Question about Elna 2007 Mechanical Sewing Machine
Using walking foot on cashmere (2 layers). when i go too fast, bobbin jams with lots of tangled thread. always jams in reverse. occasionally jams with regular foot too. have tried new needles and threads and adjusting tension. it seems to get caught on little metal piece at front of bobbin casing.
Had a similar problem with our Pfaff. Needed a replacement cam. broken gear.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: sudden knotting under fabric
I have an Elna 2005 machine and had a similar but opposite problem whereby the tension up top was too tight - thread wouldn't pull smoothly. I found adjusting the feed dog lever slightly helped the stitches a lot, even though the needle tension up top is no better. Hope that helps! :-s
Posted on Oct 29, 2007
SOURCE: Looping thread on backside.
I have a 26 year old Elna and this is the only weakness it has. Before sewing, try this. Turn the wheel manually and watch the upper thread pick up the bobbin thread. Pull both back to the left. Make sure they are plenty long. This helps me prevent the tangling in the dogfeed. My Elna has a universal tension on the bottom and I haven't ever had a problem with it unless the top tension is too tight.
Posted on Sep 21, 2008
First, open the needle plate and make sure the bobbin area is clean and free of lint and thread.
Check the needle to make sure it is not bent and is properly inserted into the holder - usually with the flat side facing to the back of the machine.
Refer to your manual for bobbin insertion to be sure the thread is feeding from the bobbin in the correct direction and through the proper guides.
Always thread a sewing machine with the presser foot up. This opens the tension control and allows the thread to properly enter.
When the foot is down, the tension control closes to the sewing setting and if the thread is not in place, there is no tension on the thread and it gets loopy.
After threading, lower and raise the needle while holding onto the thread tail. This will pull the bobbin thread up through the needle plate. Take hold of both threads and take them under the presser foot and to the back of the machine.
Hand walk the first stitch when sewing and this should keep the top and bottom thread from tangling.
When stopping to change the position of the fabric (turning a corner, sewing a curved seam for example), do so with the needle down into the fabric. This not only anchors the fabric so it does not slip, but prevents mis-stitching.
If you are doing everything according to the manual and are still having a problem, the machine may need to be professionally serviced.
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
Put the tension settings back to the mfg's suggested setting.
Re-thread the machine with the presser foot up and there will be no more loops.
Posted on Mar 03, 2010
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Posted on Oct 30, 2011
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