Question about Elna Sewing Machines
ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE BOOK HAVE READ THAT IN THE GREEN THREAD YOU HAVE TO REVERSE 2 THREADS????? I THINK I HAVE ALL THE OTHERS DONE RIGHT
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have a Primula 310
The reverse is located in the middle of the stitch length dial, you press in the button whilst you reverse.
When threading up any sewing machine make sure the foot is 'up' as this opens the tension disks and the thread goes between. when you lower the foot the discs close around the thread and add the tension.
Hope this helps
Posted on Nov 01, 2007
SOURCE: How to thread an Elna 2005
Hi. I've searched a number of my sources for a manual for your machine, but the closest I could find is for the 2002-2004-2006 models at http://www.mastersewusa.com/info_elna_2002_2004_2006.html
Threading should be similar enough between your machine and the ones covered in this manual that you can see what's going wrong.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Jul 30, 2010
I have been dealing with the exact same problem for 2 hours and no answers!! I have just discovered that if you move the stitch width finger to R instead of N, your threader will work!! Hope this helps :)
Posted on Nov 30, 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
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