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On my bernina 1008 the selection lever is all the way up but I want it on the straight stitch but won't move.

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Are you able to remove the top cover of your 1008? The 930 has a "lid" that can be removed to access the internal mechanism. Am suspecting that perhaps the selector has seized from old oil solidifying. If able to open machine, apply 1-2 drops of liquid Tri-Flow Synthetic Lube to every place where metal rubs against metal. Do NOT oil belt or nylon gears! Be sure to move the selector dials and levers and oil those moving parts too. To help speed things up, direct hot air from a handheld hairdryer into the internal mechanics.

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When was the last time your machine had a routine cleaning and adjustment? It sounds as though you've got "play" in the mechanism that needs to be tightened by a sewing machine mechanic.

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If you are selecting patterns but only getting a straight stitch after making sure you have set the width, there may be a chance that the pattern camstack has split and the selector finger is stuck in the split, more common than people think,
take the top off the machine and check

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SOURCE: bernina 1130 feed dogs won't feed fabric

On a Bernina 1130 the power on-off knob and the feed dog raise and lower knob look similar and are next to each other on the end of the machine, making it easy to lower the dog assembly entirely, without realizing it. Make sure you didn't accidentally lower the entire feed dog assembly by turning the feed dog knob: you can tell as you turn it if the dogs are up or down. On the Bernina 1130 the knob, like the power should be in the horizontal position to be working both feed and power.

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I cannot get the green decorative stitches to work. I'm insure if my Bernina 930 is broken or I'm just unfamiliar with this machine. How do I set my machine for the embroidery stitches?


There are 2 levers on the top that need to be set. One shows the green stitch selections. That needs to be set to your stitch choice. To its right, there is another lever called the "changeover lever." It needs to be pushed all the toward the back of the machine--that switches it from straight stitch to decorative stitch.

Then on the bottom front on the right is a large knob. Both the outer ring of the knob and the inner knob perform different functions. One drops the feed dogs for darning or raises to activate the feed dogs to pull the fabric through the machine. The other part switches between the red and green stitch selections. When that knob is turned the light should show green or red to coordinate with the stitch selection lever on the top of the machine.

So to make decorative stitches, there are 2 levers that need to be moved plus the red/green activator knob. In addition, you will want to adjust the stitch width dial and the stitch length lever to widen or lengthen the stitch.

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Is it a new 830 computerized model or the older 830 Record mechanical?

If it is the 830 Record, it needs oiling--1-2 drops of good quality sewing machine oil (specifically concentrate on the stitch selector lever and oil the metal parts that move against other metal parts) Do NOT oil the cams, plastic gears, any rubber parts, ie belts, bobbin winder wheel.
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What is the setting for regular straight stitching?


Stitch length @ 2.5mm (between 2 and 3 on the scale).
Stitch width @ zero.
Top selector lever @ 1 / 2 or (1 slash 2).
Needle position @ center.
That's it, no rocket science here. Stitch length will vary per application and per user choice. The 2.5 setting is only a suggested default.

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I believe the 1030 has a basting stitch, similar to the 930 Record. If the basting stitch is not run regularly, it may lock up the machine requiring a technician's expertise to get it working again.

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the best thing to do is have the machine serviced at a sewing machine
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I would like to set my bernina 1008 to a freehand setting but d not have the manal i would like ot know what control to have on which setting to make this work


You have to lower the feed dogs and use a darning foot. Use straight stitch setting.

If you cannot lower the feed dogs, this model may use a cover plate.

You can also set the stitch length to zero and tape an index card over the feed dogs with a small opening for the needle.

You will be controlling the stitch length as you move the fabric by hand.

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Your machine needs to be serviced. Take it to an authorized Bernina service person.

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