Question about Elna 2007 Mechanical Sewing Machine
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.
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 04, 2014 | Elna Sewing Machines
May 05, 2014 | Elna Sewing Machines
Dec 29, 2013 | Elna Sewing Machines
May 20, 2013 | Elna Heirloom Edition 6005
May 06, 2011 | Elna 2005 Mechanical Sewing Machine
Do you have a manual for this machine? You need to follow the cleaning instructions and remove the needle plate, and clean under the bobbin holder. I've attached an image from my Janoma 6500 manual, it looks very similar to this Elna so I'm thinking its the same design bobbin and race. There may be a little triangular shaped tool in your kit but any short flat blade screwdriver will remove the two setscrews. (always good idea to unscrew off the pressure foot and take out the needle first so you've got room).
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!!
This uncovers the bobbin holder area, you'll see there is a black plastic holder which your bobbin goes into which has the tension device on the side and this then sits inside an outer metal casing which is the hook race. The bobbin holder is held there by a magnet underneath it and sits up against another little stopper. Look at the bobbin case and the stopper, there should be two red marks that must line up. Are they???
If the answer is no, then you need to remove the bobbin case, clean out any lint and fluff using your little brush that came with the machine, and you may also have pieces of thread caught in here too. Once clean, place the bobbin case back into the outer surround, under the other piece and lining up the two red marks. This is where photos are so helpful.
Now replace the needle plate and screws, pressure foot, pop in a new needle and thread everything up again.
If the thread continues to catch then you may have managed to damage the bobbin case; as they are plastic if they move out of position the needle can catch and burr or pierce them. If this has happened you could try to smooth out the burring with an emery board or similar. Or you may need to replace it if damaged badly. I've changed mine twice so far because I've pierced it with the needle several times.
I hope that this helps you out, good luck with your machine.
Mar 07, 2011 | Elna Xplore 8600 Computerized Sewing...
Feb 17, 2011 | Elna 7200 Computerized Sewing Machine
Jan 10, 2011 | Elna Quilter's Dream 6003Q
May 05, 2010 | Elna 7200 Computerized Sewing Machine
419 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: