Question about Bernina Sewing Machines
Bernina needle off-center I have an older Bernina 1000 and the needle is off-center. When facing towards the machine the central needle position is farther to the right than it should be. If the needle is repositioned to the extreme right, it will then strike the plate. The needle positioning knob seems slightly off too. In the center position it seems to be stopping a slight bit more to the counter-clockwise position than it should be. There seems to be a little odd "springiness" to the dial when it is put to the extreme right. The left position seems to lock the dial in place relatively normally-or a least it seems that way. I'm not working these days, so I would appreciate any suggestions that would help me repair this myself rather than going to the shop. Thank you for your help! Jen
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
there will be a adjustment in that you should select the stiching
mode and in that give the straight mode the problem will be solved
Posted on Jun 05, 2008
Rose, most likely your machine is gummed up and needs oiling. A product called Tri-Flow is best. It can be purchased at most any hardware store. Or just use normal sewing machine oil. Open the top and put a fair amount of oil down behind the knobs and let it soak in. As it soaks just wiggle the knobs or turn them little by little back and forth until they free up. Don't force anything as something will break.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
SOURCE: Bernina 1630
I have a Bernina Virtuosa so not the same machine - but this may help. There is an icon on the front of the machine - it is a needlepoint pointing at a dot in an oval - there are arrow buttons on either side. These move the needle left or right of center and it shows on LED screen. I checked mine just now and if you turn machine off and on it resets to center automatically. Hope this helps - Happy Sewing!!
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
SOURCE: the needle hits the bottom
Actually, first make sure you have the needle in properly... take it out, then replace it taking special care to hold it straight up and down. If that doesn't work, then the screws on your plate may be loose or one is missing, so manually shift the plate back to where it needs to be and tighten screws.
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
That sounds like it's definitely an internal adjustment. The machine will need to be opened up and the left/right adjustment taken care of. Is this machine one that you can open the top easily, or is it the type that has the front and rear shell?
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
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