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Elna tavaro won't stitch

My 40 yr old elna was sewing just fine last night, now it won't make a stitch and something seems to be rubbing too tight in the bobbin area..can anyone help? I'm working like crazy on costumes for Saturday night!

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  • leenda56 Oct 23, 2008

    Thank you ehmbee...I did clean everything out, and I WAS sewing fuzzy material. I will have to take it in to get serviced. Luckily, I found a dealer right down the street. I was trying to sew costumes for this Saturday's halloween party ( a week early, what's up with that?), but looks like it's not going to happen.

    Thanks for your time,

    Linda

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Sounds like either some thread jammed in the bobbin area, or possibly it got knocked out of "time"-as you know a sewing machine is just that-a well tuned machine that has movements that have to occur in sequence. Were you sewing anything heavier than normal? I have knocked my Janome out of "time" twice by sewing something too heavy for the needle or the machine in general. I have also had thread wad up under the bobbin. Re-alignment or whatever they call it is not real expensive but would result in some downtime for your machine.

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