsp" and you should find it.

There is also a great website in the USA, www.whitesewingcenter.com where there is lots of Swiss Elna manuals, accessories and spare parts for sale, really great resource as Tavaro SA no longer operates and the current Elnas are made in Asia. They do sell O/S but you may need to pay by bank draft.

I trust that this helps you with your TSP, it was a well made machine.

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Having thread breakage probelm and also can't track down the correct bobbin to use on the Elna 2005


have you got the manual for this machine? You can download one from here: http://www.ps2netdrivers.net/manual/elna.2005/

It is a front loading bobbin and removabel bobbin case so I think the bobbin is a plastic "Class 15" - like this http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/bobbins-class-15-plastic-10-pack.aspx

Thread breaking could be caused several factors such as the thread actually being old and brittle, the needle or needle plate having burrs and catching the thread, incorrect threading, bobbin in bobbin case the wrong way, or top tension discs playing up/too tight or thread catching somewhere in the threading path.

I'd suggest that you trouble shoot this and refer to the manual for cleaning instructions. If you can access them clean between the tension discs (turn tension down to zero and "floss" between the by running the selvage edge of a piece of clean cotton scrap through the discs to remove any lint/dye buildup). Wind a fresh bobbin and rethread referring to the manual to ensure the bobbin is turning the right way. New needle and rethread top thread refering to threading diagram. Tension on 5 and test sew again.

If you are still having problems, then the machine may benefit from a service by your local Elna dealer, a good service and clean at least every 2 years is recommended.

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Hi. I've searched a number of my sources for a manual for your machine, but the closest I could find is for the 2002-2004-2006 models at http://www.mastersewusa.com/info_elna_2002_2004_2006.html

Threading should be similar enough between your machine and the ones covered in this manual that you can see what's going wrong.

Hope this helps!

Robbie

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Please describe the type of bobbin you have. Is it held inside of a removable metal casing? Or is it a dropin type? Is the sewing machine what is known as a "freearm" which you can put a sleeve or trouserleg over or is it a flatbed type? When I know this I can help you further.(I used to sell sewing machines).

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