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Re-assemblying the hook-race and bobbin after cleaning

I have a Bernina 1080 and took the bobbin and hook race apart for cleaning and am not sure I have put it back together properly. Does anybody know where I can get an illustration so as I can re-assemble?
I do have the manual, but the pics are not very clear.

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SOURCE: Bobbin Carriage clanking noise, yet the machine sews fine??

If your bobbin area is making a noise, then do NOT sew with the machine until a reputable technician looks at it. You may have thrown something just a little off line - not enough to affect sewing NOW, but it could easily cause troubles down the line.

I suggest you call ahead and talk directly to the repair person - not to the sales person. Ask if you can bring in the machine while he/she is in the shop so they can listen while you run it.

You aren't trying to cheat the store out of the repair charge, just ensuring that the problem is diagnosed correctly.

You paid lots of money for this machine - it deserves good care.

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If the bobbin winder spindle is loose and flopping around in the opening in the front of the machine is has come out of the frame that it should be mounted in. Operating the machine with loose parts inside can be risky for the machine and the operator.
Don't take a chance on causing further damage to the machine. The bobbin winder can be replaced without too much trouble and is relatively inexpensive.

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Hi,
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.
Kent

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SOURCE: Bernina 1090 Needle assembly stopped moving down

Dear kent581-- Thank you so much for posting this information about the catch on the needle bar assembly. The catch released on my wife's Bernina, and it would have been impossible to fix without your tips. I found that I could reach the mechanism with a small screwdriver through the threading slot, and could manipulate it until it moved freely again and locked the needle bar to the reciprocating mechanism. I could never have figured this out without your help.

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