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Elna 1600 i have an elna 1600 with the flat lying bobbin casing. i have used it many times but for some reason the bobbin casing (black plastic) wont turn and hence the thread can no be picked up? can you help?

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On a 1600 the bobbing case should not turn. the metal around it should. It should remain stationary.
The part thet turns is called the hook. Is the hook spinning. Is a new needle in the machine? That is where I would start.

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PLEASE NOTE: If you've never pulled this bobbin area apart before, good idea to snap pics with your digital camera as you go to refer to and for reference next time!!

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