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My Bernina 1008 is stitching super slow. This happened once before when it had been left in a cold room, and started running fine after warming up. But this time, the warm-up doesn't seem to have changed anything. I hadn't used it for about a month, and it was sitting in a cold laundry room during that time. I tried cleaning and re-oiling the hook, but it's still running super slow, like it's struggling to move up and down. Any ideas?

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Timing these machines gets pretty involved such as in just removing the covers. You need a grounding ******** your wrist as the cables all need to be unplugged and you don't want to send a static charge from yourself to the circuit boards. They are expensive. Then you need special sized metal pins to pin several pinning points so the needle, hook, stepping motors and feed dogs all co-ordinate with each other. Also several places need certain guages to set less than .1 millimeter size distances between different places to avoid other problems. You also need several sized torx screwdrivers and the knowledge to adjust the upper and lower tensions. The upper tension alone has at least 3 or four places that need to be in the correct position.
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SOURCE: How do you oil a bernina 1008??

Probably the most important is the inside of the hook ring. Remove the bobbin case and open the hook retainer by pressing the catch on the left-hand-side. The hook can then be removed by just gripping the shaft on which the bobbin was mounted and removing the complete hook. NEVER OIL BEFORE CLEANING. This is the single biggest problem I come across - continually oiling any kind of machine without first removing the old, contaminated lubricant will attract grime. So ... get yourself a few cotton buds and carefully clean around the inside of the hook ring (the circular aperture where the hook was), paying particular attention to the small groove running round the outside. Rotate the handwheel to bring the hook driver round halfway to allow the whole hook ring to be cleaned. Use the opportunity to remove any clogged lint and grime that may have built-up on the underside of the stitch table. WHen you're satisfied it's all clean, then run a very light bead of oil around the groove in the hook ring, turn the hand-wheel fully to bringthe hook driver back to the left-hand-side and oil the other side of the hook ring. Before replacing the hook, take a good look at the groove that runs around the back side of the hook near the edge and thoroughly clean that too, before smearing a drop of oil around that edge with a finger. Replace the hook, making sure its properly seated in the hook ring and click the black plastic cover back into place before replacing the bobbin case. Your machine should now sound a great deal quieter, if you haven't done this for a while !! Good Luck !

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Your machine needs to be serviced. Take it to an authorized Bernina service person.

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