Question about Bernina Artista 180
I need a diagram showing the places to oil a Bernina 930 after taking off the top cover.
There are two key points I suggest customers can do themselves to help lengthen the life of their machine. One is your hook and the other is the needle bar...
Hook - Open your bobbin door, removee the bobbin case/bobbin. On the upper left corner there is a small latch, push in the latch and your shuttle race ring will fall down forward. You can now remove your stainless steel hook. You need to keep this hook clean and the lip it fits back into clean and void of lint and debris. On the back of this hook or the "lip" that the hook fits back into apply a small amount of hook/sewing machine oil.
Needle Bar - Open up your head cover, the needle and needle bar clamp is attached to a long stainless steel rod that travels vertically inside your head. All sewing machines have a needle bar that looks like this. This bar travels thru two brackets attached to the frame of the machine. Rotate your handwheel and clean the needle bar well of debris. Rotate the handwheel so that the needlebar is in it's highest point and apply a small amount of oil to the upper and lower bracket of the frame, rotate the handwheel so the needlebar slides back down and therefore lubricating it and the inside of the brackets.
Hook oil or sewing machine oil is relatively inexpensive from all quilt, sewing machine, repair shops.
Be sure to take your machine in a minimum of every three years for proper cleaning and lubricating of all the other parts (This is of course for average home sewing machine use 8hours a week)
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
First of all, refer to your machine's manual. There should be a diagram showing where to oil.
Second, there are oil holes, if you look closely, you will recognize them. Only one or two drops of oil in each. Be sure to get the 4 holes on the mechanism the raises and lowers the needle bar (sometimes difficult to reach without a long oil tube). There are several oil holes to the right of the metal cams. Also, get the one by the handwheel. Underneath, get the one behind the bobbin works and the moving bars.
Third, you can gently rotate the handwheel and watching the moving parts, place a drop or two every place where metal rubs against metal.
Posted on Feb 13, 2015
Needle is not moving up or down. How do I fix my self?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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