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When I turn on my machine, it is on stitch #1, as usual. If I don't begin sewing in a minute or two, it switches to stitch #11 and won't allow me to change to any other stitch. If I begin sewing as soon as I turn on the machine, it will stay on stitch #1 unless I stop sewing. If I stop, it changes to stitch #11 and won't allow me to change stitches, so I have to keep turning off and on my machine to get any sewing done. I can't even change the stitch length, or it goes to stitch #11. Help!

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The sewing machine needs to be checked, because it should not be change with out you changing it...

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SOURCE: bernina 1080 stitch length and needle jumping problem

you will most likely find that just adjusting the stitch length and width controls for a while will correct the problem (if the machine has been sitting idle for some time the stepper motor linkages seem to stiffen up a bit but i have good success with continual adjustment until they free-up.

also try switching machine off and on again to ensure it resets correctly.

the combination of both above fixes works 95% of the time - otherwise, as you mentioned circuit board and or stepper motor replacement may be necessary (however if both length and width are playing up it is unlikely to be an electrical fault).

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SOURCE: my sewing machine was working fine until I changed

So is the stitch length now back on 2.5 for a normal straight stitch?

Or have you perhaps put it into a buttonhole sequence or something where it is sewing in the same spot.

Or have the feed dogs been disengaged accidentally, this would also mean no forward motion during stitching. Can you run it slowly, no thread, no presser foot and see if the feed dogs are going through their normal up and backwards movement to check this?

Have you got the manual to trouble shoot and find how to renegage the feed dogs if this is the cause. Sometimes it is a slide mechanicsm on the free arm or at the back of the main sewing area.

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Depends upon the model ... what model of Bernina are you having problems with ?

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have you tried changing the needle

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After that reboot the machine and used it....first try is persisted but when you used it continuously for at least 10 minutes your machine is OK...

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