Question about Bernina Artista 180
I can't get the decorative stitches and zigzag to work. When I move the stitch regulator (even up to '4') it barely moves the needle for zigzag. And for the decorative stitches, it looks like the knobthingy (and white plastic piece) is not coming out far enough to the cams. I have oiled just about everything!! Any ideas??? Thanks!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi, open the top cover and if you watch what goes on inside from the top when you move the top change lever you will see part of it goes through a fork or U-shape part. This part is probably stuck and needs some oil. After oiling and working it back and forth a bunch eventually it will start snapping into the notches its supposed to. I beleive then you will have your zigzag back.
Either that or you have the stitch width set on zero.
Posted on Feb 07, 2009
SOURCE: Bernina 830
Open the top and look below the selector lever. It fits into a forked part that snaps back and forth. This gets gummed up and you need to oil it well and move it back and forth until it is freed up. Then your back in business.
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
Sounds like you need to adjust the tension. Probably a good idea to oil this older machine before you adjust. Also look for and clean out any lint or debris in bobbin case and around foot area.
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
If you are selecting patterns but only getting a straight stitch after making sure you have set the width, there may be a chance that the pattern camstack has split and the selector finger is stuck in the split, more common than people think,
take the top off the machine and check
Posted on Oct 24, 2009
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