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Older Bernina 730 from Sweden change to work here

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I have an old Bernina 730 that I took with me from Sweden, I was wondering what would be the easiest way to make this machine workable here? Do I have to replace the motor or would there be an easier way? The contact needs to be changed to.
Could you please explain to me what changes there needs to be done.
How much do you think it would cost me to have you do that?
It is a great machine and it would be sad not to be able to use it.

Thank you,

Caroline

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Hi Lillian,
Presume you got my suggestion for a converter...? Coincidentally about a week ago I got a Bernina 730 Record complete except the 220 volt motor was shot. Now I'm looking for a replacement motor. Wanna sell yours? Or do you have a spare? (just had to ask).
Thanks,
Malcolm, Valencia, CA

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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Buy a "step down/step up" voltage converter that will let the 220 volt machine motor operate fine on 110 volt. I'd suggest a 200 to 300 watt converter and will cost between $25-30.00US. You can buy one at an electronics store or on the internet. I use one with my Elna and it works great and is much cheaper than replacing the motor (if it worked in Sweden) especially for a Bernina. Don't let some Sew n Vac store tell you it won't work with a voltage converter and that you have to replace it. He'll turn around and sell it for $300-400.00US. It's a fine machine that will last a long time with an occasional oiling.
Malcolm. Valencia, CA

Posted on Feb 06, 2008

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