Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 10 FirstFirst 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 91

Thread: Bernina Walking foot problems...

  1. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    788
    This is.what I have. It doesn't have a model number on it. I have a 430.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  2. #12
    Super Member nursie76's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    North Central PA
    Posts
    5,628
    I am currently sewing on a 450 and I have the same walking foot. Mine looks exactly like yours except the arm that goes on the needle bar looks black where mine is silver. To be clear...you are putting the fork on so the screw for the needle is in the middle of the 2 forks? I don't understand it could slip off in that case unless there is a defect in the foot. Also, the needle does indeed fall in front of the bar on the foot just as yours does. Try not to get upset, I am sure your dealer will come up with a fix. So sorry.

    Here are some pics of how mine looks. Also the box from mine.

    Needle in front of hole
    Name:  Attachment-275979.jpe
Views: 274
Size:  47.5 KB
    Attached Images Attached Images        

  3. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    788
    Yes, that is how I am putting the arm, around the screw, not on top of it like other brands.

    Your needle hits in front, not in the hole? The picture on the instructions shows it IN the hole.

  4. #14
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    SE Mich.
    Posts
    1,284
    Mine is not easy to get on. Seems I have to work at 3 things at once - hold the presser foot lever up (so it goes up a little higher than normal), slide the walking foot to the correct postion under it and also get the fork in the right position on the bar. Finally flip the lever down to lock the foot in place.

  5. #15
    Super Member PaperPrincess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    6,229
    Blog Entries
    2
    Don't have a bernina, but in your side view picture it seems odd that the foot is resting on the grey plastic machine casing. It does seem like it should be more forward...

  6. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    788
    I uploaded a video to show how.the.arm falls off.
    Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx9oO...el_video_title


    Here is the picture from the instructions that shows the needle in the hole, not in front of it.

    I'm so confused- it worked PERFECTLY for binding half the side of a quilt (the starting side), but as soon as I broke the thread so I could turn the corner, it messed up and I can't get it to work again.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  7. #17
    Super Member nursie76's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    North Central PA
    Posts
    5,628
    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321
    Yes, that is how I am putting the arm, around the screw, not on top of it like other brands.

    Your needle hits in front, not in the hole? The picture on the instructions shows it IN the hole.
    Yes, the pics are up now, hope that helps.

  8. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    788
    [quote=nursie76]
    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321
    Yes, the pics are up now, hope that helps.
    Thank you for posting the pictures- I still think the needle is hitting in the wrong place, it looks like yours is in front of the OPEN sole. I am using the closed sole, so it should be sitting further back. Your arm also comes much more around the needle bar than mine does, hence why mine is falling off (see video). It is like the cone is in the wrong place to connect it to the machine.

  9. #19
    Kas
    Kas is offline
    Super Member Kas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Renton, WA
    Posts
    1,994
    Take it and your machine to the shop where you purchased the foot. They should have a record of it, especially since you have already talked to him about it. If it is defective, they will exchange it for you.

  10. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    788
    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    Take it and your machine to the shop where you purchased the foot. They should have a record of it, especially since you have already talked to him about it. If it is defective, they will exchange it for you.
    Yeah, that appears to be what I'm going to have to do. Which means I have to go back to binding without it, because I can only get to the shop during the weekends, since they have only work-day hours during the week, and it is an hour away :( I have to get this quilt done. They are already closed for the day.


    I am so upset. A $200 foot should practically sew for itself- it should not be acting like this!

Page 2 of 10 FirstFirst 1 2 3 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.