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Bernina 1008 - tension problems

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I purchased a bernina 1008 lat summer and I have am having real trouble with the tension. The bottom tension is correct - however the stitch is not stitching on the top correctly. The top thread is not going through to the bottom resulting in the thread just being looped by the bottom thread. If I do a strait stitch I can pull the top thread out by tugging at bottom. The only time the stitch goes a bit more normal is if I bring down the tension at top to 0 to1. I have fiddled with the bottom tension and have it so it falls down gentelly and stops when I cotrol it. And whatever the tension is at the bottom I still have to have the top on 0 to 1.

I sent it back to the bernina sewing shop and they could find no fault with it. When I got it back it was fine for a while - and now it has started the funny stitch again.

I am not a total novice when it comes to my bernina and I do know how to thread it correctly etc. But it must be somthing that I am doing wrong - because they (the bernina shop) could find nothing wrong with it. Or else it is broken and very tempremental and only breaks when it feels like it!

Any help will be very much appreciated as I love my sewing and it is making me very frustrated.

Thank you

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  • joanna_begin Jan 11, 2009

    I have the same problem, it worked a couple of weeks ago and then I got it out today and I can't get the tension right at all.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    When stitching the top thread breaks, cannot seen to find the problem

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Make sure the presser foot bar is UP before you thread the machine, otherwise the thread doesn't connect propertly with the tension discs. Top thread should reel-off in clockwise direction.

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