Question about Elna Sewing Machines
Then after I fiddle with it, it will go down, but the threader does not go through the eye of the needle. I have to push the needle to the right with my thumb while I bring the threader down. When I first got the machine it worked great twice....then no more. I am using the correct size needle for it to work.
Basically these needle threaders are a good idea but they are just a pain. I have had several machines with threaders and eventually they stop working. My advice? Just thread the old fashioned way . Save yourself a lot of grief.
Posted on Jan 04, 2015
Have you tried removing the needle and putting it back on to make sure it is seated correctly and tightly?
Posted on Apr 12, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check you needle size. On my machine the needle threader does not work with the smaller needles, 9/65 and 11/75. The eye of the needle appears to be just short of the hook on the needle threader. I have no problems threading needles in larger sizes.
Posted on Nov 12, 2008
You can get a new (grey) threader inexpensively that pushes on the bottom of the threader shaft from a dealership. Easy to do it yourself or they can do it in 5 or 10 minutes. Try taking the old one off and looking at it. It pulls right off.
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
Hi - first, make sure that you raise the needle to as far up as it will go. When you thread the machine, make sure you pass the thread through each number along the path - there is a hook on the threader mechanism that is really easy to miss. It is always a good idea to refer to the book when you are having a problem.
You might also try changing the needle. The threader has a teeny hook that goes in to the eye of the needle from behind, grabs the thread, and pulls it back thru the eye of the needle.
The threader can go out of alignment. If you got the machine last fall, it should still be under warranty. You can call Brother and ask where you can take the machine for repair. Or, you can go to Brother's website and look for information that might be helpful.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
I have a Janome 10001 and the needle threader is stuck in the down position and I cannot get it up. Help, please !!!!
Posted on Jan 11, 2010
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