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White model 8600, the spool holder is retracted and won't come up. How do I get it to come up?

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Replacing spool holder

If you search online for:

Make + Model + "replacement parts"

you may find a replacement. Otherwise, you can usually manufacture a spool holder using a drinking straw, wooden skewer, or something similar. There are also standalone spool holders for sale at various web sites. The spool holder doesn't necessarily have to be attached to your machine but can set behind or to the side of it. Some sewists throw the thread spool in a big coffee cup and just let it bounce around in there.


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Serial #N112375 would like to know year and model number - missing spool holder

Need to know the make & model to assist. You can search the internet inputting:

Make + Model + the word "parts"

You can probably also take it to a sewing machine repair shop and see if they can get a replacement. Something could also be homemade using a small wooden dowel, chopstick, plastic drinking straw. There are also standalone thread spool holders available on the internet.


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There are 2 retractable spools on the top right of the machine. Just pull them up with your fingers.

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I inherited an Elna 2002 and I can't figure out where the spool of thread goes on the machine. There are two round metal pieces surrounded by a piece of felt on the right side of the machine but nothing...

Can you pull the metal pin up, I know that the Elna 5000, 7000 and 9000 all had retractable thread spool holders. There might be a little lip on the edge of the metal pin that you can grasp with your nails to extract it upwards.

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I just inherited an Elna 2002 machine and I can't figure out where the thread goes on the machine. I've looked at pictures of the machine but there's not a holder on my machine for the spool. There are...

tally_girl_22.jpg You need to pull them up from the retractable position for storage and transport, many Elnas have the retractable thread spools like this to protect them from breakage.

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How do you swing the second bobbin holder up and place "one bobbin on each of the bobbin holders"? I have a 7570

I presume you want to twin needle sew?

So you need to have two thread spools on pins to do this. Most machines will have two spool pins at the back for this purpose, sometimes they are retractable pins so you would just need to pull the second one up.

or sometimes a seperate pin in the accessory box that you can mount onto a hole somewhere for this purpose.

Rather than buy two reels of thread in the same colour to twin needle sew, you could also wind a second bobbin off (only half full should be plenty), then pop this onto one of the pins and the main thread spool on the other.

Hope this helps you out, I couldn't actually find an image of the back area of this model but most quality machines have two pins as standard.

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My dad has just bought a second hand elna lotus sp sewing mashine and does not know how to get the spool out can you please help him he said it has type 35 on it

Look in the back. By the lever you will see a white knob on a spring. Pull this down, put it in the bobbin; lift out. This is the bobbin take out method. Hope this helps. Keep this machine. It is great and only increases in value.

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Spool is bouncing on spool pin

Get a stand alone spool holder, sometimes the spool pins arent high enough to support the thread or you can try a thread sock

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