57 questions from our users
I have an elina 40 and have been unable to find presser feet that are compatible
Where are people getting extra feet from.
I have an Elna 40. How do I change the cotton reel from Horizontal to Vertical. It seems to just lift up but gets tight at 45% and I don't want to force it as it might break.
when doing a button hole i get error code 6L
My machine is sewing very slowly, what could be causing this? It is the same with the winding of the bobbin. I am only sewing straight lines nothing fancy. Very frustrating
This might be obvious, but there's a slide speed switch on the front of the machine. I was wondering why mine was going so slowly and discovered I had knocked this slide all the way to the left (slow). Move it to the far right and it should go quicker.
Went to attach zig zag foot and a sping ( black) has came out from i have no clue now foot wont attach. Pls help, is this common
My Elina 40 is about 2 and a half years old. It no longer will sew a buttonhole. I worked fine when I tried it then when I actually sewed the buttonhole the needle stayed in one place and did not sew the buttonhole
Suggestions on fixing this please.
Buttonholes are an automatic function and require the foot pedal to be disconnected. I got caught out once and thought the machine was broken, then I remembered the foot pedal, removed it, pressed the button and it worked. Hope this helps.
How do I load 2 thread spools for twin needles. Elna Elina 40
I don't know. maybe look up the Elna website for this information. I bought it purely for button holes and zig zag.
I've been using my usual thread and a bobbin of thread on the bobbin threading spool. Just remember that you need to thread each thread to unwind in opposite directions.
I refilled my bobbin Elina 40
Now my bobbin and spindle came out cant remove bobbin
Threaded a new bobbin tried to lift off and the whole spindle stuck to it cant take bobbin off
I have just bought a mini Elna for when we are travelling in the caravan. Can I change the foot to a quarter inch and can it be any Elna machine foot
I can’t seem to get the tension correct- no matter what the dail is set at the needle three shows underneath, even on zero - how can I fix thi? Thanks
some more thoughts.
Depends which thread you're using, the type of fabric, and is the needle the correct size for the fabric? EG, you need a smaller needle for thinner fabric, size 11 or so for fine fabric. Size 16 for denim.
The one thing I did find is that good results were only possible with good thread. It always went better on Guttermanns. Naturally. My worst experience, when the machine basically wouldn't work properly at all, was using the mega cheap three pack of Spotlight thread. Good luck. Let me know how you go.
My machine just stopped, was sewing one minute went to iron material went back to sew and it just won’t work, any one had this problem?
What dials do I use for a gathering thread?
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