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BSR skips stitches

When using the BSR on my Bernina 440, it skips stitches. I'm using mode 1. It works fine for a little while, then it starts skipping stitches. I took it in for servicing, but the problem remains. I've tried new needles, different thread, etc. without luck.

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Hi, I am a Bernina tech and can tell you what the problem is. The problem is that the spring on your BSR is weak. Bernina has an upgrade to adding a heavier spring that solves this problem. The older lighter springs on the BSR is shiny. The newer heavier updated spring is dark. Ask your dealer/tech to change this spring to a new one or give you a newer updated BSR. Also be sure they updated the BSR to the latest firmware.
Rick

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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    Marcia Whitney Jan 01, 2014

    thanks, rick. I can't afford the repair fee of $100+ right now so will need to wait. I am sure they would charge for the spring to be changed, right?

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    Marcia Whitney Jan 01, 2014

    I changed the needle and oil the machine. It was not picking up any stitches, but now will but skips stitches.

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