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My Bernina 1130 will not stitch anything but a straight stitch. Everything will work fine for about 20 minutes, then almost everything will quit working. Even the backstitch quits. The needle position also quits working. I have to turn off the machine to get it to reset. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Only sew for 20 min at a time... just kidding.

It could be a lot off stuff, could be a bit price to fix aswell.
The fisrt thing that comes to my mind is a bad S-print (mother board). This will need to be removed from the machine and mailed to bernina of america for repair. May be around $350 or so and about 3 weeks.
That is just a guess with the info you gave. It could also be a bound up slide block or bad stepmotors.
Most deffinitly will need to bring this to a bernina trained teck.
That is a great machine. If you like it then I say it is well worth the repair.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 11, 2011

  • hufstetlerho Apr 11, 2011

    Thanks for the help. I had it to a Bernina tech, but the problem was not resolved. I will yry ahain with your info.

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Agree with Nathan ... most certainly needs specialist attention. For what its worth, I've noticed that this range of machines suffers badly from dry joints on the main 'S'-print processor board .... I've had about half-a-dozen examples of the general range (with the slide-in processor/display board) that have either been stuck on straight stitch or kept reverting to straight stitch (because it's the switch-on default) that were easily got to work by separating the two boards and giving them the once-over with a soldering-iron on suspect joints and that have gone-on to have a long and useful productive life !!!

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  • hufstetlerho Oct 14, 2011

    I took the machine back to my local Bernina repair center and had a talk with them about their service. It did finally get resolved with the replacement of the board. The cost was around $70, which seemed very readonable. Thanks for the advise!

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