Question about Bernina Artista 180

1 Answer

Bernina 200 e freezing

After storing my bernina in my home for about a year, I got it out of its case and it freezes up.  Sometimes it will turn on properly and am able to make a few stitches then it will just freeze up.  Sometimes I can turn it on and it will not even make it to the ready to sew before freezing up.  What to do?

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2007

    I have the same problem. But I use my machine off and on a few times a week, so it hasn't been out of use totally

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    Bernina 200E will not start up. It quite during a quilt and will not start up again. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2008

    My Bernina Artista 180 works well only without the embroidery module, but when I connect it, I can't embroidery because the machine stops

  • maggiel Apr 01, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 200E, My machine hasn,t been used much lately but just this week is freezes up after about 2 minutes use.



1 Answer

I took my artista 200e to my local bernina dealer and my machine needed to be upgraded - it hadn't had a software upgrade since new. I got it back today ad it's now working fine

Posted on May 14, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Bernina 1230 - ZigZag stich is intermittent - sometimes it will only stitch on one side instead of switching back and forth???

Make sure to install a brand new needle. Sometimes a damaged needle will not connect on a zig-zag stitch.

I have a 930 Record that has to be oiled frequently. Don't know if that's the case for your 1230. Some of the mechanisms hang up on the 930 if not lubed at least once a year. I use liquid Tri-Flow Synthetic Lube, avlb at the hardware store or bike shop.


Nov 19, 2017 | Bernina Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Bernina machine starts sewing anfmten stops or doesn't start at all.

Be sure that you regularly clean and oil your Bernina. If not oiled regularly, the old oil turns to varnish and actually freezes the parts. Some people believe something is wrong with the motor or foot control, when really it just needs some TLC to keep it running smoothly.

May be one of several issues--depends on the model Bernina. Could be a problem with the foot control. I had to replace a carbon brush in the foot control of my 930. (A new foot control could cost over $160!)

Repair Bernina Type 290 Foot Control Pedal
Sewing Foot Control Replacement

Or some machines (mostly older models, ie 830 Records) have carbon brushes on the motor that wear with age. Once they've worn down, they no longer make constant contact giving you the "intermittent" issue. I've replaced carbon brushes on some older Berninas--usually found somewhere around the motor (look for a screw or knob on the motor). You can buy replacements a lot of places. I've purchased them on eBay.

Sewng machine motor housing

How to fix replace Bernina Record 830 sewing machine motor capacitor...

Where are the carbon brushes located on Bernina sewing machine located It...

Carbon Brush Bernina 324250080 (make sure it will fit your model);wap2


Oct 01, 2016 | Bernina Sewing Machines

2 Answers

Need Bernina Artista 200 manual ASAP

You can download a manual from the Bernina web site.

BERNINA Support Machine and Accessories Finders and Software Support...

Then go to "Search Support Info for Bernina Models"

BERNINA artista 200 Support BERNINA


Jul 13, 2016 | Bernina Sewing Machines

2 Answers

I have a bernina 801 sewing machine. I am unable to dis engage the wheel to reload the bobbin, it will not turn

Have you ever lubricated it? Sewing machines must be periodically cleaned and lubricated or they will get stuck and freeze up

Nov 20, 2014 | Bernina Sewing Machines

1 Answer

200E freezes up

A 200e that locks up usually need a memory and a firmware upgrade. The original 200's only have 32mb of internal memory. The upgraded mini print board that is used in the 730 has 64mb of memory. This 64mb board was used in the 200 as a upgrade and this stopped the lock up problem. Also over the years Bernina has improved the firmware and this also cures the lock up problem. The latest and probably last firmware version for the 200e is version 5, also called the cutwork version. The easiest thing for you to do would be to take your 200 to a dealer and have them install a 64mb mini print board and also upgrade your machines firmware to the latest version 5. Also if you have loaded embroidery designs in your machine, remove them as they use up the machines memory. When you get too many designs loaded even if you have a 64 MB board in your machine you can still have lockup problems.

May 28, 2014 | Bernina Artista 180

1 Answer

Touch screen not working on new Bernina 560

Sometimes the touch screens can get accidentally re-calibrated incorrectly, and then will not work. It could also be a electrical defect, though this is rare with BERNINA products. I would recommend taking your machine back to the store that you bought it from to have it repaired. BERNINA machines come with a 5 year electronics warranty in the United States, so if it does happen to be an electrical defect, as long as your registered your warranty, this should be covered. If it is anything else, a BERNINA dealer should be able to re-calibrate or repair it fairly easily.

You can find a nearby BERNINA dealer at the attached link.
Find Dealer easily find your nearest BERNINA dealer BERNINA

May 08, 2014 | Bernina Sewing Machines

1 Answer

My Bernina Artista 200 freezes up after working for an hour and won't move? the tech changes out the most expensive card $450!! and still same problem.

I hope you did not pay for it ! IAs a Techie, it is our responsibility to correctly diagnose. If he wasn't sure, it should have been sent to Bernina where it would be fixed!

Oct 07, 2013 | Bernina Artista 180

2 Answers

After about three minutes, the machine freezes. The power stays on but it will not run.

Sounds like the machine needs oiling. Get the proper oil from a sewing shop (not a department store) and put a drop of oil on every metal-on-metal moving part you can find.

Jan 15, 2011 | Bernina Sewing Machines

3 Answers

Bernina 200 e freezing

Ask them to replace the I/O print and make sure its upgraded to the latest firmware, also have them check or replace the motor depending on when you bought your machine these could be under warranty.

Jun 18, 2009 | Bernina Artista 180

2 Answers

Bernina 740 favorit timing

boscados 740 840 940 742

Jan 12, 2009 | Bernina Activa 130

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sewing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

829 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Bernina Sewing Machines Experts

Tally Girl
Tally Girl

Level 3 Expert

1133 Answers


Level 1 Expert

26 Answers

Chris Wetmore

Level 2 Expert

185 Answers

Are you a Bernina Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides