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Thread: elna excellence

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    Hi, my name is gail and I am new to this board...I live right outside Boston, ma and am an avid quilter.
    I have an elna excellence 740 and am having problems with it - does anyone else have this machine? and could you share your experience with it?
    Thanks so much!
    Gail

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    Hi, there. You're up early (late?). What exactly is the machine problem? A thorough cleaning might work wonders. I can always tell when a ball of lint builds up under the bobbin.

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    Welcome to the message board. I hope you enjoy it.

    I just looked up your Elna model. That is a really nice machine. Read some stuff on Pattern Review. Some folks were having feeding problems and buttonhole problems with the machine and it sounded like they were problems that were glitches in the machine itself and had to be worked out with the dealer/company.

    Let us know what problems you are having.

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    Hello, and welcome from Michigan!

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    There's a yahoo group for its Janome twin, the Horizon. Very helpful, active group. Some 740s are subject to a recall btw, due to a single incident of fire. Be sure to find out if your machine is included.

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    Can you be more specific

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    Hello Gail, welcome from northern California!

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    Hi.

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    Ok, more details...on two different occasions, doing two different tasks, the bobbin casing popped out of its housing and I ended up sewing into it, making it unusable..had to order two new bobbin casings - have sewed for 45 years, have never had this happen....also my tension changes as I sew along on a quilt and stitches are skipping. very annoying, especially when you are quilting a wedding quilt for a gift and have to keep cutting the threads and unsewing. Also, all of a sudden the foot is popping off...the red release button in the back is somehow loose, unable to be tightened...very frustrating - along with the recall...(I had a recalled machine)
    Thanx so much for you replies in advance -I am the elna 740 from yesterday,
    gail from boston, ma

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    I'd get that machine to the hospital fast!!! You need it fixed!

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting. :-)

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