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I bought a used Bernina 930 Record sewing machine a few months ago and I had it serviced and it works great except that the foot pedal doesn't do what the instructions say it should do. It should stop needle down upon retapping the foot pedal but this machine insists on stopping with the needle up 100% of the time I tap. Any clues what the problem is? I own a Viking sewing machine as well and that machine stops needle up and also needle down when I lightly tap on the foot pedal and so I'm thinking that the Bernina should operate just like my Viking. Am looking forward to your input. Thanks. Maria

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  • busterang Apr 14, 2011

    I think there must be something wrong with the foot pedal. It just will not react when I press on the back of it and I've tried dozens of times trying to get it to move the needle to the down position. Maybe the wiring is damaged somehow??? I do sew on the machine and love it's performance but I really wish I could control the needle position like I do my Viking machine.




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Let me say that is a fine sewing machine. I have the fix for your issue. Your sewing machine has an electronic system that takes the needle to it's highest point when ever you take your foot off the pedal, the front side of the pedal. If you tap the back of your pedal with your heel the electronic system will take the needle down into your work. If you again tap the back of the pedal again with your heel the needle will go up. In short the front side of the pedal is for full speed sewing where the needle can stop in the full up position at anytime. If you want more direct control of your needle then simply use your heel on the back of the pedal.
Regards, Tony

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    Iron Apr 14, 2011

    I understand. Yes, if you cannot control the needle with the back of the pedal then something is definitely wrong with the pedal of the wiring. Pedals, like machines, have to be tended to from time to time. I would suggest going to your neighborhood sewing/vacuum shop and have the pedal looked at. Fixing those are usually not expensive as there is not a whole lot to them pedals.





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