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Bernette 46, unable to use hand wheel, needle is stuck in low position, so unable to remove it.

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Hey RM check the bobbin area and see if the hook area has any thead cought in it you might have to remove the bobbin case to see it

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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These machines are known to freeze up in the needle bar crank, even when only a couple of hours old. If it is less than a year old, a Brother certified service center will fix it under warranty.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Needle position wheel is stuck

Remove the top cover. Note where the shaft of the the needle position wheel enters a metal casting under the wheel. Old oil deposits gum up the shaft. Heating this area with a hair dryer usually frees up the shaft. Be careful you don't use too much heat that would melt the plastic wheel. Lubricate the shaft with tri-flow and work it in by turning the wheel while it is warm. If it sticks again after it cools, repeat the process. It may take several hours or days for the tri-flow to penetrate and free the wheel up.

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Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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SOURCE: needle centering wheel is stuck tight and cannot

On these machines, the shaft UNDER the centering wheel fits into a bushing, and this is what normally rotates. The wheel is fixed to the shaft. Penetrating oil needs to be placed UNDER the centering wheel but above the bushing. We solved this problem on two machines by saturating dental floss (the kind used to clean braces) with penetrating oil. Insert the floss UNDER the plastic wheel around the shaft, with the two ends sticking out the slot for the centering wheel. Then cycle the floss in and out of the area around the shaft. Let it soak and repeat. It takes some time, but it worked, and did not require disassembly of the machine. Greased Lightning also was used. Kithen grippers help with rotating the wheel.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Imagine BabyLock Serger. The hand wheel only moves

I suggest having a professional look at it, if you don't have one near by. You can try to fix it yourself, but if release the gears the machine willl most likely get out of time and not sew properly.

How to release gears on each gear are 2 set screw, usually a hex head. just turn it counter clockwise and it will release.

But remember the machine will have to be timed, which is a bit to difficult to explain over text chat.

Posted on Apr 02, 2011

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