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The power switch is bad on my bernina sewing machine

Machine won't turn on, switch make a buzzing noise. is it a possible diy project since switch is soldered to the board?

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Being a elect. diagnostic tech; I can tell you the Bernina is a great machine but right where you're looking at is the weak spot. The contacts wear and overheats. Yes you can DIY, I did long ago, and can't recall exactly what the fix was. I can remember it was a basic electrical fault that requires little still. Don't let the soldering turn you off. It's just a common manufacturing process. Good luck.

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I would suggest taking the machine to a sewing machine repair shop, since it's a Bernina.

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So it sounds like the motor is working but nothing happens? And the hand wheel works ok by hand but nothing when the motor is engaged.

You've broken a belt. I'm not familiar with the 930, but if it has an internal motor... take it in to have it done. It's way too easy to knock these out of time. Spend the extra cash and have it cleaned lubed and adjusted too.

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