Question about Bernina Sewing Machines
I first thought it was old needle. Replaced the needle. Happened again. Thought is was the fabric so switched to light fabric. Happened again. Took apart - cleaned and oiled bobbin area. Still not fixed. You can feel the needle sticking just while turning hand wheel. Turning handwheel only and with no fabric you can hear the needle clicking against bobbin case. Help??? Service seems very pricey!
Service is a good thing: 1) if it fixes your problem, 2) if it prevents a more expensive repair rather than allowing the problem to continue, and 3) if the general checkup helps keep your machine running longer. You spent a lot of money for your fine Bernina, so spending a $100 every once in awhile pays off...compare it to buying a new car and never changing the oil. Sounds like your machine is out of time and needs service, but you can also get it cleaned, oiled, and adjusted at the same time.
Posted on Jul 30, 2017
Sounds like it needs to be serviced. Needle should NOT be hitting the bobbin case.
Since you don't want to have it serviced, you might check to make sure the bobbin case is inserted correctly and that the bobbin rotates clockwise as you are looking directly at it in the case. Also, is you needle compatible with the fabric?
Posted on Jul 30, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Thread getting caught underneath
you need to replace your shukle that holds the tread bobbing below.it is either slack or broken . if it is slack then you tighten the little screw that holds a cover that gives the thread tension .if its broken then replace it.once the thread is slack below it will cause your thread to bundle up.
Posted on Mar 19, 2007
It's a Singer 5830C -- schooling machine. It's crappy. I'm guessing that a new machine is my best option. For the time being, I'm using my mother-in-law's old metal Nelco.
Posted on Jul 26, 2008
there are a couple of things that come to mind.
Bobbin: wound with uneven tension. Try taking the bobbin, rewind that thread onto another bobbin and wind slowly. make sure the thread feeds onto the new bobbin evenly.
upper thread: catching on something or not flowing off the spool easily.
you're doing well, sounds like you consulted the manual and used your noggin, hang in there and let me know if this doesn't help. we can troubleshoot some more!
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
SOURCE: my kenmore is about 30yrs
Sounds like the timing adjustment of the bobbin case has been upset. Have that checked, it involves an adjustment on the gear that drives the bobbin case.
Posted on Feb 25, 2011
it's possible that the bobbin case did not get inserted correctly
or it's also possible that the bobbin case needs to be replaced, I've had to replace the bobbin case on one machine.
Posted on May 30, 2012
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