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Bernina 540-2 favorit motor drive belt

I am based in Johannesburg South Africa. I am looking for a drive belt for a bernina 540-2 favorit.

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SOURCE: We are from South Africa and moved to Canada what do we need to change the volts and hz to use our Bernina Bernette embraudery machine?

probably nothing as they make the machine for the country's utility power supplies
you will have to go to places like JAYCAR to get a step down transformer or go to an electrical retailer to get an inverter to do what you want
go to a sewing machine repair shop and discuss the problem

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We are from South Africa and moved to Canada what do we need to change the volts and hz to use our Bernina Bernette embraudery machine?


probably nothing as they make the machine for the country's utility power supplies
you will have to go to places like JAYCAR to get a step down transformer or go to an electrical retailer to get an inverter to do what you want
go to a sewing machine repair shop and discuss the problem

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Where can i get the frames for this machine im in cape town south africa


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I inhereted a bernina ferreit in cabinet need instruction manual


I believe you probably have a Bernina Favorit. A Favorit is an early mechanical Bernina sewing machine and, to Bernina vintage lovers, is a keeper. Favorits are the flat-bed version, not the free-arm version, but is a wonderful machine nonetheless. If you search the internet using:

Brand +
Model +
the word "Manual"

(ie Bernina 640 Manual)

you might have some luck finding a manual.

Or, you can join the Yahoo BerninaThirtySomethings group
Yahoo Groups, where older manuals are available in the Files section. In addition, you will have access to a wonderful resource of Bernina users/lovers including conversations on using, maintaining, repairing, and assorted other advice about your older Bernina.

The first thing you should probably do is pick up a good quality sewing machine oil (Bernina oil for CB Hook is recommended--however, never use 3-in-1, WD-40, cooking oil, or the old oil can that you might find in the machine's accessory box). Consult the owner's manual in the Maintenance section to clean and oil your machine. If the machine has not been used in several years, the motor may sound like it is straining to move the mechanical parts. Most likely, the old oil has dried out and is sticking things together. Do not force the motor to move things without first cleaning and oiling the machine.

Remove the top cover and swing open the cover on the left side where the lightbulb is located. Gently hand rotate the handwheel and while watching the moving metal parts, apply ONLY one-two drops of oil every place that metal rubs against metal. (Sometimes the oil ports are marked with red paint as a guide, but some machines are not marked.) Use only 1-2 drops at a time. Do NOT over-oil as too much oil can be as damaging as no oil. Gently move all the levers and dials and oil those moving parts as well. Do NOT oil the white plastic gears, the belt, or the large round metal cams (which your machine may or may not have). Then, tilt your machine back and remove the bobbin & bobbincase and with a soft brush, remove any lint, dust. Then while hand-rotating the handwheel and moving the levers and knobs, apply oil to the moving parts under the machine. The feed dogs are usually a problem so be sure to test the feed dog knob. If anything seems to be sticky, resistant to movement, you can also direct hot air from a handheld hairdryer into the interior mechanism to help loosen things. Be sure to place a drop of oil on the bobbin hook in the bobbin area (the manual should show this).

If there is anything that is still sticky, then a few more drops of oil and the handheld hairdryer should be employed until things are moving well again.

A Bernina is a great machine for the sewing enthusiast, but only if it is maintained and cared for regularly. Cleaning and oiling should be performed approximately every 8-12 hours of constant sewing, or every time a bobbin is emptied, or at least every six months if not in frequent use.

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top tensioner needs looking at, could simply need more tension on upper thread

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sewing machine parts We are based in CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA.
In South Africa machines can be delivered within 72 hours for as little as R200.

Overseas customers have the choice of air freight which delivers within 10 working days or by Ship within 3 months.

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Get your local technician to adjust needle/hook timing.

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having the same problem have contacted Bernina - the 180 came out before PCMCIA cards were invented - there is no solution - the 180 can only read bought cards with the designs already embedded and locked liz south africa

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