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I am trying to thread an Elna Air Electronic SU. Can you give me directions?

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SOURCE: Elna SU missing stiches and breaking thread

it sounds like the needle hook timing is out. You need to get the needle in the lowest position and measure the gap from the needle to the hook point on the bobbin shuttle. It should be 1/4". You will need to remove the foot and foot plate to be able to see. I use a 1/4" drill bit as a gauge. If you need to adjust it, you will need to remove the free arm cover to the right of the foot and loosen the 2 allen head screws that hold the drive gear. Adjust the gap, tighten the screws and retry. Usually if the needle catches the thread to early, it will make a bad stitch and the upper thread will break. If it catches to late, it will make thread loops and the machine will skip stitches. Good luck, these are a good machine and worth fixing. Phil

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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SOURCE: I need a manual.

well you could get the manual from this site http://safemanuals.com/user-guide-instructions-owner-manual/ELNA/6005-HEIRLOOM-EDITION-_M but i would go with this one instead its a bit easyier to get http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/26965882-elna-6005-sewing-manual-instruction-manual if you have any further questions please message me back and please remember to rank how this opinion has helped in your appliance situation Thanks again
Rick

Posted on Dec 15, 2010

Tally Girl
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SOURCE: how to thread the bobin on a elna air electronic

I assume you mean when you wind a bobbin full of thread??

You take the end of thread from your spool through the tension device or an eyelet on top of the machine, then back to the bobbin on the bobbin winder and thread the loose end through a top hole on the bobbin. Click the bobbin in against the stop and press on the pressure foot to start to wind. Hold the top thread for a bit as the bobbin starts to fill and then once it has been covered by a row or two of thread, stop and cut of the loose end from top of the bobbin. Now continue to wind the bobbin until it cuts out as it fills against the stopper. Nudge the thread with a finger tip as it spools onto the bobbin to help get the bobbin filled top and bottom and not just in the middle. (bit like when you coil the garden hose onto the reel, it always wants to go in the middile only and then jams up LOL).

Also a really good idea to place your scissors handle into the top of the thread spool to slow/control it as the thread reels off it. This helps give an even tension on the thread going onto the bobbin which really helps with stitch quality later.

Posted on Mar 03, 2011

Tally Girl
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SOURCE: I have a old Elna

Is this the duplex model with the base that fits into a sewing cabinet?

My Elna booklet lists a SP "air electronic" duplex (CL.39), if so, then it would be same stitches as the 38, yellow front panel, 7 built in stitches and automatic knob with blue markings for buttonholing.

Here is the SU manual images for buttonholing, should be exactly the same for the SP.

tally_girl_4.jpg Instructions are:
use buttonhole foot. turn the 3 dials to buttonhole marked in blue (stitch selection, width and length).
Mark length of buttonhol on the material. Place work under foot with the mark in the middile fo the foot, the start being directly below the needle. sew the first side, raise the needle. Turn stitch width dial to 2, blue. Sew a few stitches for bartack. Raise the needle.
Turn stitch width dial to 3 blue. sew the second side. stop just short of the first side. Raise the needle.
turn the stitch width dial to 4 blue. sew a few stitches for bartack. Raise the needle.
Turn stitch width dial to "fastening off stitch" blue dot. Sew a few stitches, holding back the material by hand. Raise needle, lift pressure foot and remove work, triming off threads.
Open the buttonhole with your seam ripper (put a pin across the end to avoid any nasties).

Posted on Mar 07, 2011

Tally Girl
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SOURCE: how to thread bobbin on Elna SU

if you go to this solution
http://www.fixya.com/support/t1064475-elna_carine_electronic_sewing_machine
you'll see the threading diagram for an Elna SU, threading up is same on all the air electronic Elnas (the SU, TSP, 500, Jubilee and Carinas).

If clicking on the link doesn't work, then just select the text, control C to copy, the paste it into your browser address bar.

Trust this helps.

Posted on Oct 02, 2011

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