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Replacing bobbin case on the Elna 6005

I put the bobbin in and machine lock up, I need to know where the under under part need to be, to place the bobbin case in...

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I messed with it for about 2 hours trying different ways the under neath part of the bobbin was facing. I just gave up put it all back together and turned off the machine and turned it back on. It worked, I don't what I did but it worked. thanks any way.

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Went to sew on my elna 6005 machine made a growling noise and stated error1 do you know what this means? I have had the machine since it was new and never had this issue


I would suggest that you take off the needle plate and check if the bobbin holder, the black plastic bit you put the bobbin into, has become dislodged and moved out of alignment. This can happen if you have a jam up as the holder is held in place with a magnet.

Your manual should show how to remove and clean under it in the cleaning section and there is probably some thread in under it.

It should have a mark on it that needs to align with a mark on the stopper, on the right side I think, and you may find that yours have moved a little out of this alignment.

I'm hoping that this is the problem for you; as its easily solved. After you've put the holder back, just turn it off and wait a second, then switch on and hopefully it will reset. Also check the back of your manual, it should have troubleshooting at the rear which may give a diagnosis on the Error1 message.

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I have an Elna 6005 that has started skipping stitches and the bobbin raises up and hits the plate, What can I do to fix.


Check two things:

1. Look at the bobbin and see if the thread is wrapped around it like it should be or if it looks jumbled, criss crossed or snagged in some place. Best thing to do is try a different bobbin and see if it sews correctly.

2. Check the needle and make sure it isn't bent or in wrong. Try a different needle.

If i'm understanding what you mean by raising up and hitting the plate it sounds like the bobbin thread is caught somewhere or the bobbin case is not inserted correctly. Take it out and put it back in again and feel for it to go into the right place and listen for a slight "click" as it goes in.

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