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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: needle thread tension- huge loops

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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SOURCE: How to thread a double needle on a Husqvarna,

You need two thread sources. This can be two spools or one spool and a bobbin on the spool pin.

Make sure the presser foot and needle plate openings are wide enough to accommodate the passing of the needles.

Lift the presser foot and beginning with the thread source to the far right, thread as usual through the right needle, then the left needle.

Make sure to use a straight stitch and you may have to loosen the tension a bit (test).

Hand walk the needles down and back up to catch the bobbin thread. Take all three threads under the presser foot and to the back of the machine.

Posted on Mar 17, 2010

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SOURCE: on my elna 6004, why is my ziz zag stitch loose

Possible causes:
top tension dial set too low
top tension dial not working at all
top thread not seated into top tension discs
top thread hasn't been threaded up correctly, missing out the tension discs or take up lever

Most likely your top tension device is either set too low, or gunked up and not working right or has actually failed. Can you access the tension discs? If so, turn dial to zero and 'floss' between the discs with the selvage edge of a clean piece of waste cotton fabric and see if any black stuff comes out. If so, continue until it comes out clean. Turn back to 5 or the marked normal setting.

Now thread up again from top spool down to tension, through take up lever, then down to the eyelet just above the needle. Lower the pressure foot to engage tension then pull on the thread downwards. Is it hard to pull? If not, then the tension dial is faulty and you'll need to get the machine serviced.

If this feels firm and hard to pull, then take a look at the lower thread tension but this shouldn't normally need any altering (unless you've adjusted it previously for some reason and not reset it to normal setting). Check thread is fully into the tension spring, bobbin is in the right way and bobbin case is in fully in the correct position.

If you look at the zig zag stitiching you've done, can you identify if the loose thread is the top one? If you use two different coloured threads for troubleshooting, this often makes it a bit easier to see what's happening, just make sure they are the same weight and brand of thread if you do this.

I hope this helps you to identify the problem and fix it. But if you suspect that the top thread tension device is just not tensioning the thread even if you turn the dial right up to 7, then you'll need to get the machine serviced as the dial could well be faulting.

Posted on Oct 11, 2011

SOURCE: Elna Lock L1 won't keep thread chain

for a manual try elna customer service
as for the needle, check to see if it's inserted correctly in the needle holder
the needle must be pushed all the way up into the needle holder--
the flat side goes to the back side of the machine
you also mentioned that you broke a needle, when a needle is broken some times it can cause the machine to go out of time, which means it has to be taken to a sewing machine repair shop & be retimed,,
and it needs to be serviced.

Posted on Mar 01, 2012

SOURCE: elna 1500 sewing machine stitches dont interlock

it's possible that the machine is out of time
you can check with youtube or for video's on the problem

Posted on Apr 09, 2012

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How do i thread Elna 1200 also bobbin placement.

You should probably find an owners manual. Search for:

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(however, Elna manuals are seldom free)

ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the top thread! Install a brand new needle at least every 8 hrs of sewing or whenever it strikes something. AVOID old and bargain bin threads.

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My elna experience 660 is bunching threads in big loops on the back of the fabric and the needle bent and hit the needle plate. It's sounding clunky

Install a brand new needle.

Remove the top thread from the machine (ALWAYS cut the thread at the spool, raise the presser foot, and pull the thread down through the needle eye.)

ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Verify the thread path is correct.

If it still does not sew properly or sounds clunky, take it for service. It could have been knocked out of time or bent something.

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My Elna 730 pro. The thread is fraying and breaking.

Be sure to install a brand new needle that is recommended for the thread and fabric you are using.

Check to make sure the machine is threaded correctly. Remove the thread and rethread from the beginning.

Could be old/bargain bin variety thread. Use only fresh, good quality thread.

Another possibility is an incompatibility of needle, thread, fabric. Make sure the thread is not too small for the needle eye which will cause thread fraying. If the fabric is coarse or dense, it can also cause the thread to fray--a needle with a larger scarf (ie top stitch needle) will help protect the thread during the multiple times the needle pierces the fabric. In rare instances, the needle may be defective or there machine has a burr somewhere that is catching and shredding the thread.

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It is important to install brand new needles frequently, ie every 8 hours of sewing. The needle is a very inexpensive item but could be very expensive in frustration, damaged fabric, and possible machine damage.

May 09, 2017 | Elna Sewing Machines

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How do I thread an Elna 715

I searched for manuals online but found only items listed on "questionable" web sites. You may try checking with the local Elna store. Bring in your machine and ask them to show you how to thread it. They may be able to provide you with printed threading instructions.

Also, if you can find a manual for a model similar to your machine, frequently it can be used as a guide. Most machines thread the same way.


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My thread on my elna sewing machine keeps breaking or coming loose :( I snapped a needle last night and now it keeps doing this :(

have you got all the pieces of the needle out? Check if the lower thread is not tangled up inside and that the thread tensioner is not blocked.

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When I am monogramming with my Elna 8600, the thread continually breaks, what could be the problem?

The top thread breaks
1. the needle thread is not threaded properly
2. The needle thread tension is to tight
3. The needle is bent or blunt
4. The needle is incorrectly inserted
5. The needle thread & the bobbin thread are not set under the presser foot when starting to sew
6. the threads were not drawn to the rear after sewing
7. The thread is either to heavy or to fine for the needle
8. Try a different spool or cone of thread

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Where can I find a link to download a pdf manual for the Elna 715

Did you try this one?
Not sure it works, because I don't need a manual and they ask for an email.
I can't give any warranty and be careful not to press links or install programs

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The needle won't pick up bobbin thread on mu Elna Air Electronic SU

Has this just started after a jam up? As it's usually a symptom of timing being out.
However first check needle is in right way, flat shank to the back and threading is correct including the take up lever.
If no joy then mechanic service time

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If your machine doesn't have a second thread pin on the back, you can use a bobbin with the same color thread placed in front of your normal thread. Thread the machine with both lines the way you normally would holding them both in one hand and then separate to thread each needle.

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