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I have the elna 664pro when a do the roll hem 3thread the machines make a click sound as if something like the needle is getting hooked on something metal. and at the top thread keeps on braking.

change the needles, any noise would indicate that needle(s) are touching the loopers or blunt. Make sure that the needles are hard up into the housing too, even a mm down and they can strike the loopers, or prevent the stitch from forming.
5/12/2024 11:38:13 AM • Elna Sewing... • Answered on May 12, 2024

Looking for replacement spool pins for my elna tsp 72c

No longer available according to sewing parts online, you'll probably have to hunt down a parts machine, a sewing machine tech with old stock parts, or maybe White Sewing Centre in USA may have some. The plastic bit around them often broke too, have you checked inside the machine incase the pin fell in? You can always use a freestanding spool stand.
5/12/2024 11:33:11 AM • Elna Sewing... • Answered on May 12, 2024

Light for elna 1965 supermatic sewing machine

You could try White Sewing Centre if you are in USA, he may have something compatible. Its a long skinny bulb slightly different to the Swiss Elna Models after it, which take a bayonet riva 15w bulb. I could not find one locally here in Australia, so just use her with an angle poise lamp over her.
5/12/2024 11:28:23 AM • Elna Sewing... • Answered on May 12, 2024

Elna top 300 sewing machine, hook shuttle is loose

Troubleshoot this problem together! Here are some steps you can take to address the issue: Check for Loose Threads or Foreign Objects: Turn off your sewing machine and unplug it for safety. Open the bobbin case area and inspect for any loose threads, lint, or foreign objects. Remove any debris you find. Make sure the bobbin and bobbin case are properly inserted. Inspect the Shuttle: Look closely at the shuttle (the part that holds the bobbin) for any signs of damage, wear, or burrs. If you notice any scratches or rough edges, it may be causing the shuttle to move loosely. In that case, consider replacing the shuttle. Lubrication: Regularly oil your sewing machine using sewing machine oil. Proper lubrication helps prevent issues like this. Follow your machine's manual for specific oiling instructions. Electrical Connections: Check the foot pedal and power cord connections. Loose or damaged wires can affect the machine's performance. Ensure that the machine is correctly plugged in. Bobbin Winding: If the bobbin isn't winding properly, it could lead to loose stitches. Make sure the bobbin winding process is smooth and even. Tension and Stitch Problems: Incorrect tension settings or threading can cause stitch problems. Re-thread your machine, adjust the tension, and ensure you're using the correct needle. If the thread keeps breaking, try adjusting the tension. Remember to always follow safety precautions when working with electrical appliances. If the issue persists, consult your Elna sewing machine manual or consider seeking professional assistance. Sewing Machine Shuttle Problems and its Solution Tips (sewingmachineconsider.com)
5/5/2024 4:26:52 PM • Elna Sewing... • Answered on May 05, 2024

Free download Manual for Elna Contessa 310

Would like to download manual for Elna Contessa 310 please
5/1/2024 11:00:13 PM • Elna Sewing... • Answered on May 01, 2024

My Elna Stitch Craft 4000 sews very small stitches even after I adjust the length?

It sounds like there might be an issue with the settings or mechanism of your Elna Stitch Craft 4000 sewing machine. Even after adjusting the stitch length, if it continues to sew very small stitches, there are a few things you can try: 1. **Check the Stitch Length Dial**: Ensure that you are adjusting the stitch length dial correctly. Sometimes, the dial may not be turning properly or may be stuck, leading to the machine sewing at the same small stitch length regardless of your adjustments. 2. **Clean and Oil the Machine**: A sewing machine that hasn't been cleaned or oiled in a while can have issues with stitch length consistency. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to clean out any lint or debris from the machine and oil the necessary parts. 3. **Inspect the Feed Dogs**: The feed dogs are responsible for moving the fabric through the machine. If they are not functioning properly or are obstructed, it can affect the stitch length. Check for any debris or damage to the feed dogs and clean or replace them if needed. 4. **Check the Bobbin Tension**: Incorrect bobbin tension can also cause irregular stitch lengths. Make sure the bobbin is correctly threaded and that the tension is adjusted according to the machine's specifications. 5. **Test with Different Fabric and Thread**: Sometimes, the type of fabric or thread being used can affect stitch length. Try sewing on different types of fabric with different threads to see if the issue persists across various materials. If none of these steps resolve the problem, it may be necessary to have the machine inspected and serviced by a professional technician. They can identify any underlying mechanical issues that may be causing the small stitch length problem.
3/31/2024 8:08:48 AM • Elna Sewing... • Answered on Mar 31, 2024

Hi. Is the Elna Funstyler 3003FS Sewing Machine still being produced?

Question edited for clarity, add maker and '(what it is)'. Question moved from Refrigerators category. No, all finished. You might get one on eBay, set Watchlist. https://www.google.com/search?q=Elna+Funstyler+3003FS ..
3/23/2024 7:10:46 PM • Elna Sewing... • Answered on Mar 23, 2024

Elna 8000 Sewing Machine. The 'btr' message is appearing on start up. Where are the batteries?

