Your Elna will soon become more than a precious friend to make your daily work easier. You have chosen a sewing machine of the finest quality. 1 .INSTRUCTION BOOKLET For free-arm sewing machines Elna SP (Special) Elna ST (Star) Elna SU (Super) ci~i~ sewing machines CI 33 CI 43 CI 64 CI 31 For flat-bed Elna Plana SP (Special) Elna Plana ST (Star) Elna Plana SU (Super) See the models illustrated on page 2. To help you make the best use of it. first read this booklet. it will give you unending satisfaction. We congratulate you.. Dear Elna Owner. page by page .. and itwill turn your sewing hours into an enjoyable and relaxing experience.

Servicing and Repairs If you should need any additional information. Elna Model with with free flat arm bed Useful Information 2. Detailed explanations on sewing and the use of certain presser feet or other accessories are to be found in the" Sewing Guide h. before touching the machine. do not hesitate to contact your Elna shop. Elna Plana Model .1. If any disorder should occur. they alone are competent to deal with any technical problems you may have with your machine. please read the advice on page 38 and the following pages. For detailed sewing advice Consult the M Sewing Guide H. • for each model-is given on the following pages 1-25 pages: Elna SP (Special) EJ. 2 ~SP'ST'SU . These operating instructions are to help you to understand the operation of the machine-and a number of basic stitches. Qualified staff will be pleased to 'answer your questions.na Plana SP (Special) Elna ST (Star) Elna Plana ST (Star) Elna SU (Super) Elna Plana SU (Super) Other information all models for pages 1-29 and 34 pages 1-35 pages 36-42 To find a particular point in a hurry Consult the alphabetical index on pages 41-42.. Under the guarantee.

To have a large sewing surface. then the machine and the accessory box. Open the flap. 80 needle (medium size). 8. The following are alreadv. 5. No. The foot pressure does not have to be regulated. A sewing foot for ordinary straight and zigzag seams. • 4 SP'ST'SU 5 . table. resting it on the support (a) so that the cover slides into the groove. use the cover as a sewing 2. Lower the lid and close the flap. for shipping . 4. 3. 7. Keep them in the accessory box for use again. red number 5. if necessary (for example. Remove the 4 screws at the bottom.your Elna). When closing the case. The thread tension is set at • universal tension ". place the cover horizontally (see 3 above). Remove the foot control and cord.on the machine for normal sewinq : 6. Remove the cover. N. It is universal and balanced at the factory to serve for thin or thick materials.B.To remove the Elna from its case (for free-arm models) : 1.

5. Open the flap. resting it on the support (a) so that the cover slides into the groove. 80 needle (medium size). Remove the cover. The following are already on the machine for normal sewlnq : 6. 4. 3. No. The thread tension is set at • universal tension ". if necessary (for example. Lower the lid and close the flap. for shipping . The foot pressure does not have to be regulated.To remove the Elna from its case (for free-arm models) : 1. It is universal and balanced at the factory to serve for thin or thick materials. A sewing foot for ordinary straight and zigzag seams. place the cover horizontally (see 3 above).your Elna). red number 5. Remove the 4 screws at the bottom. 8. N. Keep them in the accessory box for use again. table. • 4 Sp·ST·SU 5 .B. 7. Remove the foot control and cord. To have a large sewing surface. use the cover as a sewing 2. When closing the case. then the machine and the accessory box.

Presser foot lever (behind the machine) to raise and lower the foot. Coupling wheel. Flywheel. Specification plate (make sure that the voltage is the sarnseas on the electric light bulbs in your home. 1O. 12. Thread take-up lever. Selector for automatic stitches (for Elna SP-or Elnagraph cover for Elna ST or Elna SU). open the cover and put a few drops of oil on the part of the hook marked in red (pages 10-11). 7. 3. 2. 11. 8. 5. Stitch width " knob. Rotary hook cover-if you are using your Elna for the first time or if you have not used it for some time. Built-in light. Accessory box. 17. Needle position wheel. 13. 14. 6 _SP'ST'SU 7 . If it is not. 6. • Universal" upper thread tension. 15. Bobbin winder. 19. 16. 9.Other essential parts of the machine are: h Free arm. Stitch length dial for: forward-reverse-automatic. Retractable spool pins. 4. 18. do not plug in the machine and contact your Elna Service Center). Foot control-plug in as illustrated. Lever for instant reverse. Light switch.

