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Bernina activa 220

Turns on, lights up, but doesn't run with foot pedal. Used another foot pedal, and same thing, so I don't think that is the problem.

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    wendy base Oct 11, 2013

    thanks for the ideas, it ended up being a wire that needed to be soldered in the back. good thing I have a handy hubby :)

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It could be the plug in on the machine that that needs to be checked

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Hi , the pedal micro switch are stuck , you may visit fixya repair service just , (enter zip area), you can find sewing machine repairman near you

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If you can get acess to or borrow another foot pedal to try I would do this first any of the Activa, Artista range fit to try. The fault may not be in the foot pedal but in the main CB of the machine. This can give a fualt of lights on but no motor drive. In this case the board would need replacing by a technician. Hope this may help.

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Use a magnifying glass to see if the little hook in the needle threader is bent so that it is not going through the eye of the needle. You might be able to gently bend it back with tweezers.

Make sure that your needle is in the upper most position when you try and the presser foot is down.

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They do burn out sometimes. Just locate and purchase a replacement.

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