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Open face plate ?

I have a Elna Quilters Dream 6003 . I keep having the same problem with my thread breaking. I know its the thread that I use. I was told that the thread is gettting stuck where it comes down and then goes back up and then thorugh the thread take-up level. Is there anyway I can take the face place that covers this area and open it to get the thread that builds up in there? I have taken it twice to a repair shop and was just wondering if I can do that part myself?

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  • Charlene Jan 01, 2008

    I take it that there is no answer to this. The thread that I use is from Joann Fabrics, Its calle Maxi-Lock. I like it because you get a lot of thread for the price. Does anyone else have problems sew with this thread?



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There is a screw in the side cover of your machine. You can't see it because it is covered with a round piece of plastic and this Can be seen. To remove it, use a small thin blade screwdriver to lift it out.Find the screw and remove it. The cover will be a little difficult to pull off but not impossible.
By the way, Maxi lock thread is a 2ply thread made for overlock machines. It does not give as good a tension as 3 ply sewing machine thread and it is not as strong.
Coats and Clark makes a good quilting thread on a cone. It will cost more but should give you a lot less grief.
If thread is building up,it is lint and is usually caused by a sharp surface that it is passing over. Find the sharp edge and make it smoother.

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