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Thread: Might be a little young - Elnita 240

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    Might be a little young - Elnita 240

    I picked this machine up last weekend. When I got it, the spring (below) was sitting in the bottom of the arm. It didn't do a couple of the stitches correctly, because it was missing some tension on the bar by the cam stack.

    I tried the spring in various orientations, but most of them just resulted in me getting hit with a spring.

    In this position it stays, but I'm hoping someone here might have a hint as to where it actually goes.

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    I've since slid it to the back of that bar, which lets it sit a little flatter on the left side.
    With the spring in place, it does stitch just fine in all of the stitch settings.

    One side of the spring has a rounded hook, the other side is squared. I couldn't find any holes to put the ends of the spring through, which I thought was weird. Sitting it where it seems like it can get bumped seems like a recipe for,.. well a lot of service calls, which is why I'm not sure it's where Elna would have put it originally.
    Tammi - I've found that many baby steps tend to get you further than a huge leap in followed by a huge leap out - http://www.archaicarcane.com
    Singer 411G, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 99-, 15-90 Centennial, 27, VS2, 28 hc, 128 knee bar, 201-2, 31-15, Pfaff 130-6. Non-Vintage - Pfaff 6122, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81595 serger, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81155, 2013 APQS Lucey

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    There's one on ebay now http://www.ebay.com/itm/ELNA-ELNITA-...30903958177%26 You could try asking the seller to post a picture.

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    Thanks for the heads up. I sent off a message, I feel a little bad asking them to do that when I have no intention of buying it. They may also figure that out and not bother.
    Tammi - I've found that many baby steps tend to get you further than a huge leap in followed by a huge leap out - http://www.archaicarcane.com
    Singer 411G, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 99-, 15-90 Centennial, 27, VS2, 28 hc, 128 knee bar, 201-2, 31-15, Pfaff 130-6. Non-Vintage - Pfaff 6122, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81595 serger, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81155, 2013 APQS Lucey

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    There's a yahoo group for Elnas -- Elna heirloom sewing machines -- that has people who can help you.

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    Hi cfuzzy. Thanks for the suggestion. I joined it, but I saw that they "only" really talk about the Swiss and Japanese made machines. This one is a Taiwanese machine.
    Tammi - I've found that many baby steps tend to get you further than a huge leap in followed by a huge leap out - http://www.archaicarcane.com
    Singer 411G, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 99-, 15-90 Centennial, 27, VS2, 28 hc, 128 knee bar, 201-2, 31-15, Pfaff 130-6. Non-Vintage - Pfaff 6122, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81595 serger, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81155, 2013 APQS Lucey

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    The lady at ebay got back to me with a photo! It's all properly oriented now. For the record, I had it upside down (though oriented this way, the stitch selector can hit it if you turn it backwards. ) It still seems like a weird setup, but it's back to "Stock" now.

    No one at the heirloom elna group even replied with a "Welcome" when I posted.

    Thanks for looking everyone.
    Tammi - I've found that many baby steps tend to get you further than a huge leap in followed by a huge leap out - http://www.archaicarcane.com
    Singer 411G, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 99-, 15-90 Centennial, 27, VS2, 28 hc, 128 knee bar, 201-2, 31-15, Pfaff 130-6. Non-Vintage - Pfaff 6122, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81595 serger, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81155, 2013 APQS Lucey

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