ST.Operation Get used to the speeds by working the machine without thread for a short while. Accessories The box contains: A presser foot (already on the machine) A darning foot (2) A darning and button plate A zipper foot (3) An embroidery and buttonhole A buttonhole Five bobbins An assortment of needles A needle threader A screwdriver A cleaning brush An empty oiler An Elna oil refill And in addition: (a) (b) with Elna ST Six single Elna-discs with Elna SU A single Elna-disc Five double Elna-discs A buttonhole foot (5) (for "no-turn" knife foot (4) (1) buttonholes). You should immediately become accustomed to putting your foot correctly on the foot control (plugged in as illustrated on page 7). 8 lliimSP. The fixed button is a permanent support. 2. the faster the machine goes. If the foot control is marked" Electronic" (standard only in certain countries). it is equipped with a small switch for two speed ranges as follows: Fast Slow with the switch at " + " with the switch at " . 1.".SU . on which you may rest your foot without fatigue. press the moveable button. The more you press. 3. By leaning the sole of your foot towards the left.

Attach the feet without using a screwdriver. Replace needle and foot. Use only fine-grade sewing machine oil. 6. Remove the needle plate. the flat part (a) turned towards the • bobbin.SU . by using the turned-out wings of the fixation screw. instructions. although the 705 or 15 x 1 systems are also suitable. Oiling You should normally oil the machine before use. with the presser bar lever in its raised position. place one drop of oil on the rotary hook from time to time. Open the rotary-hook cover. 3. Tighten the screw firmly (a screwdriver is not necessary). red mark. turning the fly In case of prolonged. 5. Remove needle and foot. Replace the needle plate and run the machine a little. hold it between index finger and thumb. .Needles Use needles of the 1301705 H system for preference.ST. For fuller maintenance 10 _SP. Two drops are enough for each oil hole (marked red). 4. Feet 2. see page 37. 1. lever (arrow). uninterrupted use. To change or insert the needle. Raise the thread take-up wheel towards you. Push the needle up into the needle clamp as far as it will go.

with the holes on top (there is no bobbin case).Bobbin Winding For normal sewing. It then into the tension spring automatically. Close the rotary hook cover and draw the thread backwards into the slot with a slight tug. 5. )-I. 9. Changing-the Bobbin 10. Place the bobbin with the holes on top on the bobbin winder and push the bobbin winder to the right. Tighten the coupling wheel firmly by turning it in the opposite direction to the arrow. snaps 8.. Pass the thread through the thread guide. in the direction indicated. 2. repeat the operation as explained above (7 and 8). If unexpectedly it does. Wind the thread round the bobbin a few times by hand. Wind the bobbin. "" Inserting the Bobbin Threading the lower thread 7. 1. J 6. Pull out one of the spool pins. it will stop automatically. Foot raised. the bobbin comes out automatically. Retain the bobbin with your left index finger. Insert the extractor (which is just above the hook) into the central hole of the bobbin. When the bobbin is full. Put the spool of thread in place. Place the bobbin in the rotary hook. Cut the thread and remove the bobbin by pushing the bobbin winder to the left. 1. pass the thread through the slot (a) and bring it around to the front in the righthand corner (b). use medium-size thread in preference to others. while gently retaining the spool of thread with your fingertip. Disengage the flywheel by unscrewing the coupling wheel ae far as it will turn. It should not come out of the slot (7a). Sp·ST·SU 13 . When it is released. 4. 3. Open the rotary hook cover and check by pulling the thread gently to the rear. 12 .

--:'-<---. This movement makes the thread. (see special accessories in To thread the twin needle the" Sewing Guide ").Threading the Upper Thread Make sure that the thread take-up lever and the foot are raised. Turn the tension dial to a position between 5 and 1 to lessen the tension. 14. 8. Draw up the lower thread. you must insert it into theeye of the needle from behind. The" Sewing Guide" contains fuller details in this connection. you can do most sewing jobs without changing the tension. 6. . The machine is now set up for sewing. If you use the needle threader. turning the flywheel one full turn towards you. Close the rotary hook cover and leave about 6 in. Universal Tension 13. Free the loop of thread by hand. 4. 12. Thread take-up lever (thread from left to right). in the following order: 2-3. Follow the same procedure but with two threads. Thread guide. 5. hold it back with your finger and insert the thread as illustrated. Pull out one of the spool pins (1). With the tension set at the red number" 5 ". Leave about 15 cm (6 inch) of the upper thread in front of the needle and hold it with your index finger on the edge of the needle plate. of each thread to the side. take-up lever descend and return to its highest position. 7. Needle (thread from front to back). passing one thread on each side of the separating disc of the upper tension and on each side of the thread guide of the needle clamp (15). Upper tension. Drawing up the Lower Thread 10. Needle clamp.. > 11. passing them under the presser foot. 9. Thread guide.s the hook and the bobbin correctly. Make sure that the thread crosse. If you should want to change the tension: Turn the tension dial to a position between 5 and 9 to increase the tension. Place the spool on it.

