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Elna Supermatic - anyone replaced a broken "thread take up lever"?

Old 05-31-2019, 04:09 PM
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Default Elna Supermatic - anyone replaced a broken "thread take up lever"?

Yeah, I broke it in two. A sad story.

To start, I'm tempted to undo the 2 big screws that hold the needle bar in place but thought it might be wise to ask first. Is it relatively straightforward? I've sent away for the service and parts manual from Whites sewing but it will be a while before they arrive and I'm getting antsy.

This is on a green model 2 (722010) series.

Much sadness.
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Old 06-01-2019, 03:42 AM
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I replaced one on a featherweight. thought it would be scary but ended up being pretty simple. Good luck!
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Old 06-01-2019, 11:49 AM
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Thanks for the encouragement, Watson.


I visited the Elna Heirloom Sewing Machines" Yahoo group and found an uploaded service manual which miraculously covered removal of the thread take up lever.

Here it is now:

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Incidentally, is the For Sale section here working? I went to look to see if anyone had a spare one and there doesn't seem to be anything listed at all.
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Old 06-01-2019, 11:56 AM
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PS Disregard the last sentence - I guess I haven't posted enough to be able to view what's for sale.
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Originally Posted by Octavius View Post
PS Disregard the last sentence - I guess I haven't posted enough to be able to view what's for sale.
everyone can view that forum. there are requirements for posting what you have for sale. if you are looking at any old posts, you probably have to refresh your screen to see them...it's a system glitch
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Nancy,
Thanks for the post.
But even with refreshing, the only thing I can see is [h=3]Sticky: Guidelines for Selling (Minor Update 4/4/2014)[/h]
Could you please post a link - maybe that will work.
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Nancy,
Thanks for the post.
But even with refreshing, the only thing I can see is Sticky: Guidelines for Selling (Minor Update 4/4/2014)


Could you please post a link - maybe that will work.
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Old 06-02-2019, 02:58 AM
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Nancy,
Thanks for the reply.
Also, a member very kindly contacted me and said, basically, that I need to scroll down a bit to the Thread Display Options and select a broader time period. Now I can see all the items for sale.
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