Question about Sewing Machines
Make sure your bobbin case is in correctly. If not, the thread won't loop around for the top thread to pick it up.
Posted on Jul 31, 2013
First thing to do is fit a BRAND NEW needle - ensure it is the correct type AND that it has been fitted facing the correct direction. Next recheck thread path - use a QUALITY thread (not a cheapie). Esure that the bobbin has been wound on tightly (should not feel spongy when pressed with your nail) and that the bobbin has been inserted correctly into the bobbin case (can go two ways, but the thread will not be feeding correctly unless the bobbin is in the correct way. Still not picking up? .... remove the shuttle hook from the machine and check VERY carefully for ANY slight burring on the hook point, or anywhere along the edges of the hook behind the point. If there are any, they will need to be carefully removed using 400 or finer wet and dry abrasive. None of these solve the issue, then it most likely is timing or the clearance between the needle scarf and the hook - both best done by a technician as part of a routine service :)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
re insert the needle, maybe you did not put the needle up as far as it is to go. Make sure the flat side of the needle is to the back of the machine. Without any thread in the machine hand turn the wheel and look to see if the hook of your bobbin would/could catch the thread (to see if timing is right)
then thread the machine and hand turn the wheel and see what it is doing.
Your timing might be off, but I do not think that is likely. Though it is possible that when the needle fell out, it hit something hard, broke, and pushed the machine out of timing. then you need to bring it in.
Posted on May 26, 2009
SOURCE: will not pick up bobbin thread
Unusual for this machine. Check to be sure the needle is inserted with the flat side to the back of the machine. If it is, remove the needle plate, bobbin and bobbin case. Turn the hand wheel slowly toward you and see if the point of the hook is above or below the eye of the needle when the hook point is aligned behind the needle. If the eye is above the point of the hook the machine is out of time and best taken to qualified technician.
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
it needs a good service the timeing has sliped out a little, nothing more that that,,,see its not a lost cause just yet
Posted on Oct 24, 2009
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