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of course it could be . I have replaced a couple on my machines

Elna Sewing... • Answered on Apr 26, 2021

Hi My name is Karyn my email [email protected] can help you thread the Elna over locker. Write to me at my email. Once threaded with 4 dirfferent colours find a scrap of medium weight fabric and sew few inches/ 10 cm or so, it is then easy to see which threads appear loose and which appear tight. For the actual overlocked edge the two threads ought to weave together and meet eachother on the cut edge of the fabric.tighten on colour and loosed the other until they meet on the edge. with the outside needle and the (under) 'arm' below which make the 'chain' seem you will also see using diffrerent coloured threads, if the chain is loose tighten the tension for that thread - usually the 'arm' tension. For any further help email me as I may not find my way back to this site.If you can help me I'm currently looking for a Blade for an Elna MO 104 over locker.

Elna Sewing... • Answered on Apr 17, 2021

You may find the capacitor that is fitted to reduce TV interference has failed. It's the grey one in your photo.

Elna Sewing... • Answered on Apr 01, 2021

Request the service manual from Elna.

Elna Sewing... • Answered on Jan 01, 2021

So your sewing machine starts and stops sewing, like it loses power: Sounds like intermittent power, which indicates an intermittent short circuit. This may be by a wire, contact point or a terminal being dirty, burnt, worn, loose or bent out of place somewhere. Sometimes you can locate it by: 1. Visual inspection of every contact point from Plug to Motor. 2. Physically jiggling the power line ( while the motor is running, inch by inch, from the wall plug to the motor. 3. Key places to check first: (A) Any place a wire bends, (B) Any place there is a Contact Point (that means (a) Inspecting the wall plug, (b) the wire, (c) where it goes into the machine,(d) Where the power feeds the lines inside the machin, (e) Inside of the Foot Controller: Look for sparks or burnt marks; then Clean and Check all wires and contacts points in and to and from the Controller. 4. Replace any bad, weak or over-aged wires. 5. If you cannot find the fault these ways, buy a $10 buck Non-contact voltage detecter from any hardware store or Electrical parts supplier, and read the directions. 6. The sewing machine must be on, but not necessarily running (at least at first). 7. Now hold down the button on the detector as you scan along the power line from plug to motor. 8. If the detector Blinks and Beeps when it should not, or does not Beep and Blink when it should, that is the point where the problem is. 9. If you stil cannot locate the intermittent short, replace all or part of the power feed cords until it is fixed. 10. You can order complete replacement power cords for your machine from a Sewing Machine parts supplier, or you can fashion some of it from a brand-new 16 Foot extension cord. Good luck, some shorts are tough to locate when they are intermittent. It is easier to find if it goes out totally. Hope this helps you fix your electrical short. Amender, 2020-12-03#

Elna Sewing... • Answered on Dec 04, 2020

IBOUGHT A SIMPLE BOBBIN EINDER ONLINE SO I DID NOT HAVE TO UNTHREAD MY MCHINE TO HVE A BOBBIN READY AHEAD OF WHEN IT WAS NEEDED .https://www.walmart.com/ip/Simplicity-Bobbin-Sidewinder-1-Each/10098033?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&wl13=3840&&adid=22222222227000002625&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=361203706788&wl4=pla-363070564922&wl5=9015985&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=local&wl12=10098033&veh=sem&gclid=EAIaIQobChMItIi_sYH17AIVgeKzCh2DnQ3XEAQYASABEgI5yfD_BwE

Elna Sewing... • Answered on Nov 17, 2020

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

Unplug and take to repair shop. Its likely the motor has oil on it, and its burning it off as you run the machine. if you over oil near the handwheel this is a common problem.


Elna Sewing... • Answered on Sep 08, 2020

You could looking it up on google and check the companies official website too.

Elna Sewing... • Answered on Jul 30, 2020

My guess is feed dog interference. Clean out bobbin, hook, and feed dog area.

You might first try lowering and raising feed dogs and see if problem goes away.

Elna Sewing... • Answered on May 03, 2020

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