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Is it worth fixing? Bernina Record 930 Electronic

Old 01-13-2016, 10:57 PM
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Default Is it worth fixing? Bernina Record 930 Electronic

I recently became the owner of a Bernina Record 930 Electronic as a purchase at an estate sale. I really wanted the cabinet and the machine was just a bonus. Several months later, I decided to try out the machine. It sews like a dream on straight stitch but will not zigzag or do any of the decorative stitches. I have consulted several repair persons and none gave me any answers without bringing it in and right now I am not able to transport it. My question is does this sound like something simple or am I better off to just use it as a straight stitch machine. I have several machines so I really am not pressed to use this machine but I love the way it sews.
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Old 01-13-2016, 11:03 PM
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There may be a little spot under the top cover that needs oiling.

Also a youtube done on an 830 with that problem:

Hopefully it's just a simple thing like that.
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Old 01-13-2016, 11:11 PM
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Hope DresiArnaz is correct and you have a working bernina.
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Old 01-14-2016, 05:18 AM
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Be sure and let us know if you find a fix.
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Old 01-14-2016, 05:29 AM
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I have a Bernina 830 Record and it sews beautifully. If you can fix it, your efforts will be rewarded. "Nothing sews like a Bernina, nothing". Guess you can tell that I am a Bernina girl! I love my 830 Record, 440QEE, 330 and my 750QEE.
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Old 01-14-2016, 06:12 AM
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They are going for around $700 on ebay. This might help you decide if the repair is cost effective.
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Old 01-14-2016, 06:23 AM
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Definitely worth fixing but you have to find a good repair person.
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Old 01-14-2016, 07:34 AM
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Did you look at this info?

I have a Bernina 1020 and a 1530 both bought new from open boxes. It just may need basic servicing.
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Old 01-14-2016, 07:39 AM
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I recently bought an 1120 that couldn't sew in reverse when I picked it up.

My DH is very handy, and he took the cover off, cleaned and oiled where needed and it sews in reverse beautifully now.

I would definitely have it looked at. I have owned a Viking, 2 Pfaffs and now a Janome 8900 and I can tell you that nothing I have had sews like that little machine.
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Old 01-14-2016, 07:44 AM
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Here is a fix for an 830 that won't do ZZ or patterns
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