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Bernina 830 fixed!!!

Old 06-08-2014, 03:00 PM
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And people mock the machines purchased at WalMart!!

Glad that you FINALLY got the problems fixed. Hope the 830s continue to run well for you. (Wonder why in the world d Bernina used the same model numbers from an earlier series? (that behaved well))

I know I would have been mighty unhappy if I had had all those problems with a top of the expense machine!
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Old 06-08-2014, 03:58 PM
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I bought my Bernina 830 4 years ago. For the first two years my thread kept breaking. I was so frustrated! My dealer is 2 1/2 hours away, so it's hard to go to him when I need to. Well, I finally took it to him with the thread on it that kept breaking and he chuckled and grabbed a 100 needle and put it on and NO MORE BREAKING!!! He told me the thread was too thick for a 70 needle. Fixed my problem right up. I haven't had any other problems with my 830 other than that and that was owner error completely. Now I use 50 wt. Prescencia thread on a cone with a 70 needle. It works just fine.
A size 100 needle, you must have been using some thick thread! That's the size needle suggested to use with the gold denim decorative thread. 50 wt 3 ply thread is too thick for a size 70 needle to give a balanced stitch on any of my machines.
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Old 06-08-2014, 04:52 PM
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I haven't had as much trouble as you but I have had my share with my 830!!!! If I had it to do over I would not buy it!!! Now I have so much invested in extra feet and bobbins I have to keep it!!!! Happy yours is working right now!!!!!
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Old 06-08-2014, 05:52 PM
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I have not had any problems with my 830 , it has been in twice for service , and once for operator error
being impatient I jammed the thread I just love my machine.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:19 PM
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I finally got so fed up with my 830 that I traded it for the 880. THIS is how the machine of your dreams should sew. I have not had one problem. I couldn't be more pleased with my trade. =)
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