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Elna threading and reverse instructions

I dont know where my reverse is located, and I dont know how to properly thread the tension roller on the lever.   This is an Elna Primula 410.

Thanks in advance.

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Threading an Elna Primula 410 - put the thread on the top rear spindle - then through the open metal guide at the back of the top (avoiding the tensioned bit on top as this is for the bobbin winding), then down through the tension wheels (making sure foot is up) - under metal loop at bottom, back up through metal loop at top - down again with thread running over top of two metal bars - then through loop on top of needle & then thread needle!
Hope this helps...

Posted on Mar 11, 2008



I have a Primula 310

The reverse is located in the middle of the stitch length dial, you press in the button whilst you reverse.

When threading up any sewing machine make sure the foot is 'up' as this opens the tension disks and the thread goes between. when you lower the foot the discs close around the thread and add the tension.

Hope this helps

Posted on Nov 01, 2007


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