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My elna sewing machine consistently forms loops in the back of the material- it was sewing fine until the bobbin ran out- i just changed the bobbin and from that point on.. no change in the settings or anything.. the problem started...

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The tension on the bobbin is improperly adjusted.

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The needle won't pick up the bobbin thread? Seems


I think you mean the shuttle is not picking up the top thread. There are many reasons why this can happen. The best way to find out which is to leave the cover off the bobbin compartment and turn the machine slowly by hand while watching things happen for a few cycles - best to have a piece of material in place as well (but not in your line of sight).
As the needle begins to rise, the top thread should form a loop for the shuttle to pick up. If no loop forms, the needle could be too fat for the thread, the thread could be sticking to the needle, the pick-up arm could be out of time (unlikely), or the thread tension could be wrong (or the machine not threaded correctly).
If a loop forms, but the shuttle does not pick up up, the needle could be bent (take it off and roll it on a flat surface),or in backwards (loop forming opposite to shuttle), or the material (or your manner of feeding it) causing the needle to be deflected away from the shuttle. On some machines, it is also possible to loosen a clamp and move the shuttle closer to the needle, but obviously that is a last resort (unless it has come loose or been forced away).
There are other possibilities, but usually it's the simplest thing. Try changing the needle?

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The thread clicks when it goes around the bobbin and I have to stop sewing as it makes a big knot on the back of the fabric. I have cleaned out the bobbin case but it is still not sewing properly. It was...


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Check to see if you have your bobbin in upside down. If your machine requires it to unspool from one side having it spool from the other side (counter clockwise vs clockwise) can cause you problems like this. Your manual should tell the correct direction. My machine (Brother) for instance requires that the thread to pull counter clockwise direction.

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Put the tension settings back to the mfg's suggested setting.

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