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Where is the had wheel relaese in bernina 1008

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The handwheel is in two parts - the inner part with the grooves on the outside is turned anti-clockwise about a quarter turn whilst holding the outside part to disconnect the drive from the needle bar, when winding a bobbin. Dont forget to re-tighten it before sewing and dont overtighten it otherwise it'll be difficult to disconnect the clutch again.

Posted on Mar 12, 2012


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SOURCE: Bernina 1008 feed dog problem.

Your machine needs oiling. The feeddogs are stuck. Could be in several places. You would have to remove the back and side covers to get to what needs cleaning and oiling. Especially behind that knob. Just removing the covers is a job so I can't recommend you do this unless your trained. But you can try. Don't forget the screws beneith the machine. But really, there is too much behind the handwheel for a novice to deal with. Maybe see if you can just let some sewing machine oil just run down behind the feedog knob and work it alot.
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Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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SOURCE: How do you thread a bernina 1008?

I hope I can explain this in an understandable way!

1. Pull the end of the thread from the spool to the left and "click" it into the little metal guide (on the top of the machine) that is at the back of the long **** in the top. It's easiest to do this by holding the thread tight between your two hands, placing it behind the guide, and pulling forward until it clicks in.

2. for the remaining steps, let the thrread slide between the fingers of your right hand, keeping a little tension on it, as you thread the machine with your left hand.

3. Bring the thread end forward, laying the thread into the ****, and continue downward, along the right side of the vertical silver bar/hook thingy.

4. Bring the thread under that bar from right to left, and go back up towards the top of the wide **** in the front of the machine. As you pull up, the thread will click into the lower bar/hook thingy.

5. Lay the thread along the right side of the wide ****, go over the top of the needle bar (the part that goes up and down in the ****) and bring it down the left side. It will click into the needle bar.

6. Bring the thread back down towards the presser foot. Right in front of the screw that holds the foot on, there is a hook that opens on the left side. Slide the thread behind this hook, and then thread the needle from front to back.

7. Hold onto the end of the thread and run the needle down and back up once. Pull on the thread, and it will pull up a loop of the bobbin thread. Stick the tip of your scissors or seam ripper into the loop and pull the end of the bobbin thread out.

8. Slide your top thread through the slot in the presser foot so it comes out from underneath the foot, and you're ready to go! (Be sure and hold onto both threads for the first few stitches when you start a seam, to keep if from jamming up inside.)

Let me know if you need any clarification.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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SOURCE: How do you oil a bernina 1008??

Probably the most important is the inside of the hook ring. Remove the bobbin case and open the hook retainer by pressing the catch on the left-hand-side. The hook can then be removed by just gripping the shaft on which the bobbin was mounted and removing the complete hook. NEVER OIL BEFORE CLEANING. This is the single biggest problem I come across - continually oiling any kind of machine without first removing the old, contaminated lubricant will attract grime. So ... get yourself a few cotton buds and carefully clean around the inside of the hook ring (the circular aperture where the hook was), paying particular attention to the small groove running round the outside. Rotate the handwheel to bring the hook driver round halfway to allow the whole hook ring to be cleaned. Use the opportunity to remove any clogged lint and grime that may have built-up on the underside of the stitch table. WHen you're satisfied it's all clean, then run a very light bead of oil around the groove in the hook ring, turn the hand-wheel fully to bringthe hook driver back to the left-hand-side and oil the other side of the hook ring. Before replacing the hook, take a good look at the groove that runs around the back side of the hook near the edge and thoroughly clean that too, before smearing a drop of oil around that edge with a finger. Replace the hook, making sure its properly seated in the hook ring and click the black plastic cover back into place before replacing the bobbin case. Your machine should now sound a great deal quieter, if you haven't done this for a while !! Good Luck !

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SOURCE: My 1008 bernina sounds like it is straining to

Your machine needs to be serviced. Take it to an authorized Bernina service person.

Posted on Feb 20, 2010

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