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Bernina artista it is skipping stitches on the straight stitch

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Probably needs a new needle, a bigger needle, a needle right way around and fully up in the clamp. Or the bobbin is in wrong way around. Way, way down on the index of suspicion is a machine that's out of time.

Posted on May 25, 2014


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When was the last time your machine had a routine cleaning and adjustment? It sounds as though you've got "play" in the mechanism that needs to be tightened by a sewing machine mechanic.

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Hi, I am a Bernina tech and can tell you what the problem is. The problem is that the spring on your BSR is weak. Bernina has an upgrade to adding a heavier spring that solves this problem. The older lighter springs on the BSR is shiny. The newer heavier updated spring is dark. Ask your dealer/tech to change this spring to a new one or give you a newer updated BSR. Also be sure they updated the BSR to the latest firmware.

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My bernina sewing machine won't do zig zag stitch on one side. when i sew only one half of the sitch works.

Sounds like its skipping stitches. The very first thing to do is put in a new needle. A dull needle will cause this for sure.
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