Then sew a straight seam with the stitches (1 to 4) adapted to the kind of job or the material. Leave the stitch width knob on • 0 ". you should hold the thread for the first two or three stitches.Sewing 1.. Removing the Material 8. For brief use. Lift the presser foot lever (raise the foot).. Make sure that the coupling wheel is tight. move the lever to the right (for instant reverse or back-tack). the machine automatically returns to forward stitching. Straight Reverse Stitchinq 5.between 1 and 4. When you start to sew. When you release it. 6-7. • Do not run a threaded machine unless it has the material properly placed under the foot and the foot has been lowered. 3. Shorter stitches for fine material. turn the stitch length dial to. first turn the flywheel towards you to raise the thread take-up lever to its highest position. Pull out the material away from you and cut the thread with the thread cutter on the presser bar • . Turn the stitch length dial (black figures) between 1 and 4 according to the length of stitch -desired.SU 17 . 16 "_SP. To remove the material. For prolonged sewing in reverse. • Use the sewing foot (pages 10-11) . longer stitches for heavier material. red figures. r: Straight Forward Stitching 2.ST. 4.

between 0 and 4. depending on the length desired. you get one stitch width is at each notched position of the lever.. Stretch blind and edging stitch.. When the width is set at "0" and you pull the knob towards you. 18 Sp·ST·SU . move the stitch width knob. 3. stitches are adjusted in the same way.. you can turn it so that the mark "~~" is on top. depending on on the width desired. Zigzag stitch. 15. 6.-i.. On Elna SP this selector is visible. With the selector you can choose any of 6 built-in stitches.Sewing with automatic stitches Stitch Selector 11. and 4. All built-in Important: When the mark" I" on top. stitch. Multistretch Blind stitch. . which allows you to vary the stitch width freely by moving the knob with your thumb. between 1 and 4. with the mark" I" top. Scalloped edging stitch. 12. it is under the Elnagraph cover.--<. 2. choose the stitch by turning the selector to any of the following positions: 1. Adjustment of Stitches 13-14. numbered 1 to 6. 5. With the stitch width knob at " 0 ". which are always ready to sew. On Elna ST and Elna SU. Overcasting stitch. After selecting the stitch. • Turn the stitch length dial between Y. 4.

3. 20 ~ Sp·ST·SU 21 . turn the selector to the overcasting stitch ••• ~I. by turning the needle position wheel. depending on the material. zip fasteners buttons or buttonholes. Move the stitch width knob to a position between 2 and 4. to left. 9. guide the edge of the material along the slot of the sewing foot (stitch width 4). With the stitch width knob at " 0 ". Centered straight sewing.1 5. For medium or heavy materials. 2. With the stitch width lever at " 0 ". the overcasting stitch -e11la 8. u . On the right. With the stitch width at 4. stitch length 1.z and 1. overcasting is one of the basic stitches. Overcasting After straight sewing. depending on the type of material. Turn the stitch length dial to a position between 1 and 3.4 ". guide the edge of the material along the middle of the foot. 6. the needle can be made to stitch while positioned off center anywhere between right and left. This overcasting withstands washing and keeps the fabrics flat. with the" to a position between 2 and 4. With the zigzag stitch: 4. along the guide mark on the foot-stitch width 4. Move the stitch width knob. Use the presser foot. Straight sewing off center. For sheer or light materials. to right. 5. this will give a very pretty overcast of a final width of 2 mm ('/16 inch).1he needle will stitch over the edge. i. guide the edge of the material alongtfie slot of the sewing foot.e. I"mark on top 6. With 4.Centering the Needle For certain kinds of straight or zigzag sewing. such as bindings. turn the selector to ~ "1 ". Turn the stitch length dial to a position between Y. Straight sewing off center. 7. Example:' • 1.

