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Thread: I am soooo frustrated!

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    I have one machine--a wonderful Bernina 830 (the old one). It's usually a work horse but tonight it STOPPED WORKING! The needle & bobbin do what they are supposed to do but the seam does not happen! I'm sitting here with a broken leg and finally have enough energy to finish a beautiful quilt and nothing is happening! HELP, Somebody! Anybody!

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    Try a new needle, rethread, and rewind bobbin?

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    Did you change the needle and put in the wrong size...has happened to me...

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    new needle- rethread (completely from the spool to the needle- and new bobbin--
    after a good cleaning in the bobbin area-

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    new needle- rethread (completely from the spool to the needle- and new bobbin--
    after a good cleaning in the bobbin area-
    and? just a thought, did you put the needle in the right way. Some machines are picky if you put it in back to front.

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    Hope u fix it!!

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    I have the same machine and it is really a workhorse. Take the top plate of the arm off and clean it well inside. Then put in a new needle and rethread. Remember to put the flat side of the needle to the back. Hope she will work for you.

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    Hope the above suggestions help! That is frustrating!

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    One thing many for get to do is clean all the fuzz out by the bobbin. I was told DO NOT use the air cans for computers, it just blows the fuzz toward the back getting in the motor. I use a new makeup/cosmetic brush.

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    When that happened to me, one time I had the needle threaded right to left instead of left to right. The next time my needle had slipped down just a smidgen from the shaft making it too long to catch the thread but not hitting the bobbin case. If it is not picking up the thread to make a seam, it's something usually very minor to fix.

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