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Bernina 830, worked fine until today... think it

Bernina 830, worked fine until today... think it may be the foot pedal, push on it and nothing happens, push again and maybe it goes. When it goes, the speed is uncontrolable and it stops on it's own.

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  • gorgegirl1 Jun 26, 2009

    Don't know yet if it solved my problem but I imagine that it will. Your suggestion sounds exactly correct, will give it a shot and if not workable here will contact Bernina place here in town.

    Thank You!

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    beachstone Jan 15, 2013

    I have the same problem. If you come up with a solution that doesnt cost over $200 let me know!

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There is a board inside the foot pedal that goes out sometimes you can check this by flipping the foot pedal upside down and at the top right there is a small hole where you can adjust the speed with a flat head screwdriver but be gentle it breaks easy, if its out you can take it to a bernina dealer and they might have a reapired one or they can send yours off for repair since that part is repair only

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I've just fixed this problem by replacing the main capacitor in the foot pedal. I have a Bernina 830. I needed a soldering iron, and I had to buy the right capacitor, but it fixed this exact problem. Btw, a few months ago this problem initially appeared (on my machine) as an issue where the speed was either zero, or full speed). After a white it wouldn't work at all.

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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.
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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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