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Thread: Bernina 1630 Service

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    I have a Bernina 1630 that I would like to service. My husband is very mechanically inclined. He has serviced my other machines, built a computer, etc. He would likely do a good job with it if we had a service manual. Does anyone know where we can get the service manual? First challenge is is in getting the case off. There seems to be some sort of latch that prevents it from coming off. Does anyone know how to remove the case?

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    Your Bernina dealer should be able to get you a service manual. I own 4 Berninas but I would not think of having anyone but the dealer take care of the service. My husband can change the oil in my car and rotate tires etc. When it comes to computerized stuff I wouldn't take the chance of making a mistake. While there are much more expensive Berninas out there now in it's time the 1630 was the cream of the crop. As a quilter I did not like the 16 different directions the needle could go. It made for a less stable straight stitch. I would let the dealer handle that machine.

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    Thanks, and I understand what you mean. For any repair or adjustments I will take to Bernina dealer. Just want to be able to clean, oil and lubricate.

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    I can see what you're saying about wanting to clean, oil, ect yourself. I would so like to be able to save the $ they charge not to mention the wait time while it is out being worked on. Honestly even though my husband is also very handy and great with computers I'd be scared to death that we'd mess something up big time. I love my Bernina but the price was enough to make me think twice about opening it up ourselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting D
    I can see what you're saying about wanting to clean, oil, ect yourself. I would so like to be able to save the $ they charge not to mention the wait time while it is out being worked on. Honestly even though my husband is also very handy and great with computers I'd be scared to death that we'd mess something up big time. I love my Bernina but the price was enough to make me think twice about opening it up ourselves.
    Big ditto here. Though, I'd LOVE to take come classes on current machine service and repair.

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