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Hi - hope someone can help me. I have a Bernina 121 and no manual. It seems that the bobbin winder is on - and I can't figure out how to switch it off so the needle will go on.

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Do you use the flywheel to disengage the clutch and wind the bobbin?

Alternatively, newer machines have a bobbin winder on top and usually you just flick the winder over to engage, then back to disengage. There may be a button on the front that drives the winder motor during this process.

You may find some ongoing help if you join the Yahoo Bernina virtuosa user group,
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BerninaVirtuosa/ I find user groups are a great resouce and you learn lots from fellow owner/users of your machine.

Good luck.

Posted on Apr 09, 2011

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