A few months ago, the bulb wouldn't come on, so I
When you say 'bulb' ... I assume you mean the sewing light ? The Artista 180 does not have a conventional 'bulb' for the sewing light, but a fluorescent tube that's a 'C' shap and surrounds the bottom of the head unit by the needle. This is driven by a high-voltage converter that runs off a supply on the main processor board. If the machine is working normally but there's some intermittent on/off of the fluorescent light, it could be simply that the tube's had-it, in which case its off to the service man for a new one - it comes as a complete tube and converter replacement. But before you do that. TURN THE MACHINE OFF. unscrew the hex socket that holds the head cover on and remove the head cover (the cover over the needle end). If you look at the head mechanism, looking towards the foot pressure control (i.e. the 'end' of the sewing arm) you should see a small cirucit-board just above the fluorescent tube with a fairly large 2-pin connector on the top - this slides on to the circuit board. Try giving that a careful wiggle to re-seat the connections, but PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS IS A HIGH-VOLTAGE PART AND THEREFORE DANGEROUS, so you MUST NOT touch it with the machine switched-on. Hope that helps.
Sep 07, 2011 |
Bernina Artista 180