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I have an Elna Lotus ZZ sewing machine which hasbeen in a cupboard for many years. I now wish to give it to a friend.Is there a manual available? I am just in the process of cleaning it up before trying it out

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How do you adjust the tension control on an Elna lotus SP


The tension dial is on the front of the machine right above the needle. The higher the number, the tighter the tension is applied to the top thread. HINT: When threading the top thread, ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot throughout the entire threading process. This allows the thread to seat completely in the tension disk. Tension is correct when the top and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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Can you tell me which model Elna? Have you owned it for a long time, or is it a recent purchase? If it is an older machine, i.e. a little Lotus ZZ, or one of the Star Series, I suspect that your stitch knob has simply been turned the wrong way. I own a variety of Elnas, about 10 in total, so if you can be more specific about the machine, I may be able to give clear instructions.

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Manual for elna lotus sp


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My very old little elna lotus (not sure if zz or sp) has suddenly jammed solid with the needle down through a piece of material. I can't move the flywheel at tall and I can't free the materia


Try unscrewing the needle, and then pull up the plate, and sort outthe threads very carefully with a quikunpick. When starting to sew, have slightly longer threads, make sure they are behind the needle, and hold them in your left hand. Especially when sewing very fine fabric, start slowly until you are sure the threads are forming properly, then it's OK to speed up. Use your ears, if it doesn't sound right, stop immediately. If you are going to use fine slippery fabric, be sure to do a trial piece first, rather than muck up your project. Elna machines are lovely to use, I've had one for over 40 years, still in daily use. Oiled with one spot of oil each time I use it, fluff regularly cleaned from underneath with the little brush supplied.

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I inherited my mother's Elna Lotus SP sewing machine. She had the sewing guide inside the machine, but not the instruction manual. I need to know how about the bobbin and how to thread?


Hi Jeanne, you might want to check out my tip on early Swiss Elnas,

http://www.fixya.com/support/r10602655-acquired_early_swiss_elna_sewing

it should help you get the Lotus going. Lovely machine. If you are in the USA you may also want to contact White Sewing Center as he may have this manual available for sale or a copy of it. www.whitesewingcenter.com.

Remember to use the Elna 7 hole dished metal bobbins, there are 7 holes on the top, and looks like this11_7_2011_6_23_57_am.jpg

Always wind it and insert it into the machine this way. Don't use any other bobbin. Standard needles 130/705H, flat shank to the back.

Check out my other tip on bobbin winding too, it is important to keep tension onto the thread spool that you are winding thread off as the machine doesn't tension the thread for you. So you need to apply pressure to the top of the thread spool as you wind off, use the curved handle of your scissors on the top of the spool.

Feel free to connect to me and ask if you have any other questions, I have a Lotus TSP at home and its almost identical to the SP. Happy stitching.

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The Hook Pinion Gear on my Elna Lotus ZZ is damaged. I have sourced a replacement. Im sure I can fit it myself but Is the timing of the machine something a novice can fix?


Timing is not something I've ever tacked, always been happy to pass the machine to my fav SM guy and keep him working as I love my Elnas. You may find it easier to track down a SM technician experienced with Elnas to fit this part for you. Especially as they are small compact machines and having the right tools can be very helpful. Also he'd be able to tell you if some of the other parts are also ageing and should be replaced at the same time.

If you are in the US you could visit www.whitesewingcenter.com and check out some of the information there, you will find it helpfull and he also hires tools to make some repair tasks easier.

And finally, there are some service manuals available from www.arizonaexpressionz.com - not for this model but you may be able to get some help from the Stella ones, they are the models after the Lotus. The manuals will assume that you are a trained technician though but should give you some pointers.

Good luck with your Lotus.

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Manual for Elna lotus sp model 35 m703163


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