Question about Bernina Artista 180
My Bernina 930 has stopped zig zag. I don't use it that often, but when I do I make sure to clean it and oil it. I was sewing on fleece when I noticed the needle would just "float" from side to side when the stitch width was adjusted to anything except straight. I finished the project then looked more closely at my machine. The Stitch width knob now doesn't work at all. I was able to move the button hole maker to the first detnent, but now that won't budge, either. Thank you for your help. I'm a little hesitant to take it to the local Bernina dealer as it just feels like they only want to sell me a new machine.
You will need to remove the top cover. 2 screws one of which is under the bobbinwinder lid. They only turn a half turn to release. After opening the top cover and if you watch what goes on inside from the top, move the top change lever you will see part of it goes through a fork or U-shape part. This part is probably stuck and needs some oil. After oiling and working it back and forth a bunch eventually it will start snapping into the notches its supposed to. I beleive then you will have your zigzag back.
Either that or you have the stitch width set on zero.
Hope I helped.
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
You probably need to take it in to the shop, the needle position knob is bound up. It's worth spending the money, this is a good machine. You can try to soak everything with penetrating oil over night and carefully try to move the knob, you may be lucky and it will free up.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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