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Old 09-05-2012, 09:03 PM
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I am a Bernina fan and I just bought a Bernina 930 for $25. There was just one foot and no case, but the table part is there and I have taken it apart and cleaned it which by the way it was hardly a speck of dust or lint in it.

It has a silver bar on the front and by the manual, it looks like the thread goes under the bar twice be for it goes to the take up lever. I cannot figure how you get the thread behind the bar. It sews wonderful with the way I have it threaded and I am thinking I just cannot see the thread in the picture and it is really not behind the bar. I will be searching for feet. It sure seems like I have stumbled across a real jewel. I walked away thinking "Whoopee".
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:29 PM
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Here's a pretty straight forward diagram:


It doesn't look like the thread goes through the bar at all. To me, anyway. I'd say you got yourself a good deal.

Gad zooks! I'll say! From eHow:

The Bernina Record 930 Electronic sewing machine was a groundbreaking piece of equipment when it was introduced in 1978. The Bernina 930's 26 stitches, customizable stitch widths and needle positions and a motor that will knock your socks off make it a highly sought-after machine even today. This model sells on auction sites for well over $700."

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Old 09-05-2012, 09:44 PM
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I recently bought an 830 for $20 with all the feet, case etc. but had to buy the control and am repairing the cracked camstack gear....but these machines are worth their weight in gold. Congrats.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:11 AM
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What a great deal!! Enjoy!!
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:39 AM
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You basically got the deal of the century! My Mom has a 930 and has willed it to me...she has given it a workout for many years since she got it new in 1980. I have a 1030 which is the next one they made...but her 930 is even better.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:46 AM
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Bernina Dealers will tell you that the 930 was the best machine that Bernina ever made. I have had mine for 25 years and have never had a repair. You did get the deal of the century. I have seen them on e-bay and it is close to what I paid for mine. Owners are not trading them in. I will never trade mine in. I have other newer Berninas and my 930 is my "good ol' trusted friend" that I will never part company with. Enjoy.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:23 AM
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The silver bar on my older Bernina doesn't do anything, the thread just runs across it.

I read this info I though was interesting for the 930: If the serial # starts with 24 or 25, and it has the correct pedal, it has the "heel tap needle up/down" feature, so when you need to turn a corner, for example, you just tap the back of the pedal with your heel, and the needle goes down. Both hands are free to turn your project. Tap it again, and the needle goes up!(930s built before 1984 do not have this feature.)

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Old 09-06-2012, 06:40 AM
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What luck, I can't believe you can get a Bernina at such a great deal. Congratulations!
I have Berninas and would not have anything else, they sew great!
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:16 AM
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Congratulations. I have a friend that has the 930 and even though she has had several other Berninas has also kept her 930 as a back-up machine.

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Old 09-06-2012, 08:31 AM
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Green with envy over your super deal. Congratulations!
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