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Bobbin Carriage clanking noise, yet the machine sews fine??

Bernina 130 Sewing Machine

While sewing, the needle broke off. I got both pieces of the needle so nothing is stuck in it. Then the bobbin carriage started making clanking noises. I took the bobbin case apart. Put back the hook and race and it still makes noise. It sews fine and the tension and everything is beautiful. But the noise is coming from the bobbin carriage (not the motor) and I don't know why. It's driving me nuts. HELP

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  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    where can i get a placement of this missing tension part. i took it for repairs 3 years ago N WHEN IT CAME BACK THE TENSION FOR THE COTTON part is missing and the person at bernina sewing machine centre refuse to place this part back and i have been waiting for 3 years now for him to return the missing part to me, please help me

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    tension is fine, makes clicking sound when sewing



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If your bobbin area is making a noise, then do NOT sew with the machine until a reputable technician looks at it. You may have thrown something just a little off line - not enough to affect sewing NOW, but it could easily cause troubles down the line.

I suggest you call ahead and talk directly to the repair person - not to the sales person. Ask if you can bring in the machine while he/she is in the shop so they can listen while you run it.

You aren't trying to cheat the store out of the repair charge, just ensuring that the problem is diagnosed correctly.

You paid lots of money for this machine - it deserves good care.

Posted on Dec 30, 2007


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