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Elna TX Electronic machine. Top thread gets tangled in rotary hook when straight stitching. Top thread is also found attached to bottom of fabric when removed from machine. Can you help please.

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  • ianrdobson May 26, 2010

    I like the Elna for it manufacture quality and hope to get more skill with it.

  • ianrdobson May 26, 2010

    I like the Elna for it manufacture quality and hope to get more skill with it.

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Try a different type of thread for this operation.

Posted on May 26, 2010

  • ianrdobson May 26, 2010

    Hi Valeantudor,

    OK thanks, I will try another thread type but I have made a problem for myself by removing the plastic knob off the top thread tension adjuster and now have lost the tension reference i.e. I can put the knob back OK but the tension adjustment will not relate to the markings 1-9. How can I re-calibrate the tension device?

    Regards

    Ian

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