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Bernina 580 needle bar is stuck in the down position. I was embroidering and all of a sudden the needle movement became sluggish and then stopped.

Rebooted machine, removed embroidery hoop, needle, bobbin, thread, embroidery device and put all back for regular sewing as well as feed dogs. Shank is still stuck, cannot even rotate the dial on the left.

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Are you able to turn it by hand?

Posted on Apr 25, 2017

  • Amy Swencak
    Amy Swencak Apr 25, 2017

    no the turn wheel is frozen solid. Took it to my Bernina dealer and they said it wasn't the needle shank but the Turn wheel, this happend once before and cost $78 to be fixed and this was during a class where someone else moved the Turn Wheel while the machine was on and broke a gear or something. This time I was just embroidering.

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    Amy Swencak Apr 25, 2017

    Will find out in about 7 business days.

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