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Needs oiling and cleaning. Use good quality sewing machine oil, NOT 3-in-1, WD-40, or cooking oil.

Posted on Jun 08, 2015

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SOURCE: how do i oil my bernina 801?

Please do not oil anything with WD40, it is an alcohol based cleaner hense why it's flammable. No where on the container will it say anything about lubricating, it will merely dry out your machine. We use it, but only to clean metal parts... we then clean it off and let it evaporate for a day before applying oil.

There are two key points I suggest customers can do themselves to help lengthen the life of their machine. One is your hook and the other is the needle bar...
Hook - Open your bobbin door, removee the bobbin case/bobbin. On the upper left corner there is a small latch, push in the latch and your shuttle race ring will fall down forward. You can now remove your stainless steel hook. You need to keep this hook clean and the lip it fits back into clean and void of lint and debris. On the back of this hook or the "lip" that the hook fits back into apply a small amount of hook/sewing machine oil.
Needle Bar - Open up your head cover, the needle and needle bar clamp is attached to a long stainless steel rod that travels vertically inside your head. All sewing machines have a needle bar that looks like this. This bar travels thru two brackets attached to the frame of the machine. Rotate your handwheel and clean the needle bar well of debris. Rotate the handwheel so that the needlebar is in it's highest point and apply a small amount of oil to the upper and lower bracket of the frame, rotate the handwheel so the needlebar slides back down and therefore lubricating it and the inside of the brackets.
Hook oil or sewing machine oil is relatively inexpensive from all quilt, sewing machine, repair shops. Be sure to take your machine in a minimum of every three years for proper cleaning and lubricating of all the other parts (This is of course for average home sewing machine use 8hours a week)

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: I have bernina sport 801 machine and need to know

You can oil any two metal parts that move togeather or through each other. Do not oil bearings and do not oil gears. Do not use 3 in 1 oil or WD-40. Use regular sewing machine oil.
801's were made from 1979 - 1982. The way Bernina dated these on the machine is by the serial number. Your number would probably start with a 0 or a 1. 1970 is a 0, 1971 is 01, 1980 is 1, 1981 is 11, 1990 is 2, 1991 is 21 etc. etc.
Rick

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a bernina sport 801 and the fabri feeder

There is a small knob on the lower part of the main body under the stitch length lever. This controls the feed dog up or down. Make sure that it turns easily and fully to both positions. If it does and your problem persists, the feed dog height adjusting point is probably loose. A knowledgeable repair person needs to look at it. It is not a difficult repair, but several approaches need to be taken.

Posted on Jan 09, 2010

SOURCE: My Bernina sport 801 is

clean under the needle plate
clean the bobbin area for loose threads or lint

if this doesn't make the noise stop then it may need to be serviced

Posted on Aug 03, 2011

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clean the bobbin area for loose threads or lint

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I have a bernina sport 801 and the fabri feeder


There is a small knob on the lower part of the main body under the stitch length lever. This controls the feed dog up or down. Make sure that it turns easily and fully to both positions. If it does and your problem persists, the feed dog height adjusting point is probably loose. A knowledgeable repair person needs to look at it. It is not a difficult repair, but several approaches need to be taken.

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I have bernina sport 801 machine and need to know


You can oil any two metal parts that move togeather or through each other. Do not oil bearings and do not oil gears. Do not use 3 in 1 oil or WD-40. Use regular sewing machine oil.
801's were made from 1979 - 1982. The way Bernina dated these on the machine is by the serial number. Your number would probably start with a 0 or a 1. 1970 is a 0, 1971 is 01, 1980 is 1, 1981 is 11, 1990 is 2, 1991 is 21 etc. etc.
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