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My Bernina 801 ground to a halt during a workshop on Saturday. Dropped it off to be repaired and was told it was a bind in the shaft (would love to know more about what that means). She fixed it and cleaned and oiled it for me. So far it is moving like a hot knife through butter.
I have found videos online that show how to take things apart. My hubby just took his laptop apart to replace a $12.00 cooling fan. He had found a pictorial tutorial. He was very slow and patient and it turned out fine. Moral of the story is maybe there is a video somewhere in cyber land that shows you how to take your particular machine apart.
Sounds to me like the DH is in favor of getting another machine. If that's the case, I'd be on that new machine like white on rice. THEN take the old machine apart and see if you can get it running. If so, you have a great back up machine.
Peckish aka Peggi
Yep...turn the power off get tinkering (with camera to see where bits go) and see what's jamming it. Sometimes it is something quite simple. You will be very pleased with yourself if you can get it going....and if all else fails put the $100.00 you would have spent on repairs toward the machine you want. Surely if you saved up the money to pay for a new machine it wouldn't be a problem for your husband.
A binding in the shaft means nothing more then the shaft was cleaned of whatever it was the was making it not turn or go up and down. I have taken the housing off every machine I have once it was out of warranty. No big deal. I can see immediately what the problem is for most mech. issues. The computer part of any machine is sealed on the inside. I don't have any fear of messing it up. It's just a sewing machine and I can get another one at Walmart to hold me over if need be.
Last edited by BellaBoo; 01-20-2013 at 10:25 AM.