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Bernette 75 only backwards

I went to use my machine the other day... and the only thing it will do is go backwards... no matter whether I have it going backwards or forwards... any ideas?

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Re: Bernette 75 only backwards

Do you mean the fabric feeds backwards?
Does the handwheel turn in the normal direction ie towards you? Has it been unused for a while? If so, sounds a lot like the reverse motion mechanism is seized - it will be located inside the free arm. Some Janome machines do this a lot. The lubricant used becomes thick/ sticky and does not allow the mechanism to work. When you operate the reverse, do the feeddogs move at all? If not, you will need to free up the mechanism - Innox is quite good for this, just spray it, leave it a few hours, then try operating the reverse.If it will not free up, it will need to be disassembled and cleaned, oiled and reassembled.

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Re: Bernette 75 only backwards

Check the motor it is deffected the brushes neeeds to be a tech.good luck

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