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My Elna 6005 turns on, but the mode buttons don't work at all. What can I do to fix it?

The machine will turn on and sew a straight stitch just fine, The screen works and shows the standard setting, but I can't change the setting at all.

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    jessica_lc86 Jan 10, 2013

    I can't switch stitch modes at all. None of the buttons work. For example, if i press mode it does nothing at all. Ive unplugged the machine and turned it back on, ive turned it on while pressing enter. Nothing. Its weird because the screen works and shows everything just fine, i can sew with the standard straight stitch and I can wind the bobbin.

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Check the "Twin Needle Button" It will interfere with decorative stitches.

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50 year old elnas made stitches by cams. look to see if the machine has a cam in it. you can see this by opening lid on top of machine. cams are black with red or white showing the pattern of the cam. could also have broken cam stack gear. That would require technician with elna experience

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When you switch sewing modes, what does the display read as far as the stitch type you are using?

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