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The back stitch will not work on the elna 3007

When I push the backstitch lever to go backward the machine continues to go forward

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SOURCE: machine will not sew forward without backstitching

You have selected the Stretch Stich (SS) mode on the stitch length regulator, just turn the knob around until you have a number 1 - 5 and that should be it.
The model number will be the last digits on the metal compliance plate with voltage etc.....looks like:
V / 1234 / 123454321 / 2016
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This then would be a Model 2016

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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RickE1
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SOURCE: backward stitching

Knowing which kind of machine you have helps alot. Just guessing but maybe the reverse mechanism is stuck and needs some oil in it to free it up. Or the buttonhole mechanism is stuck in reverse part of it.
Probably you should have it looked at.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Viking sewing machine model 6430 will only sew backwards

Th cam stack gears have gummed up on you you can try getting the back cover off along with the side and soaking the machine down with wd-40 and running it while forcing the reverse button in and out if it breaks free try and soak up as much of the wd-40 as you can and then oil anything that moves. I know this may be discouraging but viking no longer supports this machine and you might be better off taking it to an older viking dealer for help.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

bargainbox
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SOURCE: model 385.15718500..machine only goes in reverse

Sounds like the reverse mechanism has jammed...either with lint or lack of use and oil/lint has frozen the mechanism.
Unplug the machine and remove the base. Clean all the lint with small brush and vacuum.
Try the reverse lever to see where the connecting rods are and identify the collar around the bottom shaft....try to move manually, use a little lubricant where the collar moves on the shaft.
In extreme cases it may take several applications over several days to rectify this, but as this is only 3 years old, should respond quickly

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Can anyone tell me if the Elna 3007 sewing machine

Mechanical.

Here is an overview - http://www.oksewingandvacuum.com/3007.htm

Posted on Apr 03, 2010

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