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How is it possible to replace the light bulb in the Bernina minimatic 807? I managed to remove the dead bulb, but cannot install the new one

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  • Irene Tulloch Jan 02, 2017

    According to the manual instructions you pull the bulb cover outwards then insert bulb by turning clockwise. No bulb holder necessary. Good luck

  • Ruth Wolfson-Solomon
    Ruth Wolfson-Solomon Jan 02, 2017

    unfortunately, the bulb cover doesn't open wide enough to get a hand in and get a good grip

  • Irene Tulloch Jan 03, 2017

    Yes, sometimes bulbs are very awkward to replace, I think you need a friend with long thin fingers or narrow rubber tongs. I am assuming you have a manual but if not you can get one here.http://www.bernina.com/en-GB/SupportData...

  • Ruth Wolfson-Solomon
    Ruth Wolfson-Solomon Jan 03, 2017

    Yes, I have a manual, though it doesn't actually talk about changing the bulb at all! Thank you Irene

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Try using rubber gloves, like surgical gloves and moisten them slightly. Usually, that will provide enough grip while trying to insert it. Very difficult from experience. But, can be done.

There is a bulb insertion accessory tool included with some newer machines (although not Bernina--another brand) that is basically like a cut-off plastic chopstick with a suction device on the end. If you are creative, you may be able to fashion something of your own.

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    Ruth Wolfson-Solomon Jan 03, 2017

    Thank you - I have tried the rubber glove already, but the door opening is so small, the rubber glove just makes the hand even larger and won't fit - will think about your suggestion of fashioning a suction device :)

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You may find a bulb holder in your accessories that will help you hold the bulb while replacing it

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I have a Bernina Minimatic 807 which has stood idle for some time. It will run for a couple of minutes and then lock solid. I have oiled it, cleaned the shuttle and bobbin areas but it is no better.


........Start by removing the bobbin and bobbin case.
........The old grease is most likely hard.
.........Open the upper and lower areas and clean up all of the grease. Real hard debrees can be removed with carburetor cleaner.
........While turning the hand wheel you can spray this on parts to loosen the grease. Use qtips to remove the debrees.
........Use qtips that have been sprayed with carburetor cleaner to clean the plastic where the dried grease and filth is at. Try not to use carburetor cleaner on the plastic as much as possible.
........When the cleaning is finished use sewing machine oil on all parts that are steel against steel movement. (Not plastic or rubber).
........ For plastic against plastic use lithium or 100 % synthetic oil. These can be used in place of the grease because they don't become hardened due to wear and time.

Jul 05, 2017 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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Which model old style cam type buttonhole attachment from Singer will fit on the Bernina 807 minimatic machine that is an equivalent to the singer featherweight that I can make keyhole buttonholes.


In my earlier response, you need a shank that is made for your Bernina 807 and Berninas made in that era. Only "Old Style" Bernina presser feet and adapters will fit your machine. No other brand will work, not Singer, not Janome, not Brother, nothing but Bernina Old Style. There are several Bernina old style presser feet. Look for presser feet with the number printed in black ink or presser feet that have the number stamped into the metal. Do not buy a Bernina presser foot with red numbers--will fit only newer Bernina machines.

If you want to use the Singer buttonholer attachment, it needs to be for a straight shank machine. You will need to have a Bernina shank adapter for your machine.
Bernina Presser Feet (down at the bottom of the page, click on the blue text that says "Bernina Shank Adapter" On the next page, scroll down to the last two items that indicate they are "Old Style." The first Old Style item is the shank adapter you would need to attach the Singer buttonholer attachment to your machine. (Am assuming it will work, no guarantees!) If it doesn't work, then you will probably not be able to use the Singer buttonholer with your Bernina machine.
This shank adapter would fit your machine:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Adapter-Low-Shank-Feet-Foot-Bernina-500-1630-Old-Style-/380397208368

If you are looking for a snap-on adapter, it needs to state that it will work with a Bernina Old Style machine, ie the old Record machines (930 Record, 830 Record, 730 Record, 707, 807 Mini, 630 Record, and 530 Record--or in other words, Berninas manufactured prior to probably 1996).

Bernina Presser Feet (down at the bottom of the page, click on the blue text that says "Bernina Shank Adapter" On the next page, scroll down to the last two items that indicate they are "Old Style." If you are looking for the snap-on, go to the very last item on the page (Old Style). This will fit your machine. Remember, if it says Old Style, it should work on your machine.

This snap-on shank will fit your machine:
Presser Foot SNAP ON SHANK Adapter Bernina Old Style 530 532 1630...

