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How do I replace the hook at the bobbin area of the bernina activa 240

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This may be helpful. The hook installation is similar on a lot of Berninas.

How to Clean and Oil Your Bernina Sewing Machine

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I have a Bernina Activa 230 and my bobbin case is stuck in the machine and it wont come out, Someone Please help me what do I do?


can you unlatch the ring cover device? there is a little release lever on the left just inside the bobbin area which secures a hinged silver square called hook race cover, if you unlatch this, flop the cover forward, then the bobbin case and shuttle should all come out as well.

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Nov 02, 2011 | Bernina Activa 130

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I am trying to put back together my Bernina Activa 130 after it arrived in the mail. The hook fell out in shipping, and now I think I am missing some pieces. I am trying to figure out what else is suppose...


The only parts that should be able to 'fall out' during shipping are the bobbin case and hook/shuttle, assuming the bobbin case was fitted in the first-place. If your machine arrived with the bobbin door open and the round black plastic hook retainer dropped down out of the hook race (on its hinge), the hook can be replaced quite simply and the hook retainer clicked back into position to retain it - you might find it easier to tip the machine back slightly when putting the hook back. If the hook retainer is still in position, just press the flat metal spring on the left of the 'U'-shaped metal retainer and the hook retainer will pop forward allowing you to put the hook in andclose back up. Make sure it clicks back into position. Does this help ???

Sep 20, 2011 | Bernina Activa 130

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How to oil? Where do you put oil?


The Activa range came with a lightweight plastic hook/shuttle that Bernina claims does not require oiling. Oiling/greasing of the main drive mechanism should only be done by a competent Bernina service engineer - it's not like the 'old' Berninas that had red paint spots next to all the oiling points ! I, however, always recommend that the hook/shuttle is removed every 3-5 bobbins-worth of thread and the hook race is thoroughly cleaned with a cotton-bud. Although Bernina says it doesn't need oil, I find that a small drop of oil on the hook race running surface is extremely beneficial to keeping the noise-level down and improving the consistency of the stitch formation.

Jul 18, 2011 | Bernina Activa 130

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Should the machine have some oil? Where? It is a Bernina Activa 130


The Activa range is fitted with a light-weight part-plastic hook/shuttle that Bernina claims does not require oiling. However, this does not mean it shouldn't be regularly cleaned and I'd recommend that it is also lightly oiled at the same time. Remove the bobbin case, press the metal lever to the top left of the bobbin door and the black plastic hook/shuttle retainer should pop open so that the hook/shuttle can be removed, or it will just drop out anyway. Use a cotton bud to firmly clean around the inside edge of the hook race (the round piece that the hook/shuttle sits in. Give the whole thing a good clean to make sure any surface grime/fluff is removed. Put a small drop of oil on the running surface of the hook race - the recessed groove around the inside edge, before replacing the hook/shuttle and holding in place by pressing the hook/shuttle retainer back until the securing lever clicks back into place. Rotate the handwheel once to distribute the oil and off you go. Dont overoil but do this regularly and your machine will run much quieter and produce a consistent stitch formation.

Jul 07, 2011 | Bernina Activa 130

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How do you oil a Bernina Activa 130? The manual doesn't say anything about it.


Remove needle, needleplate, presser foot and bobbin case. Now take a lint brush and clean under the feed dogs and hook area. take the bernina oiler(must be bernina oil only) now place a drop just below where the bobbin case clip on and one small drop under the feed dog area. replace items, sew out a test sample and away you go.

Apr 27, 2010 | Bernina Activa 130

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Buzzing Bernina Activa 135, possible bad service?


First of all, the question is: does that machine buzz when it's turned on but without you stepping on the foot control? If so, the likely cause is the power supply board. It is not defective as such, but some boards (whether new or after some period of ownership) do have a buzz, and without question some boards are noiser than others. If that buzz bothers you, the only solution would be to have it replaced with another new or rebuilt one (which would have to be done through a Bernina dealer).

Second is the issue of the bobbin area needing to be oiled after it's been serviced. Assuming when you say it was serviced that it means you had the machine tuned-up, then the dealer THEMSELVES should have oiled this area when they did that service. The bobbin area does need to be oiled on a regular basis (once every 6-8 bobbins' worth of thread usage is a pretty good guide). It would be my opinion that the dealer you took the machine to is indeed feeding you a line (about the bobbin oiling right after service), and I personally would be trying another dealer should you need further service.

May 07, 2009 | Bernina Activa 130

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Bernina Activa 240


There is also a tension adjustment on teh bobbin. It's just a little screw. Turn it about 1/4 to 1/2 turn and try again. Adjust as needed a little at a time.

Oct 19, 2008 | Bernina Activa 140

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Operating manual


Unfortunately this is a purchase site. The closest I could get would be for an Activa 220 230 240 . You can download the manual.
Check the picture on no. 7 and see if this isn't your machine.

http://www.sewingmanuals.com/Sewing_Machine_Manuals/Bernina.htm
Hope this helps. Luck!

PS Sewusa is no help.

Mar 01, 2008 | Bernina Activa 130

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