Question edited to fix the autocorrect. The backup battery needs replacing. The btr message means your battery backup is going bad and you need to change it. Tip the machine back, and on the bottom right there's a battery compartment for 2 AA batteries. Just put in new ones and you'll be set to go!

Elna 7000 Sewing Machine review by Liana

patternreview.com https://sewing.patternreview.com > review > machine Jun 24, 2006 - Judero, The btr message means your battery backup is going bad and you need to change it. Tip the machine back, and on the bottom right there's ... ..
2/19/2024 11:16:21 PM • Elna Sewing... • Answered on Feb 19, 2024

Elna Junior Club YC550 sewing machine. Hi, I need a manual for it please?

Question edited for clarity. Elna says this is the YC550 manual

' Instruction Manual ' - Elna Switzerland

Elna Switzerland https://switzerland.elna.com > sites > 2019/02 PDF Read all instructions before using this sewing machine. DANGER- To reduce the risk of electric shock: 1. An appliance should never be left unattended when ... 64 pages and here for 'Junior Club'. https://www.google.com/search?q=Elna+Junior+Club+manual and some videos on restoration https://www.google.com/search?q=Elna+Junior+Club+YC550 ..
2/17/2024 7:18:12 PM • Elna Sewing... • Answered on Feb 17, 2024

Elna 6500 Sewing Machine. The reverse key only works sometimes. How do I fix this please?


Sewing Machines Plus https://www.sewingmachinesplus.com > Elna PDF Reverse Key. If you are sewing a straight stitch, zigzag stitch or 3 step zigzag stitch*, press and hold the key. The machine will sew in reverse until you. 76 pages

Elna sewing machine sews backward

Quiltingboard Forums https://www.quiltingboard.com > Main Jul 15, 2019 - I think the lever above the stitch length knob is for temporary reverse. The knob has red numbers and black numbers. The red numbers are for ... Missing: 6500 ‎ key


lesporteslogiques.net http://lesporteslogiques.net > materiel > Error-C... PDF With the machine off, hold down the Start/Stop & Reverse buttons, then turn the machine on. 2. Press 'Bobbin'. 3. Insert the red bobbin gauge. Press 'Key' until . ..
2/13/2024 5:12:26 AM • Elna Sewing... • Answered on Feb 13, 2024

Free manual for Elna 7000 sewing machine

hello, I don't know if you have found a manual yet, but I have the elna 7000 and it's manual.I could copy mages and send as an attachment as a last resort for you. I am giving the machine and all its many books to my daughter in law,
1/13/2024 9:29:16 AM • Elna 8007 • Answered on Jan 13, 2024

How do I fix the tension on my Elna Stella air electronic sp?

The following is an excellent video on how to check tension. She shows how to check bobbin tension and top thread tension (presser foot down). Then how to adjust top thread tension to get the stich to sit at mid fabric.


Thread nesting on the bottom side is almost always top tension too low or top thread is not in the tension discs (when foot down) but can also be top thread not feeding evenly, or a burr on either the bobbin case or hook race or debris in the hook race, or needle hook interference.

Always be sure to thread your machine with presser foot up. With foot up, the tension discs are separated to accept the thread.

Dont know what type of fabric your curtains are. You might try test sewing with a different tight weave cotton fabric just to see if it you can get it to work.
8/3/2023 1:09:44 AM • Elna Sewing... • Answered on Aug 03, 2023

Elna SU Air Electronic 68 won't change needle positions. It was my MIL's machine. Is it worth the $200-300 cost for repair?

Question edited for clarity. Question moved from Washing Machines to Elna. It is a good old workhorse and I would say worth repairing. The new ones are also more unreliable because they rely heavily on computer electronics. https://www.google.com/search?q=Elna+SU+air+electronic+parts VIDEOS https://www.google.com/search?q=Elna+SU+air+electronic ..
8/3/2023 1:04:43 AM • Elna Sewing... • Answered on Aug 03, 2023

Is an Elna 2006 sewing machine capable of free motion quilting. The feed dog doesn't lower but I read you can use the darning plate to cover the feed dog- What should I set my stitch length at?

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8/3/2023 1:02:13 AM • Elna Sewing... • Answered on Aug 03, 2023

Zig zag not working on Elna Carina seeing machine

If the zig zag function on your Elna Carina sewing machine is not working, there could be a few possible causes:
  1. Incorrect stitch selector: Make sure you have selected the correct stitch on your machine. Double check that you have selected the zig zag stitch, and not accidentally switched to another stitch.
  2. Incorrect stitch width: The stitch width knob on your machine controls the width of the zig zag stitch. Make sure that the stitch width is not set to zero, as this would prevent the zig zag function from working. Adjust the stitch width to the desired size.
  3. Tension issues: If the thread tension is too tight or too loose, it can affect the zig zag stitch. Check your thread tension to make sure it is set correctly.
  4. Clogged machine: Dust, lint, and debris can accumulate inside your sewing machine and affect its performance. Clean your machine thoroughly, including the bobbin area and the feed dogs.
If none of these solutions work, it may be necessary to have your machine serviced by a professional.
8/3/2023 12:59:28 AM • Elna Sewing... • Answered on Aug 03, 2023
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