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How to remove on/off knob and feed dog up/down knob on Bernina 1130 - do they just prise off and push back on?

This question is in response to an answer to a previous question re: a high pitched squeaky noise on the machine, given by Peter Jones a big thank you!!. I am just about to attempt to do the oiling as you instructed but am not quite sure about the removal / replacement of the knobs in order to remove the side cover. I've never takem them off in the past.

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Both of these knobs simply pull off.

On my 1030 (which has only the on/off knob), you can get your fingernails behind the edge and pull; it's not on very firmly.

Give the oiling a go. At the very worst, you'll have to take it to a technician to fix but you are unlikely to break anything but be mindful of the screws underneath when you retighten them - the nuts into which they screw are only held by thin plastic on the cover.

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