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Can't catch the bobbin thread!

Right in the middle of a project, (that was going just fine...) the needle will no longer catch the bobbin thread. I thought at first it had something to do with too many layers of material, but it still will not work on fewer layers.  I can get the bobbin thread caught to bring the bobbin thread up for the start of sewing, but after that when I try either the foot pedal or the hand knob it can't catch, and makes the machine jam.  I'd love to hear any suggestions you might have! 

I have an old 'ELNA SP' from the 1970's and am encountering the problem of the bobbin thread not being caught by the needle. The needle goes up and down fine but the bobbin thread just stays the same. If anyone could please help that would be much appreciated, thankyou

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  • Vintage elna Feb 25, 2008

    thankyou very much



    after taking off the casing over the bobbin we found that the gear had actually broken. We hav taken it for repair and hope that it can be fixed as it is an old machine.



    thanx again for your help, its very much appreciated.



    Vintage Elna

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