Question about Elna Quilter's Dream 6003Q
It turns on and makes the normal start up noise. I have looked in the bobbin area and I don't see anything wrong.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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The reason for the jam could be the fabric is thick and this causes the foot to raise to the point the the tension is open that the top thread is feeding erratically.
Another could be the bobbin area needs to be cleaned.
Lastly, it could be the timing needs to be adjusted and this means a trip to the sewing machine dealer for service.
Posted on Apr 28, 2010
Have you cleaned and oiled the bobbin holder area firstly? brush out the bobbin holder area removing all the lint with a small brush. Then add a drop of good quality sewing machine oil right in the middle of the bobbin holder and run the motor for a few seconds to spread it. There is also a little black piece of metal just to the right under the bobbin holder and you should be able to see this moving during stitch formation, give this a drop of oil too. And change the needle.
If the machine still sounds noisy after this and it definitely sounds like its coming from the engine then it could be a worn hook or pinion gear. You should be able to source these parts still or find a dealer who will do this for you and replace them.
If you are in the USA try www.whitesewingcenter.com for spare parts and advice on Swiss Elna repairs.
On the Stella, you should be able to remove the top cover/accessory holder tray fairly easily to get a look into the gear area, just open the accessory flap, take out all the loose accessories and you will see four screws, one at each corner, plus one near the moveable thread eye close to the tension device. Unscrew each one a bit at a time, until you can remove them. And just loosen off the fifth one a bit, until the tray can lift out. Now manually turn the flywheel towards you and check out where the noise is coming from.
Visit http://www.arizonaexpressionz.com/elna_service/stella_service_manual.pdf for more info on this machine.
I've always taken my Elna to a trained technician for anything more involved than basic cleaning as I am happy to pay the $ for their experience with these great Swiss machines and they are very compact inside. But this info may help you to at least identify where the noise is coming from.
Posted on Apr 25, 2011
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Sounds like the bobbin case has shifted inside the rotary hook area. Have you got the manual? if so, does it give directions to remove the bobbin case as part of the cleaning instructions? If you have never taken it out, perhaps take pics with your digital camera to help you put it back in correctly. It is held in by a magnet underneath it. Remove the needle plate, pressure foot and needle, and the bobbin.
Have a good look at the bobbin case, it should have a stopper which sits against a little bump and might have two red marks to line up correctly. Are these lining up or has it shifted a little. If so, then lift out the bobbin case by holding the edge closest to you and lifting it upwards and towards you. Brush the underneath area out carefully to remove any lint or thread bits with your little brush bringing the lint out of the area and into a bin (dont push it around into the area under the rotary hook) and don't blow it out with air. Have a good look at the bobbin case too and check it for any damage, if you dislodge it while stitching the needle can strike it and as its plastic there may be little marks or bits of plastic now, if so, give them a gentle rub with fine grade sandpaper (away from the machine works) or a nail file to smooth off. I found that mine had a couple of holes and the thread was then catching on the rough edge of plastic and jamming constantly. I actually bought a new bobbin case after 3 goes to sort this out.
Now put the bobbin case back into place, lining up the red marks if it has them. Manually turn the flywheel towards you through a stitch sequence, the holder should sit still while the hook goes around it.
Reassemble the machine, rethread and test sew. I hope this helps, if you have tried all this already, then perhaps take it to your Elna dealer for further investigation/service.
Posted on May 01, 2011
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