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Bernina Bernette... | Answered on Aug 28, 2017

Oh my gosh--how simple it is:


However, perhaps the manual would be helpful:


While you have the machine open, it might be a good idea to apply a couple drops of good quality sewing machine oil or (better yet) liquid Tri-Flow Synthetic Lube to every place where metal rubs against metal. (Slowly turn the handwheel and watch the movement.) Also look for the oil port holes throughout the machine an apply a couple drops in each. Do NOT oil the plastic gears or belts!!! Also, move the stitch selector and feed dog levers and hit those with a little oil too. This will keep your machine happily humming!!! You'll probably notice how quietly it runs afterward!


Bernina Bernette... | Answered on Dec 22, 2016

Yes, I need a manual for the Bernia Bernette Deco 600. Following the death of my daughter, My grand daughter said she did not want any of her mom's sewing equipment. I kept them for her and now she feels she would like to have the embroidery machine. However, we were unable to locate the manual for the deco 600. I am unable to locate one on line...only good reason...due to my inexperience at the computer I am unable to locate a manual for her. Any assistance you can give me will be greatly appreciated.
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Bernina Bernette... | Answered on Nov 03, 2016

Not a simple solution. What makes you think that it is out of time?

Bernina Bernette... | Answered on Jul 30, 2016

The scarf is on the needle itself. It is an indentation on the back of the needle above the needle eye where the thread can sit as the needle penetrates the fabric. As the needle penetrates the fabric, the thread sinks into the indentation thereby resisting fraying or pulling on the thread.

The needle attaches to the bottom of the needle bar. The needle bar is the mechanism that moves up and down to drive the needle through the fabric.

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Bernina Bernette... | Answered on Mar 03, 2016

Consult your owner's manual in the Maintenance Section. Clean and oil ONLY as directed. Use good quality sewing machine oil (preferably Bernina Oil made for your specific type of sewing machine) and use only 1-2 drops of oil in each spot.


Bernina Bernette... | Answered on Sep 15, 2015

There is little to no maintenance on this machine in general. The machine is fitted with oil impregnated sintered (powdered metal) bearings that are self lubricating. About 12 to 15% of the physical volume of such a porous bearing is oil. Adding additional oil will not absorb into the already oil saturated bearing, so adding oil will only create problems such as a messy oily machine and subsequent oil varnishing on parts.
However, the front cover on the needle bar end of the machine can be removed for lubricating the take-up lever and needle bar mechanisms. The balance of the machine should be left as is without oil. Periodic removal of lint with compressed air is advisable in the hook and bobbin case area.
Over the years, it has been found that over lubrication is more harmful than under lubricating Bernina machines.

Bernina Bernette... | Answered on Aug 03, 2015

you have to put it in straight. when it gets 3/4 of the way in you will feel a little bit of resistance. push steady until you hear it lock in. hope this helps

Bernina Bernette... | Answered on Aug 02, 2015

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Bernina Bernette... | Answered on Feb 09, 2015

make sure the bobbin is turned in the right direction and also make sure the needle is inserted correctly into the needle holder, then see if it will pick up the thread and if not your machine could have a timing problem

Bernina Bernette... | Answered on Feb 08, 2015

Usually, the needle won't move for 1 of 2 reasons. Most commonly, there is a thread caught in the bobbin area. Take off the throat (needle) plate and see if you can find the culprit. If so remove it. If not, try to rotate the wheel back and forth bit by bit and sometimes it will get loosened where it will move freely.

Another reason the needle might not move (especially, if it hasn't been used in a long while) is that it might be "frozen" and would most likely require a tech to service it.

Bernina Bernette... | Answered on Jan 08, 2015

you may have to check the needle /bobbin position timing. This can change especially if the needle has been knocked out of plum during sewing and momentarially hit the bobbin case. Needle /bobbin timing notes are available on the net and as the timing is the same for all machines any pdf page you find explaining how to check and adjust it will do.

Bernina Bernette... | Answered on Oct 23, 2014


Bernina Bernette... | Answered on Oct 22, 2014

try changing the needle--make sure the needle is the correct
one for the fabric being sewed

try rethread the machine top & bobbin--use every thread guide

clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint

it's also possible that the timing needs to be checked at a sewing
machine shop

Bernina Bernette... | Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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