20 Most Recent Elna Quilter's Dream 6003Q Questions & Answers

I had the same problem and fixed it myself. Remove the portion of the housing that coincides with the bobbin winder. You will need to remove two screws to do this--one is just to the upper left of the bobbin winder itself, and one is hidden under the handle on the left side of the machine (lift the handle, and look on the machine on the left side.) It takes some coaxing to remove the housing, but it can be done--be gentle. If you need to, remove the housing on the left side of the machine that covers the needle assembly. This will make it a bit easier, but still, be gentle.)
After removing the housing, you will see a black metal piece with a elongated slot and a screw adjacent to the bobbin winder mechanism. Unscrew the screw a turn or two, and slide the piece to the other side. Tighten gently. Turn your machine on, and move your bobbin winder back and forth and watch the screen change from bobbin winding to the main straight stitch screen. Now, do a brief Dance of Joy. I hope this helps.

Elna Quilter's... | Answered on Oct 25, 2020

check with elna to see if they have any free manuals
if not

Elna Quilter's... | Answered on May 14, 2019

One of the stepper motors has failed. The machine has two stepper motors: one that moves the needle back and forth and one that moves the feed. Take it to your dealer for an estimate.

Elna Quilter's... | Answered on May 08, 2018

Hm, wondering if it could be the presser foot pressure setting. Most machines have this capability where the amount of pressure applied to the feed dogs can be increased or decreased. You might check your owner's manual,.

Elna Quilter's... | Answered on Dec 12, 2017

Something caught inside the machine and jammed the mechanism. It blew a fuse to protect the circuit board. A competent Elna or Janome Dealer should be able to get you machine going in no time.I don't know of any reason to have trouble finding parts for this machine.

Elna Quilter's... | Answered on Nov 11, 2016

If you have the owner's manual, it is supposedly called a "Reverse Key."

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Look for a button near the needle with an arrow pointing backward.


Elna Quilter's... | Answered on Sep 18, 2016

Repair manuals are difficult to find as they were issued only to repair service personnel. Sometimes you can find a used manual for sale or uploaded, but it is very rare. However, sometimes if you search for the:

Make + Model + the words "parts diagram"

you may find a picture of the parts and what order they are placed in the machine.


Elna Quilter's... | Answered on Sep 05, 2016

Make sure you are using a brand new needle. Bent/dull/damaged needles sometimes will not connect with bobbin thread.

If it still does not pick up the bobbin thread, then it most likely is a timing issue (the needle arrives at the wrong time to intercept the bobbin thread). There are web sites and videos online that discuss sewing machine timing. Or you can take it for service.

Repair manuals are difficult to find as they were issued only to repair service personnel. Sometimes you may find one for sale or even uploaded, but that is rare.


Elna Quilter's... | Answered on Sep 05, 2016

The owner's manual should have instructions how to replace the bulb, but sometimes that information is not provided. However, this link may be helpful:

Elna quilters dream 6003 apart to replace light

Elna Quilter's... | Answered on Feb 26, 2016

This video may help:
Winding an Elna bobbin

Perhaps the bobbin winding mechanism has not been released. (She unsnaps the bobbin when finished winding.)


Elna Quilter's... | Answered on Sep 01, 2015

I would suggest that you don't use this thread, it is too fine for the tension device on a domestic sewing machine, and they just don't like it. Too strong, too fine. Its best used in industrial blind hemming machines, if you look at RTW trouser hems you'll often see monofilament utilised here.

Elna Quilter's... | Answered on Jul 19, 2015

could be a fuse or could be the computer, also could be a safety device activated,, contact a sewing machine shop In your area about having it checked

Elna Quilter's... | Answered on Jun 03, 2015

there could be a problem with the gear for the decorative stitches, the machine may need to be checked to see if there is a gear or gears damaged or broken

Elna Quilter's... | Answered on Jun 03, 2015

you tube video

Elna Quilter's... | Answered on Mar 07, 2015

ManualsLib Makes it easy to find manuals online

If no user's manual. The manual is usually very descriptive.

Elna Quilter's... | Answered on Mar 06, 2015

Wow, that's getting to be a very old model now. Being 220 Volts tells me you are not in USA. Have you tried the Elna office in your country first? start with www.Elna.com and choose your country to locate the head office and give them a call. If the parts are still available, they should know.

Elna Quilter's... | Answered on Feb 21, 2015

Yes, in the middle of the bobbin case there may be a little hole with a wick below it where a drop of oil can be placed. Much of the internals are now self lubricating or designed for the tech to libe during the recommended annual service

Elna Quilter's... | Answered on Nov 26, 2014

Go to www.sewingmanuals.com and download your manual for $10. You can see the picture of your machine to know that it is the right one, and they use paypal, so it is safe to use.

Elna Quilter's... | Answered on Nov 22, 2014

try the elna website for a dealer or try these websites

Elna Quilter's... | Answered on Nov 22, 2014

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