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Just got a Elna Diva -anyone still using this machine?
Memory cartridges missing printed guides
valerie v
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Date: 7/30/12 11:09 PM

I know this is a older machine, but I'm hoping someone on the board might tell me where I can get a copy of the little printed guide that goes with each cartridge. I have #2 & #4 that came with the otherwise stripped down machine that I got this week, just before it was to be trashed as no one wanted to buy a machine at the thrift store that was wired for 240 volts. I bought a step up/down transformer and a converter plug for about $42 at Frys Electronics so I can use it here in the United States. It seems to be working great. I would really like to try the additional stitches that are on the cassettes. I assume I have to know the number sequence of a stitch to put in the machine memory, which I guess I can only find on the little printed card that came with the cassette originally-? The machine was missing all but one foot, no bobbins and no manual. Would the manual have the stitch guides?

Laurelqi
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Date: 7/31/12 11:57 AM

Hi, I just bought a vintage Elna, and loving to learn and sew on it! This forum is dedicated to vintage Elnas, with loads of info:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/elnaheirloomsewingmachines/
so there may be info for you on that site.

Also, this site is for repairs, manuals, and parts for Elna's:

http://whitesewingcenter.com/index.php

Hope that gets you started!
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Date: 8/1/12 7:10 AM

You can also get an image of the stitches from the cassettes in one of the instructions books related to the Diva and the 9000.

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Date: 8/4/12 6:52 PM

Valerie, I have an Elna 9000 - and yes I still use it. The stitch listings I have for the cassettes is not in any of my books - they are on cards that came with the cassettes.
If you have not yet found what you you are looking for with those cassettes, let me know as I can probably help.

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Date: 2/5/13 9:22 PM

I have the Diva, cassettes an the cards. If you need copies, let me know

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