Question about Sewing Machines
Just need to know how to remove the top section of a Bernina 817 sewing machine. At first it looks like it just clips on. but there is some real resistance coming from the center. I don't want to force it in case i brake it
Any help would be great
Open the face plate (the hinged door where the light bulb lives). Near the top and back, near the upper hinge, is a round, grooved button. Push the button and the top cover is released. It's in the manual, but the picture isn't clear, or something has changed. You can get a free manual by searching for bernina 817 manual pdf.
Posted on Jul 09, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If your bobbin area is making a noise, then do NOT sew with the machine until a reputable technician looks at it. You may have thrown something just a little off line - not enough to affect sewing NOW, but it could easily cause troubles down the line.
I suggest you call ahead and talk directly to the repair person - not to the sales person. Ask if you can bring in the machine while he/she is in the shop so they can listen while you run it.
You aren't trying to cheat the store out of the repair charge, just ensuring that the problem is diagnosed correctly.
You paid lots of money for this machine - it deserves good care.
Posted on Dec 30, 2007
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Possibly thread got caught up where you can't see it either behind the hook or behind the handwheel. Not knowing what model machine you have your just getting generic answers here.
You will have to remove a cover and/or the handwheel to see. Its the only way it could be jamming up unless a gear broke
Posted on Jul 31, 2008
First make sure that you are using a new needle in the proper size. A needle with burrs on it will cause the bird's nest problem. Also, is the thread you are using old? My repair guy told me to keep my filled bobbins in the freezer to maintain their humidity, and that has made a world of difference in my stitching. Finally, how long has it been since you had the machine cleaned and serviced, and was it by an authorized Bernina repair shop? Bernina machines have special screws that only Bernina authorized repair people have - I discovered that when I took my machine in to someone who was not authorized only to have the timing go off in a matter of weeks. The authorized repair guy found clumps of thread that had been air blasted into the inner works of the machine and those clumps were getting caught up in the new stitching and causing the same problems you described. Good luck!
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
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.
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
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