This presser foot will fit your machine:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BERNINA-ORIGINAL-20-SATIN-DECORATIVE-STITCH-FOOT-OLD-STYLE-830-1530-930-etc-/132055492681

This is an entire kit of snap-on feet with shank (included) that will work on your machine:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-Feet-Set-for-Bernina-Sewing-Machine-Old-Style-530-1630-Models-/381790565625

Here is a kit of snap-on feet with shank (included) as well as the buttonhole attachment you were asking about:
17 Feet Set for Bernina Sewing Machine Old Style eBay
Although, I believe you will be able to make only straight buttonholes with this buttonhole attachment.

Hope this helps.

Jan 07, 2017 | Singer Sewing Machines

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How do I remove the top on a Bernina 807 in order to chnage th elong belt ?


V-Belt replacement 801/801 Up Machines

Only the belt cover needs to be removed for this belt change. This is done by removing the three screws on the end/belt cover. Loosen the 5mm Allen socket head screw below the step pulley to relieve the belt tension. Remove the lower motor belt. Lift the step pulley and slide off the hand-wheel, (assuming that you have already removed the release knob and clutch ring).



Additional top cover removals 807/801 Minimatic machines

Early 807 machines had two expansion nipples in the top cover that fit into receptor holes in the upper arm frame. Simply pull up the top cover.

Very late models may have a push button latch mechanism, same as on the 801 machines except those fitted with carrying handles, i.e. 801 Sport, 810 machines.

This is accessed by opening the light cover and finding an aluminum knob in the upper left hand corner of the upper arm frame. Push this in and the cover will release. Lift off the top cover.

Sep 10, 2015 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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Why does the built in light go out as soon as you start sewing and comes back on when you stop?


sounds like there is a short in the wiring somewhere in the machine, it would be a good idea to have it checked

Jun 11, 2015 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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I need carbon brushes and a service manual for a Bernina 807 Minimatic sewing machine. Where might I find them?


You might be able to find the brushes from AllParts. Good luck on the service manual. You might get lucky and find a book on ebay but it's not likely.

Nov 10, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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I need a new or reconditioned motor for a Bernina minimatic 807 where do I look? Thanks


Try www.Sewingstyle.com. They carry a lot of parts for new and old machines. If they don't show it on their sight, drop them an email or call them. They may surprise you.

Good luck!

May 11, 2011 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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How do I use the button hole foot on the Bernina 807 minimatic?


There isn't an automatic button hole on this machine. You can do it manually. Thread the bobbin thread as usual, but put it through the little hole on the hook in the bobbin case. Set the stitch length between 0 and 1, like a nice satin stich. Set the needle position to the far left and the stitch width to 2. Sew down the left side. Center the needle, set the width to 4 and lower the feed dogs, stitch about 6 stitches across the bottom. Then reverse the direction, set the needle to the right, stitch width to 2 and go back up the right side. Lower the feed dogs again, set a wide stitch and finish the top.

Another good option is to buy a universal presser foot shank from Bernina and then attach an old cam type buttonhole attachment from Singer. They make beautiful buttonholes and you can even do a keyhole button hole.

Jun 29, 2010 | Bernina Activa 130

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Bottom thread showing through in a loop


If you had just changed the thread, try re-threading or just raise the presser foot (this opens the tension) and pull about 6 " of thread through the needle.

Foot down closes the tension to the setting you have selected.

If this does not work, the machine will need to go into the shop.

Berninas hold their value better than any other brand, so be sure to go to an authorized Bernina dealer for service and repairs.

Mar 26, 2010 | Bernina Activa 130

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I have a bernina minimatic 807 (old), and am trying to change the bulb. It is really hard...got it out, in pieces, but it'd be really nice to take the door off...which I think I can if I can lift the top. ...


Oh my gosh--how simple it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4YuJS02jt0

However, perhaps the manual would be helpful:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwjYqvrshIfRAhXj44MKHQ0TCEMQFgguMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bernina.com%2Fen-US%2FSupportData%2FOut-of-Print%2FBERNINA_807_810_817_manual&usg=AFQjCNFNJyvVESPeSjAOPQT2cX5Z3rclbw&cad=rja

While you have the machine open, it might be a good idea to apply a couple drops of good quality sewing machine oil or (better yet) liquid Tri-Flow Synthetic Lube to every place where metal rubs against metal. (Slowly turn the handwheel and watch the movement.) Also look for the oil port holes throughout the machine an apply a couple drops in each. Do NOT oil the plastic gears or belts!!! Also, move the stitch selector and feed dog levers and hit those with a little oil too. This will keep your machine happily humming!!! You'll probably notice how quietly it runs afterward!

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Mar 11, 2010 | Bernina Bernette Deco 600

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I am looking for an instruction manual for a Bernina minimatic 807 sewing machine. Can you help please


Can any please tell me where I can purchase a manual for a Bernina Artista 200 Manual as I accidently threw my away.

Regards Cathy

Feb 14, 2009 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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