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Thread wound around disc of take-up lever on bernina 1008

Thread is wound around the disc of take-up lever on bernina 1008. There is so much thread wound around a disc (I think that's what it is) on the arm of the take up lever (inside the machine) that it is preventing the take-up lever to move properly. It seems to make the take-up lever be off balance. Consequently, when I turn the flywheel, the take-up lever hits on the plastic **** (on outside of machine) therefore it will not sew. I think if I could remove the top cover I can remove the thread. I can not find any screws on the top of the machine to remove the cover. There are some plastic spots that look to be where you press in and it releases something, but when I press them, nothing happens.

My question is two-fold. First, how do I remove the top cover and second, what would cause the thread to wind around the disc on the arm of the take-up lever?

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Hi, there is no top cover on this machine. First the side cover has to come off then the back cover. Under the back cover there is a rigidity plate with many screws that has to come off and then you might be able to get at the take up lever mechanism. I'm not saying you can't do this but it might just be the time to have a tech go in and service this machine completely.
The thread must have slipped out of the end of the takeup lever and wound in the mechanism. It happens.
If you feel you want to do this yourself feel free to contact me and I can walk you through getting the covers off.
Possibly you can get a tweezers or needlenose pliers in through the front slot, grasp the thread and turn the handwheel bit by bit and see if it will unwind as you pull it out.
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Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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