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Do you mean forward direction is ok but reverse is dropping stitches?

Try reducing tension and see if that makes a difference.

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look at free fonts and simms on serrif via google

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The following should help your memory. Regulating the length of the stitch: The machine can be adjusted to from six to thirty stitches per inch, as indicated by the numbers on the stitch indicator plate. Changing the length of the stitch is accomplished as follows: Loosen the stitch length stop control (B, Fig. 12) and move it to the bottom of the slot. Move the stitch length lever (A, Fig. 12) to the desired stitch length. Now, move the stop control up until the control plate (visible in the stitch length slot) touches the bottom of the stitch length lever. Tighten the thumb screw (B) with finger pressure only. At this point, the stitch length is "marked," and you can move the lever up to sew in reverse at approximately the same stitch length, and then return it to your desired forward length. If wrong instructions <?>, find your model...

Singer Sewing... | 49 views | 1 helpful votes

Well... I have an answer you will not like. Typically devices like this are difficult to find software for after you loose the media that came with it (often times not in the box/package). A simple web search did not return results, in situation like this you can nasally find results in a forum with the software link, however I was not. So our next option would be to get it from a company that sells it, but if you did not buy it from them they will to be helping you. This is mainly due to the fact the files are not online to download but only shipped with the product and in which case they ship you the media. So what company did you buy it from? That way we can press them directly for the media. I do not have the unit so I can't check the manufacture but even if we could its possible the company that made it would be inaccessible. Good luck

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You can try a 'hard reboot' of the software by unplugging the machine while it is turned on, wait about a minute, then plug in and restart the machine. This is a way to make the software do a self-diagnostic check and possibly give you an error code or (best case scenario) cause the machine to start working properly again.
If this does not work you probably need an adjustment by a technician.

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Hello Kathy
Please check and make sure that:
1. The sewing machine is plugged in.
2. The foot control in plugged in all the way.
3. The correct Elna 5000 bobbin is being used.
3. The bobbin winding pin is pushed all the way to the right.
Bobbin winding instructions are found on page 10 of the Elna 5000 User's Manual, also a free download at:

Please give me a thumbs up if this is helpful, otherwise please send me a message with the query.
Happy stitching

Elna Sewing... | 51 views | 1 helpful votes

Suspect uneven feed of top thread.

Manual for reference if needed.

Please check the following;
  • This machine has a horizontal spool. Try using a spool cap that is slightly larger than the spool. Verify spool is in proper orientation, and threaded per instruction. See page 19.
  • Embroider foot "Q" is installed per manual instructions. See page 32-33.
  • Feed dogs are down (supposed to happen when automatically table is installed but check and make sure).

There should be no looping of thread on bottom side. This would indicate top thread tension is too loose or uneven feed (spool cap and/or orientation). Suggest you preset tension prior to installing table using normal presser foot and single layer of same fabric and same thread. Select a straight short stitch (machine default) and tension 4. With a single layer of fabric, tension at 4 is likely high and you will see bottom thread loop on top side so slowly reduce tension until bottom thread no longer shows on top, Then switch to embroider setup and test run.

Comment below with results and I'll assist further if need be.

Brother Sewing... | 37 views | 1 helpful votes

Tough finding any information on this machine. I believe the single cord 3.5mm Brother is what you need but better call them and see what they say.

Dickson, TN 37055
(615) 229-7171

TECHNICAL : 0871 508 9806 or 0871 508 9804CUSTOMER SUPPORT : 0191 2525 825

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Set the top tension to four. Now, if the bottom seems too loose go ahead and loosen the bobbin tension a little at a time. If your upper tension isn't real true at four you may have to slightly raise the tension control to offset this.

Juki Sewing... | 42 views | 0 helpful votes

sadly I can not but try it either way and see if it works properly , if not reverse

Janome Memory... | 35 views | 0 helpful votes

Janome has the manual for the Memory Craft 7500 on their retired machines support page: . Look under the Computer Models in the left-hand column. The Memory Craft 7500 is near the bottom of the list. The current link to the manual is . You can also find the manual at ManualsLib: . Some sewing machine parts shops online will sell you a PDF or printed copy of the manual. (One shop with the manual is .)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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Not likely your problem unless you opened your machine.

You might try presser foot lever down with no foot just as a test. If it works without a foot then the optical switch has become misaligned or foreign object

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