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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Bernette 65 Sewing machine
As a Bernina tech I may be a bit biased on this but I can say this... If you decide on this machine be sure you get it from a dealership with an on-site technician. Any can be an Authorized dealer but not many have a Certified technician. Not to say that you will need one but if it does get an issue in can be taken care of promptly. Also Bernina dealerships are required to have a class for you on their machines. I have worked for a Bernina dealership for the past 5 years and have not had a Bernette come in for a repair. Of the reviews I've read the complaints are of the tension which seems most likely a user default such as not keeping it clean after use, using cheap thread, not understanding how to adjust it for different fabrics, the right type of needle, etc.
I like the 1 step buttonholer and the threader. I wish the lighting was better.
If your going to spend less than 200.00 on a new machine you could do much worse. If you decide to not do the Bernette consider the Janome line next. (with an on-site tech)
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
Presumably neither of you has or knows how to adjust your bobbin tension so, I'm going to presume it's your hook. Make sure you are threading the machine coorectly then you'll need to remove your needle plate by removing the two screws, pull out your hook (this is the part your bobbin sits in) but make sure you note which way it sits inside your machine. Have a look at the plastic hook for any sharp edges or burs, you may need to replace your hook or try and gently sand (400grit) the plastic if possible. The key part of the hook is the small blunted point as this is what catched the loop of thread behind the needle. Please make sure that when you put your hook back in, that it is on the left side of that little guard sticking out on the lower right of your machine.
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
SOURCE: Loose stitch
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When everything seems to be working fine and an occasional stitch is loose.....now get ready.......here it is.......the needle!
It seems impossible, but the needle is the most neglected part of the machine. The one you are using could be slightly bent or have a slight burr that you won't see with the naked eye. Also, needles, especially in an embroidery machine (which work their buns off), are only good for about 8 hours of cumulative use. I would say that an embroidery needle should be retired after 3 or 4. They get dull like a razor blade which can cause enough drag to create a timing issue that's barely perceptible.
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There are really only two things that can cause bottom (note: remember that problems with the bottom thread, almost always comes from the top and not the bobbin. Bobbins rarely need tension adjustments). These two things are:
So try it and see if that helps.
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Posted on Jan 31, 2009
Try this page for Threading and Bobbin Winding Diagrams for loads of machines.....even if your model is not specified, there's a good chance you will be able to work it out from similar machines. http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Threading_Diagrams.htm
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
if you still haven't found one, reply to this thread. I have one as a PDF that I just bought for $5 that I'd be willing to share (this goes for anyone who finds this post, too)
Posted on Feb 26, 2010
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