Bernina Sewing Machines - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
First, make sure the bobbin-winding spindle (located on top of your machine) has been pushed back to the left for sewing. If it is not in the correct position, the needle will not go down and pick-up your bobbin thread. ... Make sure the presser foot is up when seating the thread through the upper tension

Bernina Sewing... | Answered 7 hours ago

It may be time to send it in for adjustment, There are several videos on youtube that you can watch that show in general how to set the timing on a sewing machine.

Bernina Sewing... | Answered 2 days ago

Normally, the belt is slipping, you need a new one.

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Bernina Sewing... | Answered on May 24, 2020

see your local dealer and tell them you have a bad power board. or l-print. this is a known issue and bernina is covering it under there 5 year warranty. the 5 volt output is faulty on some some models

Bernina Artista... | Answered on May 15, 2020

not sure it can bE check with BERNINA WEBSITE

Bernina Sewing... | Answered on May 05, 2020

Bernina Sewing... | Answered on Apr 20, 2020

Do you mean the Bernina Activa 145? If so, you can press and hold the Reverse button. The button is to the right of the needle bar; it's to the left and below the needle stop Up/Down button. The button is indicated with a raised U with an arrow at the top of the right side of the U. Note: this "quick reverse" will only work if the stitch length is <= 3mm. If you want to sew in reverse without holding the Reverse button, quickly press the button twice. Press the Reverse button once more to sew forward.

This is explained in the manual for the Bernina Activa 145. The manual is available on the support page: . The current link to the manual is .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Bernina Sewing... | Answered on Apr 14, 2020

Bernina Sewing... | Answered on Apr 11, 2020

There is a spring loaded catch on the needle bar assembly. It is designed to keep the needle bar from going up and down on command for basting. That way it can take fewer stitches while basting. Anyway, over time, with lint build up, use and not enough oiling, the needle bar clamp release can stick. It is located in the machine cover and hard to get at. It is located right at the point where the needle bar clamp (middle of needle bar) is. It looks pointed on top and about 3/8" tall and SHOULD be able to move front to back (as you are sitting at the machine. If you want to fix it your self, lay the machine on it's back to see up into the needle bar area, you can also see through the threading slot as oil it with SEWING MACHINE oil (read not 3 n1 oil) and try to work it front to back until it breaks free and play with it until it springs back every time you push it. I hope this helps.

Bernina 1008 | Answered on Apr 01, 2020

That is normally indicative of the bobbin carrier no being located correctly. In extreme circumstances a broken part or the timing is way out.

Website is pretty useless and tells you to go to a dealer. > Home > Support
All support information for BERNINA sewing, embroidery and quilting machines as well as software at a glance.

Bernina Sewing... | Answered on Mar 28, 2020

Check power status LEDS behind service panel. See service manual on how to access and interpret

Bernina Sewing... | Answered on Mar 01, 2020

Hi, there is no top cover on this machine. First the side cover has to come off then the back cover. Under the back cover there is a rigidity plate with many screws that has to come off and then you might be able to get at the take up lever mechanism. I'm not saying you can't do this but it might just be the time to have a tech go in and service this machine completely.
The thread must have slipped out of the end of the takeup lever and wound in the mechanism.

Bernina Sewing... | Answered on Feb 22, 2020

Turn the knob at the end of the lever. Or inside the lever

Bernina Sewing... | Answered on Feb 05, 2020

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