Question about Sewing Machines
Posted by Anonymous on
Could very well be the basting stitch mechanism. This is a very common issue on the Bernina 930 Records. The basting stitch should be run frequently (once a month). If it locks up, the machine has to be taken to a technician.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Needle won't move on Bernina 930
If the machines motor is running but the needle isn't going up and down then the baste stitch finger is gummed up and needs to be serviced. This is a simple fix and it happens all the time on those machines. Take it to your local Bernina dealer for a standard service. Also if you really need it in a pinch try pushing up on the needle bar that sometimes will fix the problem but it will still need serviced.
Posted on Oct 22, 2007
SOURCE: Bernina 930 where to put oil
There are two key points I suggest customers can do themselves to help lengthen the life of their machine. One is your hook and the other is the needle bar...
Hook - Open your bobbin door, removee the bobbin case/bobbin. On the upper left corner there is a small latch, push in the latch and your shuttle race ring will fall down forward. You can now remove your stainless steel hook. You need to keep this hook clean and the lip it fits back into clean and void of lint and debris. On the back of this hook or the "lip" that the hook fits back into apply a small amount of hook/sewing machine oil.
Needle Bar - Open up your head cover, the needle and needle bar clamp is attached to a long stainless steel rod that travels vertically inside your head. All sewing machines have a needle bar that looks like this. This bar travels thru two brackets attached to the frame of the machine. Rotate your handwheel and clean the needle bar well of debris. Rotate the handwheel so that the needlebar is in it's highest point and apply a small amount of oil to the upper and lower bracket of the frame, rotate the handwheel so the needlebar slides back down and therefore lubricating it and the inside of the brackets.
Hook oil or sewing machine oil is relatively inexpensive from all quilt, sewing machine, repair shops.
Be sure to take your machine in a minimum of every three years for proper cleaning and lubricating of all the other parts (This is of course for average home sewing machine use 8hours a week)
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
SOURCE: Bernina 930 won't zig zag
You probably need to take it in to the shop, the needle position knob is bound up. It's worth spending the money, this is a good machine. You can try to soak everything with penetrating oil over night and carefully try to move the knob, you may be lucky and it will free up.
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
SOURCE: Zig Zag Stitch not working
THis problem occurred as I was sewing on Neoprene. I was using Gutterman all-purpose thread and a size 80 needle. Tried switching to a size 70, then to size 90. Still unable to zig zag. After inserting a test sample of cotton, the zig zag worked perfectly, so I knew it was not a mecahnical problem. I switched needles again. This time to size 90 for stretch fabric. Voila! Problem solved.
Posted on May 24, 2009
I cleaned just above where the needle goes in. There was some fabric lint. It works now. I used the little brush that comes with the machine
Posted on Feb 02, 2010
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