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If the handwheel on your Bernina 707 is hard to turn, it most likely needs a good cleaning and oiling. Old oil dries and tends to get gummy, causing the moving parts to be stiff.

Posted on Jun 08, 2015


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SOURCE: I have a Bernina 707. I believe the motor just

Yes you can have the motor replaced. You need to take to a certified repair center though.

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SOURCE: Can't get bobbin to wind on bernina 707 minimatic

Are you talking about when you thread the bobbin or when you are trying to pull the thread through and begin sewing?

If you are trying to put thread on the bobbin and it won't wind, you can always do it by hand and manually loop it onto the bobbin.

What happens when you try and wind the bobbin? Does it do nothing? Does it start and stop? What is the actual problem you are experiencing? Go to your question posted on Fixya and click on the comment or reply link to answer these questions and I will help you solve this issue.

If you are trying to thread the machine to start sewing and you can't get the bobbin to operate correctly - snap the bobbin in holding the little lever open on the bobbin with your finger. When you put it in place, let the lever go and turn slightly right or left until you hear it click into place. You know you have it in the right place when it no longer turns in a circle. Then thread your needle and manually let the needle down into the bobbin area and when it comes back up, get a pair of scissors and run the blades sideways under the needle to grab both pieces of thread (one from the bobbin and the other from the needle). Then just pull enough thread and separate the bobbin from the needle and insert your material to start sewing.

Posted on Aug 19, 2011

SOURCE: Can't get bobbin to wind on bernina 707 minimatic

Is you question about how to 'wind thread in a bobbin'? If so download this manual (al though the pictures are not clear, the first image shows each part with numbers)
Its just above the machine at the right side. See the first image in the manual numbering each parts, its the 14th part 'Bobbin Winder Spindle'.
And if you are looking for parts go to this link
Hope this helps, please rate and leave a comment if the solution was helpful, thanks!

Posted on Aug 19, 2011

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SOURCE: I have a Bernina 707. I believe the motor just

However you are likely looking at $300 plus not sure machine would be worth that expense if you need a motor I have one for sale
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I don't have a 707 but do have a 530-2 Record. Unfortunately, with some of these older machines, Bernina did not provide a very good method for accessing the light bulb. On later machines, the side cover would either be hinged or removable. If yours doesn't have this capability, the only way of changing the bulb is by reaching in with your fingertips, gripping, and turning the bulb to remove it and then installing the new bulb in the reverse manner (difficult for someone with big fingers). Sometimes it helps to use thin rubber gloves (like the surgical type), lightly moisten the finger tips to provide more "grip." There is also a sewing tool available that is somewhat like a pencil with a rubber suction at the end made specifically to help with replacing sewing machine bulbs. If you are creative, you may be able to fashion something similar.

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Bernina minimatic 707 - needle isn't going up and down. I've turned the hand wheel away from me but the machine isn't sewing? Is there something else I have pressed?

Ooh, do not turn the handwheel backward. Most newer machines have a lock that prevents this.

If you had it serviced recently, take it back immediately. This indicates to me they didn't address some existing issues.

It would be difficult to diagnose without seeing the machine operate. If it worked for a couple hours and then seized, I would be tempted to oil again with Tri-Flow Synthetic Lube and follow up with heated air from a handheld hairdryer. (I've had to repeat the process several times on some seized machines before they are fully loosened and operating smoothly.) However, the clunky sound could be disconcerting.


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My Bernina machine is 40 years old - a 707 minimatic but it is in perfect condition, regularly de-fluffed and oiled and had a new motor 4 years ago. A recent problem is with the tension. If I get the top...

You could try puchasing a replacement bobbin case, its possible that the tension spring on it has worn/stretched a bit. Try this website if you are in the USA - or just go to the bernina website and choose your country to find the head office in your country. They should be able to sell you the part or direct you to a local dealer closer to you.

Also clean out the top tension device if you haven't already. Turn to zero and floss between the discs. I use a clean selvage edge of a waste piece of cotton fabric or you could use dental floss or ribbon too, just something to get in there and remove any buildup. Thread, especailly darker colours, will shed dye particles and fibres and over time this can build up in the tension discs impairing their function.

Otherwise, sounds like you've had a really great run with your Bernina - if you don't already do this, then consider taking it for a service every two years too as the internals benefit from a lube on the older mechanical machines. It may be that the top tension device needs replacing to resolve your issue.

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I need to purchase some spare parts (nylon beval gear) for a bernina 707 sewing machine.

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1967 Bernina 707 Minimatic is not running freely

Have you been oiling the bearings per the guide? Try to isolate the upper mechanism versus the lower by rocking the handwheel and observing which causes the bind (take the bobbin and needle thread off to prevent jamming). You may have to remove some of the covers to see most of it. As long as no gearing becomes shifted or uncoupled, you should not cause trouble. Try taking the motor belt off to see if the motor itself may be binding. Good to see people keeping old, but still working machines running

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