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Message Board > Sewing Machines > And now for the question I intended to ask ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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And now for the question I intended to ask
About the Elna Super 62 C - manual?
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Date: 10/16/12 10:12 AM

I've searched the message boards and googled a bit and haven't come up with anything. Some of the free manual sites looked a bit dodgy and I hesitated to click on them. I would like to at least take out their bobbin assembly area (the race?) to clean and oil and it all looks pretty foreign to me so I hesitate to try it without guidance.

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Date: 10/16/12 11:04 AM

It would probably be worth it to join the Elna Heirloom group on Yahoo... someone there probably has a PDF.

I never disassembled the bobbin case area... I just brushed around it to remove lint cooties. If pulling it apart had been part of the regular maintenance, I'm sure I woulda been doin' it.

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Date: 10/16/12 11:35 AM

The Elna forum may be your best bet for additional information.

There are manuals on CD for sale at eBay, but the users manual may not go into the details for removing the bobbin case and race for this particular (drop-in) bobbin machine.

If this area requires cleaning and lubricating by the user, then it should be in the user's manual.

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Date: 10/16/12 1:34 PM

The regular maintenance was just to oil the behooobies out of it. LOL

All of the locations to oil are marked with a red dot of paint on mine (came that way).

I'm not looking at my machine right now... she's taking a long snooze in her case these days.... but IIRC, there are about 3 spots on the top of the machine, two on the free arm, and another 2-3 in the bobbin area to oil.

The bobbin case doesn't come apart (or come out) like what you're all thinking of in the new machines. There was no buying a second case for low tension, etc. There are markings to change the bobbin tension (imagine that! and we did it all the time without screwing the machine up!!!).

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Bernina 550QE (for it's cute little footprint)
Sashiko
Ovation serger
APQS George ... oh heck... go Millie!

2014: Sold the 7700 to make room for a 5.5mm machine alongside side my Ellie.
2013: Wow.. no real new toys - too much family drama!!!!
2012: New Elna Lotus for granddaughter, Red Elna Press, Horizon 7700, Gidget 2 Table, Babylock Ellisimo Gold
1970's: Elna SU62 & ElnaPress

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Date: 10/16/12 5:35 PM

Yahoo group - of course! Now to remember my yahoo long in info...

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