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I have a Bernina Bernette 82e. I just added thread to the bobbin, put it back in place and now the machine is not picking up the bobbin thread. The bobbin thread doesn't look like it is moving at

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  • Amiko Dec 23, 2012

    Solved - It was a timing problem. Had to take it in to get fixed.



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SOURCE: will not pick up bobbin thread

Unusual for this machine. Check to be sure the needle is inserted with the flat side to the back of the machine. If it is, remove the needle plate, bobbin and bobbin case. Turn the hand wheel slowly toward you and see if the point of the hook is above or below the eye of the needle when the hook point is aligned behind the needle. If the eye is above the point of the hook the machine is out of time and best taken to qualified technician.

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Top thread won't pick up the bobbin thread

re insert the needle, maybe you did not put the needle up as far as it is to go. Make sure the flat side of the needle is to the back of the machine. Without any thread in the machine hand turn the wheel and look to see if the hook of your bobbin would/could catch the thread (to see if timing is right)
then thread the machine and hand turn the wheel and see what it is doing.
Your timing might be off, but I do not think that is likely. Though it is possible that when the needle fell out, it hit something hard, broke, and pushed the machine out of timing. then you need to bring it in.

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When I press the pedal the string get tangled and I also have problems with the bobbin thread not being picked up! Please help! Thanks margaret

thread the machine correctly( follow the operators manual)
wind the bobbin properly and when placing the bobbin in the bobbin carrier pull the thread down the small slot and under the spring plate
thread for the needle always comes in from the left (The side of the groove in the needle ) and out the cut away side
pull a long piece of thread for the needle out and hold it while you turn the machine over
after 1 or 2 revolutions the needle thread will bring up the bobbin thread and you then pull both threads out a bit
if you don't have a user/operators manual there are 2 options
one is to go google and type in --user manual for bernina bernette model 65 sewing machine and down load the pdf version
the other option is to visit manchester shops ( cloth and fabric shops ) and talk with the sales people as may of these places have a sewing circle of people who will be only to willing to help you.

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How to insert bobbin in a bernette 680 sewing machine?

Try going to this link and download the manual for either the Bernette 410 or 715 and look at the directions for threading and inserting the bobbin:

Bernina may not have a manual for your particular model, but these models may be close enough that you can still use the directions for your machine.

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Why won't my Bernette 65 pick up the bobbin thread

Try changing the needle

Try rethreading the machine top and bobbin

Make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way In the bobbin case

It's possible that the machine needs to be checked for a timing problem

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Have bernina 82e Not forming a sticth cleaned under presser foot under and around the hook and race, behind the face plate, put in a new needle, change thread, rethreaded

If you have done all that and double checked then you may need to retime the machine unless you are sewing on stretchy fabric or nylon in which case you need a special needle

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Im trying to put back my bobbin in a bernette 60 for bernina

The bobbin you just thread in the bobbin case and pop it back in with the tail pointing up. Now if you are talking about the hook and race cover I'll go over that aswell. The hook is the 1/2moon shaped part, put that in first, it goes opposite of the other 1/2 moon part already in there. Next put the round part over it(race cover). It goes on with the to demples to the inside and the flat part up. Then flit the tabs on the left and right over the race cover. Hope this helps

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try this
first make sure the needle is not damaged
make sure there is a 3-5 inch tail for the bobbin thread
make sure there is a 3-5 inch tail for the top thread & hold the top thread tail with your fingers (away from the needle) now with your other hand use the handwheel on the right side of the machine to slowly lower the needle down to the bobbin area & see if it will pick up the bobbin thread

Sep 25, 2010 | Bernina BERNETTE 65 Mechanical Sewing...

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Machine is threaded but the needle will not pick up the bobbin thread. How do I fix on my bernina 65 machine?

Make sure the needle is not bent and is threaded from the front to the back.

The needle should be installed with the flat side of the needle shaft facing the back of the sewing machine.

Lower & raise the threaded needle, holding onto the end of the thread.

Then begin to sew.

If this does not help, then it may be the timing needs to be adjusted and this has to be done by a Bernina repair tech.

Apr 20, 2010 | Bernina Bernette 75

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Bernette 82e model will not feed bottom thread

Possibly you have the bobbin back in upside down and its turning the wrong way. Happens all the time. If you mean it will not pick up the bottom thread then maybe the needle is in backwards or the machine is out of time. I doubt you will have to replace a part but if it does or you need to have the timing adjusted you will have to maybe look at the Yellow Pages or here online and find the nearest sewing machine repair or dealership and have them look at it.
Good luck

Jan 02, 2009 | Bernina Bernette 75

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