Turn the stitch length dial to Y:... use the embroidery and buttonhole foot. pull it and turn it so that the mark"' . and gradually reduce the stitch length.Em_ Sp·ST·SU 23 . pillowcases.. 3. By moving this knob gradually by and. To obtain a pretty satin stitch..Some other kinds of zigzag sewing Satin Stitch 1. o 1 234 r 22 . turn the selector to ~ "1 ". With the stitch width knob at tn 0 "'. With the stitch width knob at " 0 ".. Push the stitch width knob..~ ut is on top. I"mark on top. etc . A satin stitch is very decorative on sheet hems.t£~. table-cloths. while the Elna is running.. 2. 4-5. you can obtain the tapered satin stitch you fancy. Tapered Satin Stitch 6-7.ti. until you have a sufficiently close safin4s. with the" to a position between 1 and 4. betwen 0 and 4. Adjust as for satin stitching above. cushion covers.

End of general instructions common to models Elna SP. " on top. b) Sew the second side and stop just short of the length of the first. with the mark ".o 1 234 To make a neat buttonhole • 1. a) Set the stitch width knob at 4. b) Sew a few stitches. b) Finish off the buttonhole by sewing a few stitches. turn the selector to zigzag ~ "1 ". Raise the needle. 9. a) Set the stitch width knob at 4. Elna ST. It can be changed without a screwdriver by using the turned-out wings of the fixation screw With the stitch width knob at " 0 ". b) Sew a few stitches to fasten the threads. Elna SUo For: An " no-turn" buttonhole see pages 32-33 (Elna ~U) see pages 36-37 Darning Maintenance. b) Sew the first side of the buttonhole. Use the embroidery and buttonhole foot.. which you will find in the accessory box. a) Set the stitch width knob at 2. 2. Decenter the needle to the left. 3. Set the stitch length dial between % and %.. holding the material back by hand. . 10. Stop witli'th~~ needle in the material at the mark (right). 5. a) Mark the desired length on the material. 7. First make a few trial runs with a scrap of material. Raise the needle. 6. 8. c) Raise the foot and pivot the material round the needle.. Open with the buttonhole knife. 1 234 I o 1 234 ® 24 Sp·ST·SU • a . Lower the foot and raise the needle. with the machine adjusted as you intend to use it. disorders and alphabetical see pages 37 -42 index o ® . Raise the needle. a) Set the stitch width knob at " 0 ". 4. Set the stitch width knob at 2.

They can be used on Elna ST and Elna SUo Double Elna-discs (double profile).. _. The stitch is marked in white. remove it by pressing the button. according to fashion and your own requirements. Single Elna-discs (single profile). 5-6. A selection of Elna-discs is supplied with the machine. with the circular mark over the driving pin and press the Elna-disc down.SU 27 . . There are: 1. 2. Put the Elna-disc you want to use in the Elnagraph. and you can obtain many other stitch patterns (see pages 34-35). They can be used on Elna SUo Changing or inserting an Elna-disc 3. If there is another Elna-disc in place in the automatic stitch control (called the Elnagraph). 4 . The stitch is marked in red. 26 -=ST. Set the stitch width knob and the stitch length dial at " 0 ".Supplement for Elna ST and Elna SU Elna-discs Sewing with interchangeable for automatic stitches With the int'erchangeable Elna-discs you can sew a large number of additional stitches.

but the indicator is very useful for embroidery. 1. decorative stitches. 28 ----- "SToSU 29 . It is not necessary to do this for ordinary sewing. as desired.... assembling certain stitch patterns. arrow. by turning the flywheel. turn : the selector to A (automatic). The stitch is then sewn automatically. as desired. etc . 2. 3.Adjustments Elna-discs for sewing with single o 1 234 You should normally use the embroidery and buttonhole foot for filled designs with raised effect and the sewing foot for linear stitches without any raised effect.. the stitch width knob with the mark" position between 1 and 4. Visual indicator for automatic patterns 7. After inserting the Elna-disc in the Elnagraph. I"on top. 6. this shows the beginning and the end of each automatic stitch or design. fo~ the stitch length dial to a position between ~ and 4. 4. 5. the needle position wheel to the centered position (red mark). stitch Position the circle on the Elna-disc opposite the white .. and with the stitch width knob and the stitch length dial on " 0 ".

