Question about Elna Sewing Machines
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
it sounds like the needle hook timing is out. You need to get the needle in the lowest position and measure the gap from the needle to the hook point on the bobbin shuttle. It should be 1/4". You will need to remove the foot and foot plate to be able to see. I use a 1/4" drill bit as a gauge. If you need to adjust it, you will need to remove the free arm cover to the right of the foot and loosen the 2 allen head screws that hold the drive gear. Adjust the gap, tighten the screws and retry. Usually if the needle catches the thread to early, it will make a bad stitch and the upper thread will break. If it catches to late, it will make thread loops and the machine will skip stitches. Good luck, these are a good machine and worth fixing. Phil
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
My Elna repair man is also the individual I purchased my Elna from in December 1980. His name is Boyd Albright, located in Ottawa, Kansas. I have never had the issues you describe, but Boyd has always serviced my machine and as far as I'm concerend, is the best. When I was told by another sewing machine shop in Mississipi that my machine could not be fixed, Boyd did and for less than $40.00! Contact info: 1231 S Willow St
Ottawa, KS 66067-3439
He works out of his home as he is semi-retired.
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
SOURCE: I need a manual.
well you could get the manual from this site http://safemanuals.com/user-guide-instructions-owner-manual/ELNA/6005-HEIRLOOM-EDITION-_M but i would go with this one instead its a bit easyier to get http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/26965882-elna-6005-sewing-manual-instruction-manual if you have any further questions please message me back and please remember to rank how this opinion has helped in your appliance situation Thanks again
Posted on Dec 15, 2010
You should be able to buy a manual online but it may be a cd or image pdf file. Try www.sewingpartsonline.com or www.sewusa.com. If they don't have the Carina but have the Air Electronic SU, model 68 then this will be almost the same. Main difference is the Carina has the needle up/down button.
Here is threading up images to get you started.
Posted on Sep 28, 2011
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