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Old 02-02-2015, 12:13 PM
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I have a machine I bought several (15 at least) years ago and it was an embroidery/sewing combination. Used it for
embroidery as I have a Bernina I use for all my sewing. I brought my machine to work today and put in our back room so instead of going out to lunch I could sew. I have learned so much just sewing on this machine. That manual sure comes in handy. Had no idea how I could move the needle around and even wound a bobbin on this one. As much as we want to bring them home and start sewing.... When all else fails READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.
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Old 02-02-2015, 12:22 PM
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It is truly amazing how much information is in a well- wrtten manual.

It is even more helpful when it is read!
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:07 PM
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I've had my Bernina 1031 for over 20 years and STILL refer to the manual occasionally! Same for my vintgage Bernie 830 and 807. I'm a believer in the manual, <wink, wink>!!

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Old 02-02-2015, 11:27 PM
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I believe in reading and using a well written manual. Unfortunately not all fall into this bracket.
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:36 AM
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I absolutely agree. I often refer to my manual, especially when dealing with the specialty feet or fancy stitches. It is a great trouble shooting tool too. Love the answer to "no power to machine" --"Plug electrical cord into machine AND wall socket". Yep, the cord was not completely plugged into the machine. At least I only looked like an idiot to the face I see in my mirror.
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:52 AM
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I have a Bernina 1530 and I still have to refer to the manual when I am doing something that I don't normally do.
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:44 AM
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And if you are buying but have to wait for delivery, go on-line and try to find the manual to read! I was pretty familiar with my machine when he came home!
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:40 PM
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I wish computer programs still came with hard copy manuals instead of HELP screen!!!!!!
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
I believe in reading and using a well written manual. Unfortunately not all fall into this bracket.
Especially when they are the size of a pocket "little black book", type at "6" and written in 4 languages! :-)

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Old 02-04-2015, 09:04 AM
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My little Brother has a great manual with pictures also. There is a troubleshooting page, and several other places for information that I like. It even came with a CD to actually see the process.
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