. 3. for example) sewn with double Elna-discs. etc . 7. 5.Supplement for Elna SU only Adjustments for sewing with double Elna-discs You should normally use the embroidery and buttonhole foot for filled designs with raised effect and the sewing foot for linear stitches without any raised effect.. S. 9. After inserting the double Elna-disc in the Elnagraph and wit~ th. If the stitch is too short at A. the stitch length should normally be correct. With the stitch length dial at " A ".".. turn the dial to " + ". the stitch width knob. the stitch length dial on A. However. 31 . 149) (red 2. 1..turn: the Selector to A. turn the dial to " . with mark" between 1 and 4. for certain very intricate stitches (true hemstitching. 6. This is the way to sew Elna overlock stitches (Elna-disc and other practical stitches such as the Superstretch Stitch. I"on top to a position Stitch Tuner On principle. v- \ . stitch width knob and the stitch length dial on 0 . hemstitching. 'If the stitch is too long at A. it may be desirable to lengthen or shorten the pattern to adapt it better to the material and thread-used. the Needle Position Wheel to the centered position mark). as desired.. all the stitches are perfectly shaped. 4.

turn the dial to " + ". Set the stitch width knob at 2. This can easily be set right by using the Stitch Tuner. without turning the material. Make sure that the stitch width knob (3) is actualiY-a't2.. set the controls at "0 " in the following order: stitch length dial at "0 ". it should first be removed. Raise the needle. 6. • a Open the buttonhole. foot for "no-turn" buttonholes. f!!! 7. Sew the second side and stop just short of the first. Stitch Tuner Depending on the material. If the zigzag stitch is too open.. for bl!ltonholes.o. 2. b) ~ 0." 6 or" . 12. • ® "+ o. a) Set the stitch width knob at 4. namely by turning the stitch length dial as follows: e 234 11. b . 9. -. • a CJ ~ /. a) b) o.". . turn the dial to " . and then set it at 2. 234 8. b) 10. 3. With the stitch width knob at " 0 ". by sewing a few more stitches. ® Note: After finishing "no-turn" buttonholes. Finish the buttonhole Raise the needle. Fasten the threads with a few stitches.. If the zigzag stitch is too close. pull it out a bit and turn it so that the buttonhole symbol is on top. a) Set the stitch width knob at 4. with the needle position wheeJ in the centered position. 5. 234 "No-turn" Buttonhole With the buttonholing device you can make a buttonhole 4 mm (3/16") wide. ~" mark. holding back the material by hand. b) Sew a few stitches and raise the needle. the zigzag stitching of the first row may be too close or too open. Sew the first side and raise the needle. stitch width knob at "0 ". If there is an interchangeable Elna-disc in the Elnagraph.. 4. 1. • Use the buttonhole Selector on ~ 1.or thread you use. Position the needle to the left. Turn the stitch length dial to position" A ". a) Set the stitch width knob at " 0 ". and then turn it to the ".

1. 4. 12. holding the material by hand. without turning the material. Fasten the threads with a few stitches. 7. With the stitch width knob at "0 ".. 5.. Raise the needle. turn the dial to U o 1 234 + ". foot for "no-turn" buttonholes.. Note: After finishing "no-turn" buttonholes. ~ b b a ~ ® 14 o . 3. • 1 234 0 a I!!!! c- o 1 234 • \ ® 32 @ ® a 33 . Use the buttonhole Selector on ~ 1. If the zigzag stitch is too close. Position the needle to the left. Raise the needle. This can easily be set right by using the Stitch Tuner.. Sew a few stitches and raise the needle. back . su .. a) b) a) b) a) Set the stitch width knob at 4. b) 10.. 9. Turn the stitch length dial to position" A ". •.. If there is an interchangeable Elna-disc in the Elnagraph. Set the stitch width knob at 2. pull it out a bit and turn it so that the buttonhole symbol is on top. and then turn it to the" 6 or" . Sew the first side and raise the needle. ". stitch width knob at "0 ". ~" mark.. a) Set the stitch width knob at " 0 ". ® ~ o 1 234 0 8. turn the dial to " If the zigzag stitch is too open. for buttonholes. Set the stitch width knob at 4. Make sure that the stitch width knob (3) is actually atZ . • 2. set the controls at " 0 " in the following order: stitch length dial at " 0 ".. and then set it at 2. it should first be removed. • CJ /. with the needle position wheel in the centered position... Stitch Tuner Depending on the material or thread you use.o 1 234 "No-turn" Buttonhole With the buttonholing device you can make a buttonhole 4 mm (3/16") wide. namely by turning the stitch length 'dial as follows: 11.. I" ® + • a e Open the buttonhole. the zigzag stitching of the first row may be too close or too open. 6.. b) Finish the buttonhole by sewing a few more stitches. Sew the second side and stop just short of the first.

