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Bernette 46 Motor

I'm a beginner with machines and just recently got a Bernette 46. It is beautiful, but has a very strong motor, which makes sewing even a straight line a challenge. I have used other peoples' machines (different models) and when I press lightly on their presser feet, I can stitch slowly. When I press lightly on mine, it goes about 80 mph and makes it hard to stitch. I've asked around and I'm told the motor can't be adjusted since the machine isn't computerized. Is there any solution for this?

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Sounds more like a foot pedal fault rather than the motor, try another foot pedal. It sounds as if yours is faulty

Posted on Feb 19, 2014

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Insert a new needle, (flat side facing rear of machine), now totally rethread. Try this, with presser foot up, pull top thread, it should pull smoothly, now lower presser foot, the thread should barely move. This should seat the thread in the tension discs. If that doesn't work, call Singer at 1-800-4singer.

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If your screen stated"main motor blocked" then I suggest you remove the thread,both the top and the bottom.Please change the needle too.but If the problem is unsolved,kindly loosen or unscrew the casing which is in the front of the bobbin, then look/find anything that might be obstructing the bobbin. check again the thread, bobbin and needle.Also for the last thing put an oil to the parts which you think it needs it like the moving parts re-start or reboot it then leave for a whole night.
Thank you and good luck...

Posted on Jul 22, 2011

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