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Machine Elna Supermatic 722010 When I sew with a single cam all works properly the problem comes with any twin cam, the upper cam follower has a spring holding it away from the cam, how do I get the upper cam follower to engage the upper cam. The machine is perfect with a single cam or straight stitch just the twin cams are the problem. Any one have a macro shot of the inside of the cam cover with a twin cam installed and the upper cam follower in contact with the cam.

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    Tally Girl Mar 03, 2011

    Have you resolved this issue, I have a Supermatic at home so might be able to assist you?

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2011

    No I've not found the problem yet I need a closeup picture of the twin cam with the upper and lower cam followers engaged to get the twin cam stitch pattern.

  • Tally Girl
    Tally Girl Mar 03, 2011

    I've just shot some pics of mine, can you email me on [email protected] and I'll send them directly to you? Embedding them into this page they won't be clear enough.

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Machine Elna Supermatic 722010 - tally_girl_2.jpg I don't suppose it would be so simple as setting the wheel inside the elnagraph to "A" to engage the automatic stitches? I've done it myself once or twice LOL.

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