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I have a Elna Stella Air electronic and dont know how to put it in Zig Zag mode...

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If there is no obvious symbol, try putting it on a wider stitch in straight mode

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you could try www.Scribed.com or www.diplodocs.com for this one free, otherwise pretty sure it can be purchased at www.sewingpartsonline.com or relics which is www.sewing-machine-manuals.com.

Should be a blue or brown cover I think from memory.

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Firstly will it sew any stitches that require the needle to swing from side to side? the serpentine stitch or blind hem stitch?

As this machine is now 20+ years old (but a beautifully made Swiss Elna, don't junk it) I must ask firstly has it had a full service recently?

What can happen with these (and many machines if left for a bit) is that the needle bar bearings will sieze up and the needle won't swing from side to side. It can certainly be fixed if this is the case, I've done it with a TSP and a SU Air Electronic machine.

Other possibility is that the spring that pulls the neeld bar back to position may have broken. Check this as follows. Set stitch width dial to 4, stitch selector to zig zag and press the needle bar to the right, place your finger high on the bar, not down on the needle itself. If it moves to the right freely, then release it and it should move back to centre itself if the spring is there.

If the bar does spring back slowly and the machine hasn't been serviced for some time; then good chance its the bearings. You may want to take it for a full service as a technician can check out the timing also as well as giving it a full clean and lube internally.

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I have and Elna su sewing machine and i can't get it to zig zag. Please refresh my memory on the settings i should have it on.


Depends on which SU you have, but you need to move the stitch selector to Zig Zag, then set the stitch length to 2.5 and the stitch width to at least 2.

On the earlier models the stitch selector is a wheel inside the flap on the top of the machine, on the air electronics, it is a coloured dial.

If this doesn't help, check if you've inadvertently moved the needle position to the side setting.

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