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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi Anne-Marie, I believe your TSP would look like this one below?
there is a manual available for download at www.diplodocs.com, just search with "Elna 58 tsp" and you should find it.
There is also a great website in the USA, www.whitesewingcenter.com where there is lots of Swiss Elna manuals, accessories and spare parts for sale, really great resource as Tavaro SA no longer operates and the current Elnas are made in Asia. They do sell O/S but you may need to pay by bank draft.
I trust that this helps you with your TSP, it was a well made machine.
Posted on Jul 21, 2011
Firstly will it sew any stitches that require the needle to swing from side to side? the serpentine stitch or blind hem stitch?
As this machine is now 20+ years old (but a beautifully made Swiss Elna, don't junk it) I must ask firstly has it had a full service recently?
What can happen with these (and many machines if left for a bit) is that the needle bar bearings will sieze up and the needle won't swing from side to side. It can certainly be fixed if this is the case, I've done it with a TSP and a SU Air Electronic machine.
Other possibility is that the spring that pulls the neeld bar back to position may have broken. Check this as follows. Set stitch width dial to 4, stitch selector to zig zag and press the needle bar to the right, place your finger high on the bar, not down on the needle itself. If it moves to the right freely, then release it and it should move back to centre itself if the spring is there.
If the bar does spring back slowly and the machine hasn't been serviced for some time; then good chance its the bearings. You may want to take it for a full service as a technician can check out the timing also as well as giving it a full clean and lube internally.
Posted on May 10, 2012
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