Question about Bernina Sewing Machines
Posted by Anonymous on
Ooh, do not turn the handwheel backward. Most newer machines have a lock that prevents this.
If you had it serviced recently, take it back immediately. This indicates to me they didn't address some existing issues.
It would be difficult to diagnose without seeing the machine operate. If it worked for a couple hours and then seized, I would be tempted to oil again with Tri-Flow Synthetic Lube and follow up with heated air from a handheld hairdryer. (I've had to repeat the process several times on some seized machines before they are fully loosened and operating smoothly.) However, the clunky sound could be disconcerting.
Posted on Sep 19, 2016
Are you talking about when you thread the bobbin or when you are trying to pull the thread through and begin sewing?
If you are trying to put thread on the bobbin and it won't wind, you can always do it by hand and manually loop it onto the bobbin.
What happens when you try and wind the bobbin? Does it do nothing? Does it start and stop? What is the actual problem you are experiencing? Go to your question posted on Fixya and click on the comment or reply link to answer these questions and I will help you solve this issue.
If you are trying to thread the machine to start sewing and you can't get the bobbin to operate correctly - snap the bobbin in holding the little lever open on the bobbin with your finger. When you put it in place, let the lever go and turn slightly right or left until you hear it click into place. You know you have it in the right place when it no longer turns in a circle. Then thread your needle and manually let the needle down into the bobbin area and when it comes back up, get a pair of scissors and run the blades sideways under the needle to grab both pieces of thread (one from the bobbin and the other from the needle). Then just pull enough thread and separate the bobbin from the needle and insert your material to start sewing.
Posted on Aug 19, 2011
Have you cleaned and oiled your Bernie recently? Older mechanical machines need to be maintained regularly to keep them working. Use only good quality sewing machine oil (preferably Bernina oil), NOT 3-in-1, WD-40, cooking oil, or the sewing machine oil from your grandmother's sewing basket.
Consult your owner's manual Maintenance Section:
Slowly hand-rotate the wheel and place one-two drops of oil every place that metal rubs on metal (in the top and bottom of the machine). Do NOT oil plastic gears or belts!!!
Posted on Aug 25, 2015
Testimonial: "Hi i have had it serviced an it worked for about two days than it seized up again..it has been oiled an cleaned with the bernina oil....i have dusted all the dust bunnys out an gave it a good vaccum...It is not making funny noise...kinda like a clunking noise...i hope the engine hasn't burn out..."
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