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Elna 6003Q Sewing Machine won't snap out of bobbin winding mode

6003Q won't snap out of bobbin winding mode - hence other functions like stitch selection, stitch length, up/down needle postion, reverse, etc. do not work - needle does go up and down but is not supposed to when machine is in bobbin winding mode.

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  • bovlb Feb 09, 2009

    Thank you so much!  I followed the instructions above and now it is working so sweetly!  You have totally de-stressed my wife's sewing.  For four years now she has dreaded winding the bobbin because she never knew how long it would take to start working again.

    One point: In our case the screw was loose, so there was no "other side".  I slid it towards the back of the machine and tightened.

    Model: 6005

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    won't snap out of bobbin winding mode, as described by others

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    The picture on the panel is constantly on Bobbin winding ...Even when I physically move the part it does not change ?
    How can i get it off this mode?



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I had the same problem and fixed it myself. Remove the portion of the housing that coincides with the bobbin winder. You will need to remove two screws to do this--one is just to the upper left of the bobbin winder itself, and one is hidden under the handle on the left side of the machine (lift the handle, and look on the machine on the left side.) It takes some coaxing to remove the housing, but it can be done--be gentle. If you need to, remove the housing on the left side of the machine that covers the needle assembly. This will make it a bit easier, but still, be gentle.)
After removing the housing, you will see a black metal piece with a elongated slot and a screw adjacent to the bobbin winder mechanism. Unscrew the screw a turn or two, and slide the piece to the other side. Tighten gently. Turn your machine on, and move your bobbin winder back and forth and watch the screen change from bobbin winding to the main straight stitch screen. Now, do a brief Dance of Joy. I hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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  • dclvt49
    dclvt49 Jul 27, 2012

    Bless you it worked like a charm and I did do a Joyful Dance!!!!

  • Veronica Catrombon
    Veronica Catrombon Jul 27, 2012

    Excellent! Sew on!

  • Carmela Tempero
    Carmela Tempero Apr 15, 2014

    Follow your instructions for my 6005. Worked!!! Saved me a trip to repair shop. Thank you. Carm



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