Question about Bernina Virtuosa 150
Just aquired a vertuosa 150 , it's hardly been used and sat around for the past 6 yrs . The fly wheel will only turn under extreme force , i managed to raise the needle bar high enough to insert a needle ! , it makes a clicking noise like something is stuck !, any suggestions ?
I know a lady who had a machine and never took it out of the
box until one day she did and itching would work- The
machine had frozen up and she had to send her machine
back to the shop to be repaired- it is always good to take a machine out and run it even without thread to get the oil moving around
in it- probably once a year is fine but don't wait for several years.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The problem seems to be of the needles alignment. If you are using a half bobbin type (D type) needle, makes sure you have used the proper number & size and also fastened it well so that the flat side is firmly fixed/clasping the inner side of the needle hold. That black thing which I feel is the fly-nut that helps you tighten/clamp the needle to its hold. Then after having done that, slowly turn the wheel manually to see whether the needle is going in thru the hole in a straight line and if you can, look underneath to se if the knotter ring (the one that looks like having fangs) comes close as the neele advances inward. All these movements HAVE TO BE syncronised. Only then you will be able to stitch the fines of fabrics speedily. Also make sure oyu are not tugging on the front end of the fabric too hard as this may cause the needle to go in a diagonal manner thus causing it to snap. Take care as to NOT to be too close to the needle while at high speeds. The snapping pieces can fly right into your eyes/nose causing serious injury.
Hope that does it Nikki...
Posted on May 06, 2008
Just a thought. Is it possible that your thread is wrapping around your spool post or snagging on your thread spool?
Posted on Jun 12, 2008
There is a spring loaded catch on the needle bar assembly. It is designed to keep the needle bar from going up and down on command for basting. That way it can take fewer stitches while basting. Anyway, over time, with lint build up, use and not enough oiling, the needle bar clamp release can stick. It is located in the machine cover and hard to get at. It is located right at the point where the needle bar clamp (middle of needle bar) is. It looks pointed on top and about 3/8" tall and SHOULD be able to move front to back (as you are sitting at the machine. If you want to fix it your self, lay the machine on it's back to see up into the needle bar area, you can also see through the threading slot as well.to oil it with SEWING MACHINE oil (read not 3 n1 oil) and try to work it front to back until it breaks free and play with it until it springs back every time you push it. I hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
Take your machine in to a Bernina dealer for service. It could be you need a new foot pedal, or if could be something else.
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
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