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I have the 180. The sewing neele won't come down. I was sewing and had to put in reverse and then it just stopped.

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This could be may things. Does you handwheel turn at all does your hook/race/bobbin area still move. If everything moves except the needle bar then you have a locked up basting device. If the whole machine is froze up then it could be many many different things. Have you had your machine service yearly?
Your going to want to take your machine in for repair to a bernina trained teck.
Dont let them tell you it is not repairable, That just a nother way of "saying I dont know how to fix it".

Posted on Apr 04, 2011

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Where is reverse button


Depends on the make & model of your machine. Would be best to consult the owner's manual. Mechanical and computerized machines also vary. Mechanical machines usually have a stitch length lever that, when pushed all the way up, will reverse stitch, or there is a button usually marked with an R or an arrow. Computerized machines usually have a button marked by a U-shaped arrow.

Of course, if you have a vintage sewing machine, it may not even have a reverse stitch. Instead, to sew in reverse, one would have to sink the needle into the fabric, raise the presser foot and swivel the fabric 180 degrees, drop the presser foot and stitch.

To find a copy of the owner's manual, search the internet for:
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How do I reverse stitch or backstitch?


Consult your owner's manual. Unless you have a very old machine, there is usually a reverse button. On really old machines, the sewist would have to lift the presser foot while the needle is still down in the fabric, and then the fabric is swiveled 180 degrees. On some machines, it is the stitch length selector lever. On others, it is an arrow.

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Nov 09, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Will not sew continuestly when im embrodering when i press the reverse button


It is completely normal for a Bernina 180 and other Bernina models to stitch just a few stitches and stop after first pushing the reversing button. The reason for this is so you can cut off the extra piece of top thread so it does not get caught up in the embroidery design. After you cut off that extra piece of thread, press the reversing button (hold it in till the machine starts) then it will continue with the design. Assuming you do not have a problem (a message would come up on the screen) or you are out of bobbin thread, the machine will continue to embroider till either the design is finished or it stops because you need to change the upper thread to the next color. Each time you start to embroider it will stitch about 3 or so stitched and stop. Cut off the extra thread and press the reversing button again to continue.
If this is not the problem you are having then you need to describe your problem better, in more detail.
This should help! Bill

May 26, 2015 | Bernina Artista 180

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Reverse lever won't work


take off the top again and take a good look while pushing the reverse lever. See if you can see what the problem is.

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Presser foot won't go all the way down


See my other reply on 180 foot lifter

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Looking for the reverse button on a necchi bu nova


There is no reverse button, it is a lever.The stitch length lever also reverses the feed dogs - when down, it runs forward - at zero, it does not feed at all and when moved up, it reverses the machine. Set your stitch length by loosening the thumbscrew on the vertically moving lever and sliding the plate into position while moving the lever up to the desired mark. Tighten the screw and move the lever down to sew - to reverse just move the lever up until it hits the stop to sew the same stitch length in reverse.

Jan 12, 2011 | Necchi 4575 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Thread bunching up under fabric.


Be sure that the thread is in the TAKE-UP lever. There are four thead guide the thread must pass through. From the spool through the first thread guide at #1 than straight down to #2 than up to #3 throught the take-up lever and straight down to the left of the needle and throught hte neele form fornt ot back.

If the thread is not in that take-up lever the machine will not have any top tension (or be regulated) it will flood the machine with thread and wrap around that bobbin.

Also, be sure have you presser foot int he up position while threading this way the thread will surely pass through the tension disks, Set your top tension at 4, use good quality thread (get rid of the dual duty or all purpose) All of these steps will ensure a perfect balanced stitch.

Oct 26, 2008 | Kenmore 11206 / 11306 / 11506 / 11606

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Buttonholes


Put on the C foot. Select the buttonhole stitch. The machine will start sewing in the bottom left corner of the the buttonhole. Sew the length that you need, press and release the reverse button and sew the right side of the buttonhole. When you get back to the bottom, press and release the reverse button again and the buttonhole will be finished and the thread will tie off and the machine will stop. If the buttonhole is what you want, press and release the Stop button and the machine will repeat this buttonhole as many times as you need until the machine is turned off or the Stop is pressed again. When repeating, you need not press the reverse. Just press down on the foot control and continue until the machine stops by itself.
If you don't like the first one, just sew another one using the reverse button to set the ends.

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