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Elna TSP machine the bobbin casing not moving

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    Tally Girl Mar 28, 2011

    Do you mean that the rotary hook is not rotating around the bobbin holder as the machine goes through its stitch formation? If so, this could be a failed pinon cog down in the drive train within the free arm. Is this a lotus TSP or one of the bigger Star Series machines in a two part metal case?

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Is the clutch disengaged to wind the bobbin? Is the needle going up and down okay?

If the needle is moving but the rotary hook is not rotating to catch the thread from the bobbin then it is likely that a gear has gone in the free arm area which drives the rotary hook.

If this is a star series TSP you may be able to remove the cover plate on the free arm area and view the shaft and gear in this area. Its just held down with a single screw near the needle plate.

If the pinon gear looks worn or split, then probably best job for a mechanic to replace this.

Posted on Mar 30, 2011

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