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My bernina 807 drop feed is stuck with teeth up I can't turn to get them down.

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Remove the needleplate and check for a buildup of lint between the teeth, this is the most likely scenario.....clear out all the other lint while it is open, and do it regularly.

A small brush and vacuum cleaner are useful, just remove the bobbin case etc first !!

If you want any more help with this, just post back here, or, drop a line through the "Contact Us" page at www.bargainbox.com.au

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

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If you remove the metal plate on the bottom of your machine, you can see the workings of the feed dog raise and lower button. With some luck it just might be a screw that came out or it might be a broken spring inside the sewing arm.
Without a service manual or a view of what it should look like inside when it is functioning correctly, at best you would just be guessing. It should be a simple 5 min fix but it is best to take it to a Bernina dealer for proper repair. Good luck, bushvideo

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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SOURCE: material won't feed

hi! there,
feed dogs are mechanically connected to shuttle race link.everytime shuttle race rotatate and needle goes up and down the move relative to its timing order.there is control knob on feed dogs to release or goes down permanently not to move,on the right side of machine.if you push down feed dogs go down.try to find this one,if you can't try to see uder the machine if there a loosen parts behind shuttle race holding feed dogs.tighen this up.hopefully this could help you,have a nice day,just rate me thank's

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I use the button hole foot on the Bernina

There isn't an automatic button hole on this machine. You can do it manually. Thread the bobbin thread as usual, but put it through the little hole on the hook in the bobbin case. Set the stitch length between 0 and 1, like a nice satin stich. Set the needle position to the far left and the stitch width to 2. Sew down the left side. Center the needle, set the width to 4 and lower the feed dogs, stitch about 6 stitches across the bottom. Then reverse the direction, set the needle to the right, stitch width to 2 and go back up the right side. Lower the feed dogs again, set a wide stitch and finish the top.

Another good option is to buy a universal presser foot shank from Bernina and then attach an old cam type buttonhole attachment from Singer. They make beautiful buttonholes and you can even do a keyhole button hole.

Posted on Aug 15, 2010

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Remove the needleplate and check for a buildup of lint between the teeth, this is the most likely scenario.....clear out all the other lint while it is open, and do it regularly.

A small brush and vacuum cleaner are useful, just remove the bobbin case etc first !!

If you want any more help with this, just post back here, or, drop a line through the "Contact Us" page at www.bargainbox.com.au

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