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My Bernina 380 stitch length adjustment is not working

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Be sure that you raise the presser foot when threading the machine. However, I suspect that is not the cause of your problem. Check your machine's feed dog action to see if they are actually moving. Since it is a computerized machine, it is probably best to take it for service.


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If it's a mechanical Bernina, it could be some of the lever mechanics have seized from old, dry oil. You can try liquid Tri-Flow Synthetic Oil--a couple drops where metal rubs on metal to see if it loosens things up. Applying hot air from a handheld hairdryer will help speed it up. The other possible alternative is that something is no longer attached to the knob/lever.

If it is a computerized Bernina, you should probably take it for service.


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