Question about Sewing Machines
If you have the settings correct for the decorative stitches, the there could be something wrong with the gears or cams that make sure decorative stitches and the machine would need to be checked
Posted on Jun 03, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
On that machine, the cassettes aren't actually computer chips. Each cassette has a little spot of white on a certain little area you must find (top right I'm pretty sure). Look in the machine at that point. There is a sensor that looks for that white spot, and as it identifies it, it changes stitches according to that cassette. Either the sensor is blocked, gone bad, or you can put a fresh coat of white paint on with white out. I hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
SOURCE: The 6 built-in stitches (such
I have the same model, have you turned the first knob on left, the stitch selector, to the stitch you want? Then turn the middle knob, the stitch width to "4". Use the colour guide marks shown in the little picture on left of the knobs so you are dialing up the right settings. So for the zig zag, elastic blind hem, scallop, overcasting and multi-stretch stiches, 1-6 on the diagram you'll be setting the left knob to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 respectively and the stitch width and length knobs to "green", you can vary the length and width to suit what you want.
Then for the cams, you need to set everything zero, turn stitch selector to 7, the cam setting. then turn the width to orange again (3-4) and the stitch lenth selector to the orange setting, right around the knob. This engages the "Elnagraph" the device under the flap on top of the machine to read the discs. Basically the green stitches the needle is swinging from side to side while the feed dogs move the fabric forward, making your zig zags, blind hems etc.
But when you engage the Elna graph, the machine matches stiches by moving the fabric "forward and backwards at certain times, while the needle does its thing from side to side. This is what makes elastic or stretchy type stitches because you are putting "stretch" into the seam by sewing forwards and backwards.
Please note: always turn your stitch width and length back to Zero BEFORE you make any changes to the left knob and select a new stitch as this saves on wear and tear to the moving parts in these wonderful machines.
I do hope this assists you and I haven't just told you stuff you already knew!
Posted on Mar 02, 2011
SOURCE: I can't get the decorative
Will it stitch any of the swing needle stitches like a regular zig zag too? Try the zig zag and blind hem zig zag and see if it is stitching them out okay.
If not, sometimes the needle swing mechanisim gets gummed up from lack of use/dirt/lint/grotty oil and may just need a good clean inside.
Other possibility is the spring on the needle bar has broken. To test this, set machine stitch width to zero, and with your hand move the needle bar as far right as you can, then release it. It should move back to central position itself if the spring is okay. If not, good chance that's the problem.
If you feel mechanically inclined you could try to take off the cover to your machine and see what the gears around the needle bar look like and try cleaning/lubing them. You could try cleaning up anything that looks really gunky with q-tips and denatured alcohol and see if you can free up the movement of the gears inside. Triflow is a great lubricant to use along with a bit of warmth from a hair driver may also help to shift the gunk (keep off plastic though).
Other option is to take your lovely Bernina for a service; they are great machines so well worth it. All machines benefit from a professional clean/lube/adjustment at least every two years and your 830 may be just a simple fix.
Posted on Sep 21, 2011
You dont state what model of machine this is, however I have come across this problem mainly on Elna computerized machines and it has been exclusively due to failure of the driver chips on the processor board that control the stitch length stepper motor. You can confirm this by checking whether you can vary the stitch length as well as just the forward/reverse. Same applies to Bernina models, but I dont know about others. Either way, you need to have it checked by your tech.
Posted on Aug 28, 2012
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