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U 0 ". then press with the screw. Remove the pieces of thread and lint that remain in the rotary hook. Reverse the order when putting in the new bulb. Start with the zip fastener when you have stitched half-way. 13. Elna-disc 151 . It has a bayonet socket. Oil after cleaning (see pages 10 and 11). To replace the bulb. The darning plate makes darning easier. it is not necessary to sew a screen. then needle in the slip the moveable U 36 SP'ST'SU . Put the brush in the middle of the rotary hook and move the brush. moving the material forwards and backwards. so as to part of the zip through more easily. Zipper foot. The darning foot is fastened from the rear. With Elna SU it is possible to dar:n automatically. without a darning hoop. stitch' width 0 ". After removing the foot. ST and SU Zip Fastener 5. 2. then on the other side. The lever of the foot passes behind the needle clamp stud (b). This allows you to sew in the zip fastener without having to turn the work.see the" Sewing Guide ". because it covers up the cogs of the feed dog. Pages 36-42 contain details that. Set the stitch width knob and the stitch length dial at Needle pqsltion wheelan 1. For badly worn materials we recommend the darning plate with a round hole . from time to time. Maintenance Careful maintenance is your guarantee of trouble-free performance. brush the feed dog.Darning Use darning thread. To reinforce the material.see the" Sewing Guide ". first pull out the plug. Keep your fingers as near to the darning foot as possible and sew across the screen in parallel serpentine lines. apply to models Elna SP. rnovinq the material from right to left and vice versa. First attach the darning plate (a) and then the darning foot. Stretch the material tight with your hands and sew a screen of closely woven stitches. Make sure to lower the presser foot lever before beginning to darn. Push in. done up.driver to make the lamp come out. stitching first on one side of the foot. 3. 12. the needle and the needle plate. turn and remove the bulb. so that the bristles protrude through the openings on the~ide where the hook is. using Sewing Light 11. centered position. leave the material and undo the zip fastener. Needle position wheelan centered position. This foot may be moved to the left or the right of the needle. stitch length 1-4.

badly placed (the wrong way round or not inserted far enough). until the thread tangle has been cut. The needle is not of the 130/705 H or 705 (15 x 1) system. The machine needs cleaning The upper tension is too tight. The lower thread breaks The thread has not been wound evenly on the bobbin or it has not been brought up correctly (it does not pass correctly over the bobbin) The lower tension is too tight (see Sew~ng Guide). needle is not set at the left. badly placed (the wrong way round or not inserted far enough). It is of poor quality. the machine does not TightenJhe coupling wheel 12-13 The needle is not of the 130/705 H or 705 (15 x 1) system. The thread is too thick (see Sewing Guide). not suitable for the kind of material 10-11 The thread is too thick for the size of the needle or too stiff. The stitch is too long (see Sewing Guide). the sewing foot. It is of poor quality. The foot is not suitable for the type of material. The thread has not been wound evenly on the bobbin or the bobbin has been placed upside down The needle is not suitable for the thread' or the type of material (see Sewing Guide).20-33. not suitable for the kind of material 10-11 The thread has knots. Remains of thread or lint in the rotary hook: Remove the needle. The tension devices are clogged or they have not been set correctly (see Sewing Guide). bent. The upper thread breaks The needle breaks If you pull the material while sewing. 14-15 The machine skips stitches The machine is not threaded correctly. The machine is not threaded correctly.20-33.Minor Disorders and Their Remedies The foot is not suitable for the type of material Pages The stitch length is incorrect (see Sewing Guide) Pages 16-17. Clean out the remains of thread. The foot is not suitable for the material (see Sewing Guide) 16-17. 39 . not suitable for the kind of material 10-11 When darning. bent. the bobbin and the needle plate. badly placed (the wrong way round or not inserted far enough).36-37 I 9 The machine is noisy The rotary hook has not been oiled or is clogged with dirt 10-11 The motor runs. the needle bends and hits against the foot or the needle plate. The thread is of poor quality or of uneven thickness. stitch width knob is not on the correct width 24-25 The material insufficiently is fed unevenly or 10-11 37 The "No-turn" not work buttonhole device does The needle plate has not been inserted properly The feed dog is clogged with dirt The selector is not on " 1 ". use thread with a left twist (see Sewing Guide). The needle is not of the right size for the thread (see Sewing Guide).t>L_"15 dry or of poor quality (see Sewing Guide) 14· The thickness of the thread is not suitable for the kind of material (see Sewing Guide). The needle plate for basting and tacking has not been replaced by the normal needle plate. foot is not suitable for the type of material.37 14-15 20-21 14-15 The machine runs slowly It has not been oiled for some time or not with a fine-grade oil for sewing machines 10-11 The electronic foot control switch is at "move it to " + " ". a number of times. the thread is-. The needle is poorly centered and strikes against the darning plate or the needle plate with a round hole The upper tension is too tight The needle is not of the 130/705 H or 705 (15 x 1) system. bent.36-37 16-17 Follow the advice given below or consult the operating instructions on the pages indicated. Oil the rotary hook and run the machine without thread for a few seconds 10-11. It is of poor quality. 37 12-13 The Selector will not turn The stitch width knob is not at " 0 " 18-19 The material puckers up 14-15 The ordinary buttonhole correctly stitched The The The The is not The upper and/or lower tensions are too tight (see Sewing Guide).""~-. selector is not on " 1 ". A double Elna-disc is in the Elnagraph. 10-11. Tighten the coupling wheel firmly. turn the flywheel first backwards and then forwards.

