Question about Bernina Sewing Machines
On the right side of your machine, below the hand wheel, there is a small knob. When you are free hand quilting, darning, etc. you can turn that knob to the right until the dot on the knob is pointing to a small picture that looks like a crazy railroad track :)
After you want to sew again, you must turn that knob back until the indicator is pointing to a small picture that looks like 3 tiny mountains above a dotted line. Once you turn it back and start to sew, the feed dogs should pop back up.
If you have your knee lift in and tend to lean your leg against it, sometimes it slightly lifts the foot as you are sewing and with the Bernina, it drops the feed dog when that happens.
Posted on Dec 26, 2018
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Bernina 1008 feed dog problem.
Your machine needs oiling. The feeddogs are stuck. Could be in several places. You would have to remove the back and side covers to get to what needs cleaning and oiling. Especially behind that knob. Just removing the covers is a job so I can't recommend you do this unless your trained. But you can try. Don't forget the screws beneith the machine. But really, there is too much behind the handwheel for a novice to deal with. Maybe see if you can just let some sewing machine oil just run down behind the feedog knob and work it alot.
Posted on Feb 07, 2009
If you have a drop feed mechanism make sure you have not dropped the teeth down by mistake, make sure you have enough pressure on the foot, remember you should not be able to pull the fabric through by hand if the teeth are up
Posted on Nov 01, 2009
On a Bernina 1130 the power on-off knob and the feed dog raise and lower knob look similar and are next to each other on the end of the machine, making it easy to lower the dog assembly entirely, without realizing it. Make sure you didn't accidentally lower the entire feed dog assembly by turning the feed dog knob: you can tell as you turn it if the dogs are up or down. On the Bernina 1130 the knob, like the power should be in the horizontal position to be working both feed and power.
Posted on Aug 11, 2012
Even if you select a longer stitch? Have the feed dogs been dropped for darning? Otherwise, your mechanical machine may be seizing due to old oil that has solidified.
Wheel on right side that controls the needle up and down is very tight...
Posted on Sep 08, 2017
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