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Threading elna lock pro 4 DE green knob

Can''t seem to thread this serger the green knob is where the problem is
have done this tseveral time

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  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    After threading, the threads dont lock. I thread it according to the diagram in the machine.Sara

  • sylviaivie Jul 18, 2013

    Make sure you are threading it correctly. Typically it's from right to left.... or lower looper, upper looper, right needle, left needle. Barring that look carefully at the loopers for burs. If you find any use some fine sand paper and carefully file them away.



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My lower looper thread keep breaking, what is the problem.

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Elna Pro 4De serger thread breaking

Be sure to thread each in the ORDER specified--for most machines (but yours may differ) upper looper, lower looper, then needles. Follow (closely) the threading diagram on the machine. Missing one guide or hitting the guides out of order will throw you machine into a tizzy! On my serger, the lower looper has to lay over the top of the upper looper/thread before it all gets pulled under the presser foot toward the back of the machine.

It also may help to RAISE the presser foot when threading the machine.

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I do know that the first Elna Locks were released in UK in April 1987 and first models were L-1 (3 thread), L-4 (4 thread), L-5 (combo chain and 3 thread) because I was trained to demo these models.

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