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Bernina 200E stops stitching now won't turn on.

My Bernina 200 e would stop stitching in the middle of a seam. I could get it going by turning it off & on again but now it will not start at all. I had it professionally serviced in the USA but now I live in Singapore. I understand it's dual voltage but could never find how to switch the voltage myself even after reading manual every chapter. Any advice? Thanks.

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Firstly, dont flood it with oil - it will end up making a mess for you!
What I'm going to tell you is basic, but work thru it.
1. take out the bobbin case and swing the two latcjes to the side so you can remove the hook. Inspect the point VERY closely. should be sharp and absolutely smooth. ANY burr or nick MUST be removed. (have you broken a needle recently??)
2. Lay the mahine on its back, refit the hook and lock into place. Put in a BRAND NEW needle With the bobbin case still removed and the machine turned ON and in MAXIMUM Zig Zag width, turn the hand wheel in the direction it normally rotates - towards you. When the needle swings to the Left and is on its wasy UP, the hook point must pass behind the needle a little before the eye of the needle reaches the arc that the hook point travels thru. Same on the Right swing. If it does, GOOD.
3. Wind an empty bobbin with GOOD QUALITY THREAD. It should wind on reasonably even and TIGHT. When you push your fingernail into the thread it must NOT be spungy. Insert bobbin into bobbin case (IN THE CORRECT DIRECTION). Hold the tail of the thread and allow bobbin case to dangle, it should not drop down until you give the thread a little jerk. It should drop a little then stop. Insert bobbin case into machine, thread top of machine CORRECTLY. Set top tention to normal, test sew.
Let me know how this goes.

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SOURCE: Bernina Artista 200E

turn off the machine, push in the ctr or ctl button and hold while machine powers on yellow screen will come on touch the one that has the clock

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SOURCE: Bernina 830

Pop the top open. (push up on each end with thumbs). With the top off and you watch the mechanism as you move the stitch selector up and down you will notice this moves between a forked shaped part on the right side in back that is supposed to click in place back and forth. Its very common for this to be gummed
up. Oil it and keep moving it back and forth and oil it again. It will
start clicking in and you will be in business.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Bernina 440 stops stitching

see your local dealer and tell them you have a bad power board. or l-print. this is a known issue and bernina is covering it under there 5 year warranty. the 5 volt output is faulty on some some models

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SOURCE: I just bought a cs6000i sewing machine from USA. I live in Singapore. Why is there smoke coming out of my new sewing machine? Is there a problem with the voltage?

Yes 110v in USA not 220v which is what you have put is fried

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