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Elna sewing machine, the timing is out.

I've got an Elna series sewing machine, and the timing has gone out, the needle is hitting the bottom bobbin case too soon so is'nt sewing, I think that the timing has gone out on the motor, I've taken the covers of the machine and cleaned it up myself but don't know how to do this myself and am trying to avoid expensive repair bills! Thanks,
Katie Dadds

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  • anne b May 02, 2008

    the timing has gone out on my singer home sewing machine

  • Anonymous May 11, 2008

    I am sewing on a janome memory craft 3000. My problem is that the machine is randomly skipping stitches. this has happened once before, and the timing was out... I simply can not afford the repairs, but I am pretty good at fixing things. can you help? please
    I have changed the needle
    re-threaded top and bobbin

  • Christine D Jun 18, 2008

    Have an older elna elnita 130. needle just barely nips the boobin

    case when I sew. I haven't tries to fix it as I didn't know where to start.

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    my machine is not making a stich, has been cleaned and is running vey nice but no connecting stiches at all.

  • renwortiz Aug 06, 2008

    I have a kenmore machine, I love it, it has done a great job over the years. I keep it in good shape and oil it up often. It sounds like it is sewing, it looks like it is sewing, but no connections are being made from either of the strings... No stiches are being made, help!!

  • alyallwi Sep 01, 2008

    manual for elna 6001 sewing machine wanted

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    My needle is hitting the bobbin housing and breaking because it's not hitting in the hole for the hook.

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Hi, Purchased an elna contessa 130. could anyone advise threading procedures , as we do not have a manual with it.......problem with top tension.
Many thanks
Maureen
maureen.reinberger@gmail.com

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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