Question about Sewing Machines
I have a brand new Elna Explore 240 sewing machine. After about an hour of perfect sewing it stopped catching the bobbin thread. I have checked that both the bobbin and needle are threaded correctly and that the bobbin thread has been pulled through to the work surface, but have still not been able to fix this problem. I have a call into the store I purchased it, but thought I would post this question here, in case there is an easy solution. Nothing else has gone wrong with the machine so far, other than a bent needle (which I replaced). Thanks for your help.
It is possible that the bent needle may have caused the machine
to jump time.
Posted on Nov 29, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Bottom thread will not catch
Unplug the machine and remove the needle plate so that the bobbin case if fully exposed. Lift out the bobbin case and the cup that it sets in will be visible. Locate the "hook" on this cup. It is a finger with a sharp point at the upper edge of the cup. The hook is what grabs the thread from the needle while sewing.
If the hook catches the thread from the needle, put everything back together and try threading again.
Posted on Nov 14, 2007
Make sure the bobbin has a 3-5 inch thread tail
Then make sure the top thread has a 3-5 inch tail
Then hold the top thread tail with your fingers (away from the needle)
& use the hand wheel on the right hand side of the machine to slowly
Lower the needle in the bobbin area & see if the bobbin thread will pick
Up that way
Posted on Sep 27, 2010
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