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Elna serger sewing machine model pro 704 dex

The needle clamp release button which is red and which alows the needles to swing forward for threading is stuck and will not swing back into place. it seems that the spring (has red button to release) has come loose . I have removed the needles so they wont catch on the face plate but still no help.

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SOURCE: Bottom thread will not catch

Unplug the machine and remove the needle plate so that the bobbin case if fully exposed. Lift out the bobbin case and the cup that it sets in will be visible. Locate the "hook" on this cup. It is a finger with a sharp point at the upper edge of the cup. The hook is what grabs the thread from the needle while sewing.

  • Thread the needle.
  • Turn the handwheel by hand.
  • Watch the hook as it approaches the needle from right to left.
If the hook passes by the needle AFTER the eye of the needle is above it, you timing has slipped and the machine must be taken in for repair.
If the hook catches the thread from the needle, put everything back together and try threading again.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007

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SOURCE: the bobbin thread on sewing machine will not catch

how do you retime

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Replacing needle on Elna Pro 905 DCX serger

Try and loosen the screw, and use a magnet to pullout the broken piece. It likely slightly bent in there so you may need a pair of tweezers as well
Good luck!






Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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SOURCE: needle clamp won't attach to needle bar

There is a set screw above the needle pin screw which tightens with an allen wrench--try that.

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SOURCE: The foot in my elna 704 broke. Where can I take

go to Elnausa.com and check out dealer locater.
sewman7

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

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SOURCE: the needles on my elna 704 serger keep breaking.

Check to make sure you have the right size needle for sergers. Your blades may not be align properly.

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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