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Elna Contessa 410 Sewing Machine

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Lower tension problems. Don't pick up lower thread.

Can u please help me?

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I have a Elna Contessa 710 Manual. If you think it will help I may be able to scan a copy and email it to your own email address. Plz supply email address if interested or still unable to thread machine.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Manual for Elna Contessa 310

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SOURCE: cannot remember how to thread bobbin elna

i solved the problem after i had a closer look at the top of machine

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

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SOURCE: I get loops on top and/or bottom of fabric during

Top tension back to 4 and leave the bobbin tension as is.

Make sure you have a new needle for the type of fabric being sewn installed with the flat side to the back of the machine. A bent needle can sometimes go unnoticed.

Always thread the machine with the presser foot up and this will give proper tension to the stitch.

Check the manual to be sure you are threading correctly (always with the presser foot up) and that the bobbin thread is feeding in the correct direction from the bobbin spool and through the guides.

Take hold of the thread at the needle as you lower and raise the needle to pull up the bobbin thread. Take both thread ends under the presser foot and to the back of the machine.



Posted on Mar 11, 2010

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SOURCE: lower thread tension very loose

is the bobbin threaded correctly? the screw on the bobbin case is the point to adjust its tension.

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

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SOURCE: new 344 elna overlocker - can't thread lower

I have been dealing with the exact same problem for 2 hours and no answers!! I have just discovered that if you move the stitch width finger to R instead of N, your threader will work!! Hope this helps :)

Posted on Nov 30, 2010

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