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Bernina Activa 135 foot pedal problem

The foot pedal is not responding. I have power to the machine as normal, but the foot pedal does not appear to be working. I have rebooted the machine and checked the connections several times.

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  • JudeKuipers Jul 24, 2008

    Same problem. Artista 165. Very rarely the foot pedal will work. Then it suddenly stops. So frustrating!

  • tuniebaby Dec 14, 2008

    I am having the same problem. I have the aurora 440QE. I've had it less than 2 years. When I press the foot pedal, nothing happens - unless I increase the speed - that seems to get it to start. Very frustrating - especially since I have so many Christmas projects I am finishing up!

  • jlprice1 Feb 02, 2009

    My machine seems to work when I use the automatic button but not when I use my pedal. It is very weak and slow! I love the machine but it's very frustrating because the machine is just now a year old... I really need some advice for this please.



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It seems to be a problem with all the Bernina Activa machines. I have an Activa 125 and replaced the pedal, made no change. It sounds as if the machine labours, slowly turns the wheel. Had it serviced and cleaned and they did not want to open the motherboard so I have it back, not fixed. Bought it in Switzerland and now in Australia I am battling to find a registered repair person whom will not charge me an arm and a leg....

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If you can get acess to or borrow another foot pedal to try I would do this first any of the Activa, Artista range fit to try. The fault may not be in the foot pedal but in the main CB of the machine. This can give a fualt of lights on but no motor drive. In this case the board would need replacing by a technician. Hope this may help.

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