Hello, I noticed you recommended oiling the machine. I checked the manual and cannot find the proper place to oil it. Where (bobbin side) does the oil go? I was afraid it might affect the plastic bobbin holder. Thanks
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Consult your owner's manual in the Maintenance Section. Clean and oil ONLY as directed. Use good quality sewing machine oil (preferably Bernina Oil made for your specific type of sewing machine) and use only 1-2 drops of oil in each spot.
There is little to no maintenance on this machine in general. The machine is fitted with oil impregnated sintered (powdered metal) bearings that are self lubricating. About 12 to 15% of the physical volume of such a porous bearing is oil. Adding additional oil will not absorb into the already oil saturated bearing, so adding oil will only create problems such as a messy oily machine and subsequent oil varnishing on parts.
However, the front cover on the needle bar end of the machine can be removed for lubricating the take-up lever and needle bar mechanisms. The balance of the machine should be left as is without oil. Periodic removal of lint with compressed air is advisable in the hook and bobbin case area.
Over the years, it has been found that over lubrication is more harmful than under lubricating Bernina machines. http://www.sewtechnical.com/
Currently, I saw a Bernette 600 Deco manual for sale on eBay; also he Bernette 500 Deco manual is available for download on the Bernina site. Before I purchased one, I would call Bernina to see if they have one you can either download or purchase. Their number is 630-978-2500. I also found one for sale for about $14.00 here: Bernina Sewing Machine Manuals Instruction Manuals
Yes, I need a manual for the Bernia Bernette Deco 600. Following the death of my daughter, My grand daughter said she did not want any of her mom's sewing equipment. I kept them for her and now she feels she would like to have the embroidery machine. However, we were unable to locate the manual for the deco 600. I am unable to locate one on line...only good reason...due to my inexperience at the computer I am unable to locate a manual for her. Any assistance you can give me will be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely Nana Helen
I Have had many machines that I service myself, the Bernina Decco 600 is a very simple machine to service, if your machine is running great it does not need a service, the lower mechanisum is only a bobbin area and nothing much goes wrong down there, apart from cleaning the dust and lint out there is also an adjusting screw if the timing goes out, never put oil on the top moving shafts as they tend to slip and can cause your machine to push out the timing, this machine takes all .pes format design cards, the same as brother, and there is nothing wrong with brother machines, they are very user friendly.
Use only good quality clear sewing machine oil from your Bernina dealer--ask them which is the correct oil for your machine. The likely place to oil is in the hook area (see page 44 of the manual). Be sure to apply a drop or two every 8 hours of sewing time. If you know your machine, you may notice a change in sound when it needs lube. Oiling anywhere else could damage your machine.
Do NOT place lube in any holes (as previously suggested) in the bed or top of the machine. These are not oil ports. They are holes for fastening accessories to your machine, ie circular embroidery unit, binding units, seam guides, etc.