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My Bernina 830 sewing machine makes initial starting noises but does not come on, anything I can check? I've already unplugged and plugged it back in.

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Assuming it is an 830 Record (old mechanical, not the new computerized model). If it sounds like the motor is straining but the machine's mechanics are not working, then the machine has most likely seized from old, dried up oil.

This is the method I've used on multiple seized machines and works:
Wheel on right side that controls the needle up and down is very tight...

This is the oil port diagram for the 830 Record.

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