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How to find a hand wheel replacement for a Bernina 930 record

I think one of the spokes on my hand wheel is cracked, can't get the wheel to engage. can't sew

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Sometimes you can find parts on eBay, especially if someone has disassembled a machine and is parting it out. Sometimes Bernina technicians will have machines for donor parts.
Just a thought...have you oiled your machine recently? Sometimes things bind from lack of oil.

Posted on Apr 19, 2015

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Try yellow pages or inter net under sewing mech repairs

Posted on Apr 18, 2015

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My bernina 930 speed has basically came to zero. the wheel is turning but the needle is moving very slow and even stops moving even when the wheel is turning. what could be the problem?


Um, how long since the last clean and oil? Sounds like the machine has seized due to old dry oil preventing things from moving. Avoid using the machine until the problem is addressed or the motor may be damaged. (Do this and you will be surprised at how nicely your 930 will run!)

Wheel on right side that controls the needle up and down is very tight...

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am looking for bernina 930 service manual dropped the feed dogs and they...

Mar 17, 2017 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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I am looking for a bernina 930 service manual. I dropped the feed dogs and they will not come back up.


Most likely they have seized due to lack of regular oiling. I have used the following method on several older seized Berninas with great success. Just be sure to NOT get any oil near the 930 basting stitch mechanism (about the middle of the needle bar) or it will most likely lock the machine.

Wheel on right side that controls the needle up and down is very tight...

This is a diagram for the Bernina 830 Record, but it will give you a good idea of what & where to look for oil ports.

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Bernina record 930 electronic service manual

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Nov 25, 2016 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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Can you use twin needles on bernina 1080


I have a Bernina 930 Record that will take twin (even triple) needles, so I don't know why your 1080 wouldn't. Just be sure your machine does not have the straight stitch plate on it, that your presser foot can accommodate zig-zag stitch, and that you carefully adjust any zig-zag stitch width so the needles do not hit the presser foot or stitch plate. I'd suggest installing the double needle and then carefully hand rotate the handwheel to see if the needles will hit anything. If you can make a full rotation of the handwheel without anything hitting, then slowly try it with the motor engaged.

Feb 23, 2015 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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Can I sew a Blanket stitch with my Bernina 930 Record machine?


Once upon a time, a blanket stitch used to be a long wide zigzag stitch. If you are referring to an electronic stitch version that would look like the inverse of a blind-hem stitch, then no, this is not possible on the 930 record machine.
What is nowadays called a blanket stitch used for quilting applications requires the machine to stop feeding during the stitching cycle to allow for the single stitch to the left and then back again. An electronic step motor machine, common to all newer Bernina machines can do this and or similar functions. That being said, don't be thinking about getting rid of your 930. Better to get one of the newer units for occasional blanket stitching and keep the Swiss made 930. The Bernina 930 is a lifetime machine. Computers machines are not lifetime class machines by virtue of being computers. Electronics are short lived.
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Jun 17, 2014 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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What is the difference between a bernina record 930 and just a bernina 930


At the present time, Bernina 930 Record and Bernina 930 are the same machine. Although, technically the name is Bernina 930 Record, referring to the mostly mechanical sewing machine produced in the 1980's. They are very coveted machines and one of the more popular models.

However, Bernina has, in the past few years, begun producing computerized machines and labeling them with the same numbers of older mechanical machines (makes things very confusing), ie Bernina 830 Record vs Bernina 830 computerized model. At this point in time, Bernina has not yet produced a computerized 930.

Jul 08, 2013 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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Sewing machine wheel won't turn, motor whirrs


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.

Sep 06, 2012 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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Blanket stitch for the 930 bernina


The Bernina 930 Record does not have a blanket stitch. It has a few decorative stitches that are similar, but not exact.

Mar 16, 2012 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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