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I have just recently had this machine serviced and I oil and clean it regularly but it continually skips the bobbin stitch - the top thread does not always pick up the bobbin thread.

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Did you mention this specifically to the repairer? Could be a number of things ..... needle, timing, needle clearance to the hook, burred hook...... all of which should have ben checked when it was serviced. Was there a sample (sewn out by the repairer) with the machine when you picked it up? ie to 'prove' it was working correctly.

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Glad you managed to fix it yourself, in addition to the 250kms I would guess the cost would have been a lot.

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Did you clean out the lint under the plate?

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It could be that there is a loose piece of thread, or some fluff which is obstructing the tension gauge. Try blowing around the theading area (or even run the hoover pipe near it to see if you can **** it out). I cleared mine by folding a piece of non fluffy material and rubbing gently between the tension dial and machine.

Good luck

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It looks right but its not. Try looking on the internet for threading instructions. The bobbin winds in two directions, I have never saw a Bernina but I have 2 new machines and the thread goes in and then threads back to the left. Its hard to describe. But if the bobbin isn't right it will not pick up the thread. Write to Bernina for instructions. There are websites that have the directions for free.

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Hi!

There are so many reasons due to which the thread is not picking up from the bobbin like:

The upper thread could be tangled. Remove the thread completely from the machine. The correct size spool cap should be used for the size of the thread spool. Re-thread the machine. Remove the bobbin and make sure the bobbin is threaded properly in the shuttle race. Remove any loose threads or lint in the shuttle race.

You could be holding the needle thread too tight. Hold the thread lightly to keep the end from going down into the shuttle.
The needle could be threaded incorrectly. Thread the needle eye from the front to the back.
The needle could be bent or improperly inserted. Install a new needle with the flat side of the needle facing the back.

Do rate the solution as FixYa and revert for further assistance.

Thanks
Rylee

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