My bernette 65 machine is giving me a number of problems:
> the thread is getting all tangled and knotted in the bobbin area
> the thing-a-ma-gig that turns around with the bobbin in it misses its timing every now and again and the needle hits a solid part in stead of a part where there is a gap, causing the needle to break and me to swear
> on top of this my darling better half (whom I love dearly) has decided to take the little hook bit apart where it seemed the thread was snagging and now we cant remember how it fits back together
Anybody got some advice or a workshop manual (for the bernette, not my spouse)? Thanks :-)
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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.
try a new needle--one that is for the fabric being sewed then try to adjust the top thread tension again, if the stitches remain loose and the tension won't adjust then the tension knob needs to be checked to see if there is something wrong with it. also check to make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case, if the bobbin is not turned the right way in the bobbin case the sewing machine will not stitch correctly.
try changing the needle --make sure the needle is the right one for the fabric being sewed try a different thread make sure the bobbin is not over filled make sure the bobbin is turned the right way in the bobbin case make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever
Grasp the threads and hold them down when you start your seam. If it still happens make sure your thread is seated into your upper tension mechanisms. If that still isn't solving your problem... CLEAN between the tension discs with some sturdy fabric folded in half. (wax build up from threads can cause issues)
I have a Bernette Deco 600 which was doing the same thing. While it was running it would jam and give this code. If you take the cover off of the end of the top of the machine on my machine there was a rod the needle was connected to. There were two cams attached to this rod, one of the cams was slipping which threw the machine into a jam. Once I pushed the cams together and tightened down the set screw it worked great. Good luck