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How do I change the light bulb in my Bernina 1230 sewing machine? Is it made to be replaced only when serviced?

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There is a small brown screwdriver/gadget that came in your accessory box included with the Bernina 1230. At one end, it is black plastic with a small point coming out of it. That end is used for tightening or loosening the screw that holds the needle in place. On the opposite end (brown on mine) it is hollow. This hollow end is pushed up and onto the lightbulb. (The bulb fits into the hollow.) Push up (firmly) and twist to the left to remove the light. To replace the bulb, insert the new one into the hollow spot on the holder and push it up and into the receptacle - twist to the right to lock it in place. There are actually two light bulbs, the one on the right is covered by a diffuser, but they both use the same procedure. It's easy to do and you are meant to be able to do it yourself. The pictures and instructions are on page 51 of the Bernina Guide. Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 12, 2010

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    Sarah Apr 25, 2014

    I thought my light bulbs were burned out. I purchase new ones and installed them and they still don't work. Any other suggestions?

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