Question about Elna 1010
My elna SU ( about 1979 ) got the thread tangled around the outside of the bobbin. I loosened two screws and then was able to get the thread out. I then put the two screws back in and then the bobbin and then rethreaded the machine. If I sew a straight line, it misses picking up the bottom thread. If I try to do a zigzag stich, it breaks the thread. Please help!!!
It sounds like the needle hook timing is out. You need to get the needle in the lowest position and measure the gap from the needle to the hook point on the bobbin shuttle. It should be 1/4". You will need to remove the foot and foot plate to be able to see. I use a 1/4" drill bit as a gauge. If you need to adjust it, you will need to remove the free arm cover to the right of the foot and loosen the 2 allen head screws that hold the drive gear. Adjust the gap, tighten the screws and retry. Usually if the needle catches the thread to early, it will make a bad stitch and the upper thread will break. If it catches to late, it will make thread loops and the machine will skip stitches. Good luck, these are a good machine and worth fixing. Phil
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
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