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The old oil may be causing the machine to seize. You might try setting the machine within distance of a heat source, like in the sun on a warm day or within 3-4 ft of a fireplace, etc. The warmth sometimes will loosen things. If this helps, you may want to have a thorough cleaning and oiling done by a technician.

Elna Sewing... | Answered on Jan 25, 2020

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Elna Sewing... | Answered on Jan 15, 2020

Be sure to thread each in the ORDER specified--for most machines (but yours may differ) upper looper, lower looper, then needles. Follow (closely) the threading diagram on the machine. Missing one guide or hitting the guides out of order will throw you machine into a tizzy! On my serger, the lower looper has to lay over the top of the upper looper/thread before it all gets pulled under the presser foot toward the back of the machine.

It also may help to RAISE the presser foot when threading the machine.

Having problems threading my Elna Pro DE 4 sewing discussion topic...

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Elna Sewing... | Answered on Jan 09, 2020

Contact Elna directly to inquire.

Elna Sewing... | Answered on Dec 10, 2019

Hi Camille-
I found this link.
On page 7, it talks about instant reverse sewing.

Hope this helps.

Hi Camille-
I found this youtube video that might help as well.

Hope this helps.

Elna Sewing... | Answered on Nov 29, 2019

If the fly wheel is going around then the clutch isn't disengaged to wind the bobbin, you need to pull out the flywheel on your model to disengage the clutch for bobbin winding.

Take thread from thread spool across to bobbin winder thread guide, then back to bobbin and thread the tail through the hole on top of the bobbin. Place bobbin onto spindle on top of machine and then push it against the stop to engage the bobbin winding motor. HOld the thread tail up and start winding slowly until the bobbin core has been covered including the starting point. Stop and trim off the thread tail with scissors. COntinue winding bobbin and give the thread a nudge if needed to wind evening top middle and bottom of the bobbin. A good smooth wind is important. Also don't wind at full speed and keep an eye on the thread reel that the thread is coming off, you don't want it bouncing around as this will **** the thread and stretch then relax it affecting your bobbin wind.

Obviously if you know this and the bobbin winding mechanisim is just not working, then it will need a service/replacement by an Elna repair person.

Elna 2007... | Answered on Nov 19, 2019

It should have worked in a few minutes.The SD card could be faulty or incompatible with your machine Turn it off, wait 15 seconds then turn it on again. This will not cause damage to the machine.
SD cards should be inserted or removed with the power off. They are not like USB drives which can be inserted with power on.

Your machine uses USB drives not SD cards according to the manual, are you using an adaptor?

If it still doesn't load after 10 minutes, there is a problem with either the SD card or the machine. Try the SD card on another Elna 860, perhaps at the dealer's shop, to prove it is ok, then ask the dealer to load the designs into your machine while you watch.

Elna Sewing... | Answered on Nov 10, 2019

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,

Elna 8007 | Answered on Nov 06, 2019

Soft cloth and an air aerosol

Elna Sewing... | Answered on Nov 02, 2019

Google (elna)(L4D)(manual) without parens OR contact Elna directly to request the manual.

Elna Sewing... | Answered on Oct 28, 2019

Several online sewing machine parts stores have what you are looking for just be sure to check the photos to ensure they look like yours.

Elna Sewing... | Answered on Oct 16, 2019

Google (elna)(model)(manual) without parens OR contact Elna directly to request.

Elna Sewing... | Answered on Oct 09, 2019

You may find this at www.diplodocs.com or www.scribed.com free, otherwise you will probably need to buy it from www.sewingpartsonline.com or www.sewing-machine-manuals.com , I think it came as 2 books, Instruction Manual and Sewing Guide.

Elna Sewing... | Answered on Oct 08, 2019

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