with single Elna-discs Automatic stitches. 2 " before the stitch length dial is set at . mark ". 30-31 30-33 18-19 22-23 12-13 12-13-14-15 14-15 40 _. The stitch length dial is not between Y. 8 18-19 26-29 30-31 12-13 24-25 32-33 4-5 20-21 37 36-37 38-40 6-7 Elna-discs cannot be inserted nor removed Set the stitch width lever and the stitch length dial at position" 0 ". " on top The stitch width knob cannot be turned to the buttonhole position The stitch width knob is not at . A ". 0 " The stitch width knob is not at the proper position.. The stitch width knob is not set at . the stitch width knob has been turned before setting it back to . 0 " 32-33 Maintenance Models Needle (see Sewing Guide) Needle position Oiling Overcasting Positioning stitch patterns Practical sewing (see Sewing Guide) Presser feet Rotary hook Satin stitch Serv1Clng Sewing: straight with automatic stitches. 28-29.30-31 18-19. single Elna-discs with automatic stitches. assortment of Elnagraph Essential parts of the machine Flywheel Foot control . see Sewing Guide) Automatic stitches with selector Automatic stitches. 30-31 34-35 26-27 6-7 12-13 6-7. The stitch length dial is not at . with double Elna-discs Bobbin Buttonholes. The selector is not on .. buttonhole ".. double Elna-discs Sewing jobs (see Sewing Guide) Stitch length Stitch selector Stitch tuner Stitch width Tapered satin stitch Thread (see Sewing Guide) Threading Thread tension (see Sewing Guide) 3 16-17 18-19 see also Sewing Guide 28-29 30-31 16-17.28-29. 30-31 32-33 30-31 9 26-27 26-27.f:" . Buttonholes.. automatic (see Sewing Guide) Disorders Electricity. 14-15 20-21 10-11 20-21 26-27 10-11 6-7. single Elna-discs. The stitch length dial is not set at ....9 6-7. A-buttonhole" Alphabetical Index pages 32-33 Accessories (For extra accessories. 28-29 Carrying case Centering the needle Cleaning Darning Darning. ordinary no-turn 4-5.37 22-23 The stitch width into place knob does not click 18-19 The stitch width knob is not set at the fixed width..37 1-2 10-11.37 10-11. Sp·ST·SU 41 . and 4 for sewing forwards 26-27.Pages The needle is not set at the leit. double Elna-discs.. The stitch width knob is not at the proper position. A " After making an automatic buttonhole. selector with automatic stitches.10-11. The stitch width knob must be set at .and cord Light bulb (sewing light) A double Elna-disc does not work The selector is not on .. specifications Electronic foot control Elna-discs. A ".. A-buttonhole ". 26-27 An interchangeable does not work single Elna-du.

B.Alphabetical Index pages Unpacking Upper tension Variable stitch width Winding the bobbin Zigzag Zip fasteners N.2.22-23 18-23 36 6-7 <« B .73 - Anglais - No.1 04 302-1 42__- Sp·ST·SU . To distinguish the different parts of the machine 4-5 14-15 18-19 12-13.