Question about Bernina Activa 130

1 Answer

Activia 130 Thanks for thehelp here but the machine is not sewing at all!!! i HAVE put it in the corner of my sewing machine and back to my ole Kenmore. It seems like the Kenmore is more of a better machine if you ask me. Never ever had these kind of problems with my Kenmore.

Posted by on

  • Kath713 Dec 13, 2008

    I meant to say I have put the Bernina in the corner of my sewing room! And now sewing with the Kenmore. Seems like the Kenmore is more reliable the Bernina.

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    My Activa 130 stopped sewing on me while I was working on a fleece blanket one day. I thought my kids had unplugged the cord or switched off the power switch, but no, that wasn't the problem. Took it in to my local Bernina dealer they anylyzed said it was a power suppy issue from an electrical power surge. I had never thought to purchase a power surge protector unit for my sewing machine! Has anyone else ever had this problem, if so are there any used power supplies out there for these machines? The repair estimate was between $ 400.00 and 500.00. 10 yr old Activa 130 is not worth that, in the meantime I am without a machine, help!

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 5 Answers

Is the Activa a lower end machine? It sounds like it might simply need a service. The only time I have experieneced a machine refusing to sew when was it was gummed up with old oil and seized. Check all points of electricity when the cables plug in. It might sound obvious, but I've been caught out before :)

Posted on Aug 22, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My bernina activa 130 is suddenly making very fine, tight stitches. How do I solve that?


Remove the needle plate (by pushing on right rear corner of plate) and clean out any lint build up from the feed dogs and replace plate.

Sep 22, 2016 | Bernina Activa 130

1 Answer

How do i use the sizing feature? want to go above 100% which is available on upgrade 1


https://www.facebook.com/groups/cs6000i/ Join us ans see if someone knows this answer, there are some very knowledgeable folks.

Sep 21, 2015 | Brother CS6000i Computerized Sewing...

4 Answers

My mom owns a Scandinavia 100 sewing machine Husqvarna viking. I understand finding parts for it is quite challenging, especially the right ones. I need Needles of system 130/705H. Help! Thanks...


http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=schmetz+130+705h&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=31589294077&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=17197811914288753541&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_5hzcn08ee3_b

Mar 09, 2015 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

1 Answer

I took out parts of bobbin to clean and when put them back the needle hits the metal of the bobbin case and i cant sew. it doesnt seem to be properly aligned.


Perhaps remove the bobbin case and check that you have put it back correctly. Check with the sewing machine manual to see how it is done correctly. Make sure that the top of the bobbin case is at the top of the bobbin case holder and make sure you change the needle as it will probably be dull or bent from hitting the metal of the bobbin case.

Aug 27, 2010 | Bernina Activa 130

1 Answer

General up-keep and maintenance for activia 140?


Clean, clean, clean the bobbin race area, oil the designated oiling spots (if there are any), and change the needle for each new project (or 6 hours of sewing). I'm not a Bernina user but have sold another swiss brand and in our training the need to clean and CHANGE THE NEEDLE was stressed heavily. Many users will leave the needle in place until it breaks, sewing through thick and thin, knits and wovens. And there is always going to be lint building up in the bobbin race area which will eventually "felt" up into a wad if left. Simple cleaning is lifting the needle plate, (or opening the front flap if front loading), removing the bobbin case, and brushing around the whole area carefully with a small soft bristled brush. Then oiling (with quality light machine oil), running gently for a few seconds unthreaded, then reassembling. Also wipe down the exterior of the machine with a damp cloth and clean between the tension disks by sliding a single layer of fabric into them.

Jan 27, 2009 | Bernina Activa 140

1 Answer

Elna sewing machine, the timing is out.


Hi, Purchased an elna contessa 130. could anyone advise threading procedures , as we do not have a manual with it.......problem with top tension.
Many thanks
Maureen
maureen.reinberger@gmail.com

Apr 25, 2008 | Elna 2007 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Bobbin Carriage clanking noise, yet the machine sews fine??


If your bobbin area is making a noise, then do NOT sew with the machine until a reputable technician looks at it. You may have thrown something just a little off line - not enough to affect sewing NOW, but it could easily cause troubles down the line.

I suggest you call ahead and talk directly to the repair person - not to the sales person. Ask if you can bring in the machine while he/she is in the shop so they can listen while you run it.

You aren't trying to cheat the store out of the repair charge, just ensuring that the problem is diagnosed correctly.

You paid lots of money for this machine - it deserves good care.

Dec 30, 2007 | Bernina Activa 130

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sewing Machines Logo

80 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Bernina Sewing Machines Experts

andika2000

Level 1 Expert

28 Answers

Bargain Box
Bargain Box

Level 3 Expert

1388 Answers

Harjeet Singh

Level 2 Expert

103 Answers

Are you a Bernina Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...