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Hi I just turned my machine on - it worked perfectly when last used, but now there is a knocking noise, then it asks to raise pressure foot and needle bar, then turn back on again. I have tried this but same fault occurs. it says warning #01. Any ideas on what I should do?

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I have the flatbed version of your machine. It was acting the same way. There is a rubber drive gear in the machine that becomes smoothed out over the years from wear. When it is smooth, it loses friction and that is why you have to move the hand wheel manually. There is not enough friction on the gear for it to drive the operation of the machine by the motor. I had to get down into the machine and rub the smooth surface until it was not so slick and created some friction with the parts it comes in contact with. A factory-trained elna repairman suggested this fix instead of buying the replacement part because the replacement part is not as good as the swiss made original part. My machine runs well now.

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The first thing I would check is the threading. Remove the upper thread completely. RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning making sure it follows the correct thread pathway. Sometimes thread will "jump" and come out of a thread guide or the takeup lever. Also, raising the presser foot releases the tension disks and allows the thread to seat properly.

Loosen the thread tension. Install a new needle. Also, some machines have a presser foot pressure adjustment that can be set lighter or heavier depending on the fabric weight. The Owner's Manual should have information. On older machines, it is usually a screw or button above the needlebar that adjusts the needlebar's spring tension. Newer machines would have a dial on the side or above the needlebar area.

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Does anybody know why soon as I turn the machine on it makes a weird noise and the screen says raise needle bar and presser foot. I've tried everything, can anybody help?


Hmm. Raise the foot with the presser foot lever. You have to raise the foot up to get the fabric under the foot in order to see.

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try lowering the pressure foot and the needle and then raise them
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When I turn on the machine I get a message that says Lower needle, raise pressure foot and power on machine. It is making a noise and the carrige wont move.


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When sewing hems and coming across a thick seam, the pressure foot seems to not allow the material to run through, keeping it stalled while the needle continues to pump into the material eventually...


I don't think you can adjust the feed pressure on this machine. I have the same machine and the same problem and my solution is the same as you've already mentioned - raise the foot and move the fabric by hand. I would do it by turning the wheel by hand until the seam is clear of the foot to prevent breaking a needle or sewing my fingers.

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I have a old Elna machine. The air electronic SU 390 B. I have lost the manual and am trying to do buttonholes on a dress. I have forgotten the sequence of nob adjustments to complete the process.


Is this the duplex model with the base that fits into a sewing cabinet?

My Elna booklet lists a SP "air electronic" duplex (CL.39), if so, then it would be same stitches as the 38, yellow front panel, 7 built in stitches and automatic knob with blue markings for buttonholing.

Here is the SU manual images for buttonholing, should be exactly the same for the SP.

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use buttonhole foot. turn the 3 dials to buttonhole marked in blue (stitch selection, width and length).
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check youre screen you will see an icon of needle you have got it in the down mode touch it it will raise it next time you sew it will be raised this is an option to have needle in fabric or raised on completion of sewing this is in your manual.
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