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Elna 6005. Just swiched it on and the needle judders and Error#1 comes up on the screne, but there is no mention of this in my instruction book can anybody help

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  • daka_ward Sep 04, 2009

    I live in Spain and have never seen a sewing machine shop with an Elna sewing machine in it, and the machines I have seen for sale are very basic. I am wondering if it is the temperature as it is 29c atm and has been this hot for days. I am considering turning the air-con on while we go out for dinner today and seeing if it corrects itself when we return home.



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That usually indicates a motor issue of some sort. Try turning the unit off, unplugging it completely from the wall for 2 minutes, then replugging. Turn it back on, does it do the exact same thing? If so you definitely have some kind of motor / internal hardware issue. If you still have the problem, it can definitely be fixed, but it's going to need someone to work on it. You can locate someone at:

Go to Dealer Locator at the bottom on the left...

Please let me know what you find!


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    Tim Grayson Sep 04, 2009

    Ah ok, that's definitely a good idea. Sorry about that, I thought you were in the states. Let me know what you find, there are definitely other things to try.




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