When I select a design from a Fantasy card, machine does not respond to selection I chose........have followed directions in embroidery machine manual and in 7570 manual. Once I got desired selection, did a 'dry run', then tried to repeat process, and couldn't get design selected, i.e., if I chose selection # 21, # 15 (or some other number) would come up. HELP ! ! ! ! I'm losing my mind over this.
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Machine designs first designator is the file name. Your machine shows the file number for the design you want. You do still need to "select" that design number shown to actually begin teh file transfer from a thumb drive or cable direct from your computer if your machine has that feature.
Here are two other possibilities other than electrical problems with your Bernina. There are embroidery design cards that were made for the 200 & 730 that simply do not work in a 180. There is nothing marked on the card or the packaging that will tell you what model machine the card will work in. I sold a bunch of my design cards on eBay last winter and I tested all of them in both a 730 and a 180 before making the ad discription. I found that most of the design cards worked in the 180 & 730, but there were a few that only worked in the 730. So if your design card is one of those that won't work in a 180, that could be your problem. You did not say if you have other design cards that do work or there is only one you tried. Possibly the card itself is bad. A static shock to the card could possibly damage it. So if you take your machine to a dealer to have it looked at, take your design card along. The 180's memory for storing designs is located in the embroidery module, not the machine itself. If that memory is filled up with other designs this can cause a problem. So your problem is most likely with the design card or with the embroidery module. Should you need to get another embroidery module, that module needs to be the same version number as your machine or it will not work. I have a. video posted on YouTube that shows you how to check the version number of your machine and module. That information is in my "Bernina check hours 165, 170, 180, 185" video. Put that in the YouTube search box and you will find my video. Plus I have other helpful Bernina videos posted.
Be sure your embroidery card is in the side slot BEFORE you turn on your machine. If you are using a pre-loaded card, you would hit the "hoop" button first. This will move the embroidery portion. Then punch in the design number. If you are using a personal card, make sure your design was actually transferred to the card. The instructions in the book are TERRIBLE!
Hi, and welcome to FixYa. If I understand your problem, the needle goes in and out of your fabric, and the embroidery hoop moves, but the machine does not actually start embroidering your design right away....did I get it right? If have time to answer a few questions, I can give more accurate instructions.
How long have you had your machine?
How long have you been doing machine embroidery?
Do you have a manual for your machine?
Look at the back side of your design - do you see lots of bobbin thread, or hardly any?
Have you taken lessons for your machine or for embroidery?
When your design is finished, can you where the machine skipped stitches?
Here a couple of things you can try (if you have already):
Make sure you use an embroidery needle, not a universal. In most cases, you should use a size 90. Change your needle after each project. A blunt need can cause your machine to skip embroidery stitches anywhere in the design.
Rewind or replace your bobbin. Make sure you use bobbin thread in your bobbin when you embroider - it is thinner and gives you better tension. If pre-wound embroidery bobbins are compatible with your machine, I recommend that you try one and compare the result with designs sewn using the bobbin thread you've been using.
Normally, you should loosen your tension a little bit when you embroider. When you look at the back side of your embroidery, you should see more bobbin thread than embroidery thread.
I owned an embroidery business for several years, and I have six different embroidery machines of my own - so with a little more info from you, I think I can help.
Turn machine off, install embroidery unit, card and button pad. Turn on the machine, press the "on" button on the keypad to turn on the embroidery unit. Select the design that you want to stitch using the keypad, thread the colors in order from the list in the book, change colors when the machine stops and prompts for the next color.