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Bernina foot controller broken - Bernina Sewing Machines

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You really need to say more about what is broken. Does any part of it work? Which machine is it for?

Posted on Feb 03, 2015

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SOURCE: Old model Bernina 830, running ok, then kept

There is a thing called a suppressor which is normally located in the foot control which has fused, you need to open the foot control and you should see a a small thing that looks liuke a fuse connected to the two terminals which you need to take out and discard because you don't need it any more, if you don't have on in the control then it will be on the motor which means you will have to take it in for repair.

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Bernina 900 ''Electronic Power'' foot control needs repair

You will need to go a bernina dealer to by those pins the part number is 325 355 031 and each pin cost around $4.00 each

Posted on May 03, 2010

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SOURCE: Bernina 930 foot control cord

Not easily - the plug is molded-on so it's best to get a complete new cord - they're still available.

Posted on Mar 12, 2012

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SOURCE: I need a replacement foot control for bernina 900

Check out the following link he should be able to help

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1. Do you have a light (assuming that the light bulb is good)? continue to #2.
2. With the machine unthreaded, the presser foot up, and the power cable plugs fully plugged in at the motor and foot control, depress the control to the run position.
Carefully bend and wiggle the cables at the plug locations one at a time. If the motor runs, the cable wires are damaged so you will replace the cable.
3. If available, try a (known good foot control) from another Bernina 830 of that exact vintage.
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4. If the (known good foot control) still does not work, you can assume that the motor has a problem. Motors for the Bernina 830 are occasionally available on EBAY and other sources.
Note: If the motor brushes have worn out and the commutator has been damaged, the motor is also salvageable.
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Note: Always unplug the machine from the mains power when not in use as per Bernina instructions.


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