Taking Care of Your Machine
Your Elna machine has been meticulously designed and
manufactured to give you a lifetime of sewing pleasure.
Do not store the machine in a high humidity area, near a
heat radiator or in direct sunlight. The machine is self-
lubricating, however, the area around the bobbin and
hook must be cleaned each time the machine has had
extensive use. Do not dismantle the machine further than
explained on these pages. Clean the outside of the
machine with a soft cloth and pure soap.
Cleaning the Hook Area and Feed Dog
Loose threads and dust may cause puckered stitches
and thread breakage during stitching. Check for lint
buildup after each project is completed.
Turn the flywheel or press the Up/Down Needle key
(Model 3230 only) until the needle is raised.
UNPLUG THE MACHINE BEFORE CLEANING.
Remove the presser foot and needle. Use the
screwdriver supplied with the machine to remove the two
. Lift up and pull away the back of needle plate
to release the hook
and remove the needle plate.
Remove the bobbin and bobbin holder
Clean the bobbin holder with the lint brush and soft dry
Clean the feed dog and hook area with the lint brush.