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Bernina 930 My Bernina suddenly started sewing backwards - I can hold the forward/reverse knob down with pressure to make it go forward, but if you let go, it starts sewing backwards. It's almost like something let go inside that would hold the forward in place.Any suggestions?Paula

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Have you ever done a thorough internal oil of your machine? These mechanical machines rely on oil to keep moving but, over time, that oil dries and starts to stick things together. I do a deep internal oil about annually and oil the hook at least every 8 hours of sewing.

Wheel on right side that controls the needle up and down is very tight...

There's an oil diagram in this answer:

http://www.fixya.com/support/t26371053-am_looking_bernina_930_service_manual

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Yes, this is a problem that a trained Viking repairman needs to resolve. It might need to have the zero feed position adjusted.

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Be sure you are in the correct stitch pattern...if you are on a buttonhole stitch or a stretch stitch it normal for the machine to sew backwards. Be sure your length is to the right of 0 and not in a strtch stitch model or buttonhole mode.

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1.Turn the bobbin winder off.
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