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I have a Bernina Record 930, it was handed down from my mom and has been a great machine with one exception. Inside the machine, next to the hand wheel, is a hook that catches the teeth on the wheel and prevents it from turning all of a sudden. I'm certain it's overdue for service but I'm SO close to finishing a quilt for a baby shower in 4 days. How can I get it to work just to get the binding done until ten??

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SOURCE: hand wheel won't turn and machine won't work

  • Sewing machine has been run at a low speed for an extended period of time.
  • To prevent overheating, motor power is automatically turned off.
Turn power off and wait about 20 minutes. Safety device will reset, and machine will be ready to operate, If this by chance doesn't work, Here is a diagram of a typical sewing machine. This fuse should be in the back next to the power box or motor564d4f7.gif

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Bernina 930 won't zig zag

You will need to remove the top cover. 2 screws one of which is under the bobbinwinder lid. They only turn a half turn to release. After opening the top cover and if you watch what goes on inside from the top, move the top change lever you will see part of it goes through a fork or U-shape part. This part is probably stuck and needs some oil. After oiling and working it back and forth a bunch eventually it will start snapping into the notches its supposed to. I beleive then you will have your zigzag back.
Either that or you have the stitch width set on zero.
Hope I helped.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Bobbit thread on my Singer Stylist 457 will not catch

Pull the slide plate open and watch the hook (the rotating part under the bobbin case). It should move around with no hitch.

If it does not turn, it has a broken gear. The model 457 has a vertical shaft gear that breaks and it's easy to replace.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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You might be in "Stopmatic" mode. Check if your pressure lifter bar is in the upper most position, if it is the machine is disengage and you are set to wind your bobbin. Lower it to the 3 o-clock position this will engage the machine and the needle will operate.

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Heat the wheel with a hair dryer to loosen. If this does not help, you will need to visit an authorized Bernina dealer.

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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Bernina 930 Record presser foot lever won't move. On the inside you can see the shaft going up and down but nothing happens to the presser foot. It is currently in the up position but won't go down.


I suspect the machine has seized due to lack of regular oiling. The old oil turns to varnish and acts like glue preventing the parts from moving freely.

CAUTION: your 930 has a basting stitch that will tend to lock up if it is accidentally oiled (or if it hasn't been used for a long time). AVOID applying oil to the middle of the take-up bar (right next to the basting stitch dial behind the case)! A frozen basting stitch is evident when the needle is at its highest point and will not descend.

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My bernina 930 speed has basically came to zero. the wheel is turning but the needle is moving very slow and even stops moving even when the wheel is turning. what could be the problem?


Um, how long since the last clean and oil? Sounds like the machine has seized due to old dry oil preventing things from moving. Avoid using the machine until the problem is addressed or the motor may be damaged. (Do this and you will be surprised at how nicely your 930 will run!)

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I am looking for a bernina 930 service manual. I dropped the feed dogs and they will not come back up.


Most likely they have seized due to lack of regular oiling. I have used the following method on several older seized Berninas with great success. Just be sure to NOT get any oil near the 930 basting stitch mechanism (about the middle of the needle bar) or it will most likely lock the machine.

Wheel on right side that controls the needle up and down is very tight...

This is a diagram for the Bernina 830 Record, but it will give you a good idea of what & where to look for oil ports.

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How to find a hand wheel replacement for a Bernina 930 record


try yellow pages or inter net under sewing mech repairs

Apr 18, 2015 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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Can I sew a Blanket stitch with my Bernina 930 Record machine?


Once upon a time, a blanket stitch used to be a long wide zigzag stitch. If you are referring to an electronic stitch version that would look like the inverse of a blind-hem stitch, then no, this is not possible on the 930 record machine.
What is nowadays called a blanket stitch used for quilting applications requires the machine to stop feeding during the stitching cycle to allow for the single stitch to the left and then back again. An electronic step motor machine, common to all newer Bernina machines can do this and or similar functions. That being said, don't be thinking about getting rid of your 930. Better to get one of the newer units for occasional blanket stitching and keep the Swiss made 930. The Bernina 930 is a lifetime machine. Computers machines are not lifetime class machines by virtue of being computers. Electronics are short lived.
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What is the difference between a bernina record 930 and just a bernina 930


At the present time, Bernina 930 Record and Bernina 930 are the same machine. Although, technically the name is Bernina 930 Record, referring to the mostly mechanical sewing machine produced in the 1980's. They are very coveted machines and one of the more popular models.

However, Bernina has, in the past few years, begun producing computerized machines and labeling them with the same numbers of older mechanical machines (makes things very confusing), ie Bernina 830 Record vs Bernina 830 computerized model. At this point in time, Bernina has not yet produced a computerized 930.

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My mother left me her Bernia (record/electronic) sewing machine, but there is no manuel. Does anyone know where I can get the manual for it?


Hi, well you must have been your moms favorite. I'm guessing the Bernina she left you was an Bernina 830 since I think this was the only electronic Record unless the 930 was also a Record electronic.
You have a wonderfull machine. You can find the manual you want here at Berninausa.com ... http://www.berninausa.com/news_detail-n486-i2238-sUS.html . Look for the model number on your machine and click on it. You can download the manual there for free.
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Rick

Oct 29, 2009 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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