Question about Bernina 1008
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.
Posted on Dec 27, 2016
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Zig Zag Stitch not working
THis problem occurred as I was sewing on Neoprene. I was using Gutterman all-purpose thread and a size 80 needle. Tried switching to a size 70, then to size 90. Still unable to zig zag. After inserting a test sample of cotton, the zig zag worked perfectly, so I knew it was not a mecahnical problem. I switched needles again. This time to size 90 for stretch fabric. Voila! Problem solved.
Posted on May 24, 2009
SOURCE: stitch is not straight
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.
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
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
Posted on Oct 24, 2009
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.
Posted on Aug 11, 2012
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