Question about Bernina Sewing Machines
Have re-threaded, tried different thread, cleaned the machine, inserted new needles, check petal..all seems fine, except once tuned on it just goes, the only way to turn it off is to turn the machine off.
If it is new, you probably have a Warranty? Take it back. This could be a safety issue.
Posted on Apr 02, 2015
Yes, definitely take it back to the Bernina for repair. It sounds like it is defective and should be fixed under warranty.
Posted on Apr 02, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It could be that there is a loose piece of thread, or some fluff which is obstructing the tension gauge. Try blowing around the theading area (or even run the hoover pipe near it to see if you can **** it out). I cleared mine by folding a piece of non fluffy material and rubbing gently between the tension dial and machine.
Posted on May 22, 2008
SOURCE: Timing for Bernina Virtuosa 153
Timing these machines gets pretty involved such as in just removing the covers. You need a grounding ******** your wrist as the cables all need to be unplugged and you don't want to send a static charge from yourself to the circuit boards. They are expensive. Then you need special sized metal pins to pin several pinning points so the needle, hook, stepping motors and feed dogs all co-ordinate with each other. Also several places need certain guages to set less than .1 millimeter size distances between different places to avoid other problems. You also need several sized torx screwdrivers and the knowledge to adjust the upper and lower tensions. The upper tension alone has at least 3 or four places that need to be in the correct position.
All of the above has to be done in a certain order also.
Its complicated enough. If someone is going to walk you through this over the phone expect it to be complicated. Even if you had a copy of the manual (which could be a copywrite infringment on newer machines) you can expect it to be difficult.
My advice is to leave it to the professionals to have it done right.
Posted on Jun 20, 2008
It looks right but its not. Try looking on the internet for threading instructions. The bobbin winds in two directions, I have never saw a Bernina but I have 2 new machines and the thread goes in and then threads back to the left. Its hard to describe. But if the bobbin isn't right it will not pick up the thread. Write to Bernina for instructions. There are websites that have the directions for free.
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
SOURCE: BSR skips stitches
Hi, I am a Bernina tech and can tell you what the problem is. The problem is that the spring on your BSR is weak. Bernina has an upgrade to adding a heavier spring that solves this problem. The older lighter springs on the BSR is shiny. The newer heavier updated spring is dark. Ask your dealer/tech to change this spring to a new one or give you a newer updated BSR. Also be sure they updated the BSR to the latest firmware.
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
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SOURCE: the upper thread in the
Wow, what a challenge. There are a lot of reviews/complaints about how temperamental this model is- sewers either love it or hate it and have the same problems you describe. Since I am an experienced sewer and have lots of vintage black Singer models, ( I got rid of the newer models), I wouldn't mess with it any further...If you can, take it to a Singer authorized repair person....they can sort it out for you. Sounds like you've done everything you could so far. Good Luck.
Posted on Jul 23, 2011
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