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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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
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
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
it's possible that the machine is out of time
you can check with youtube or fixsewingmachines.com for video's on the problem
Posted on Apr 09, 2012
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