BERNINA 7 Series Machine Troubleshooting

BERNINA 7 Series machines are some of the most reliable and powerful machines on the market, but even they can experience occasional issues. The 7 Series collection is highly favored amongst our customers, featuring the BERNINA 790 PLUS, B 770 QE (and its enhanced version – PLUS!), B 740, the fresh out of the box B 735 and lastly but certainly not least – the illustrious B 700.

To help you troubleshoot common problems with your BERNINA 7 Series machine, we’ve gathered some tips to get you back up and running in no time.

Start stitching a sample on the Bernina 7 Series

If you’re having trouble with stitches pulling out or tension not balanced, start by stitching a sample piece of fabric. This will allow you to identify any potential issues with threading, needle type/size, thread quality/type, stitch length, pressure foot pressure and other settings that could be causing your problem. If everything looks good on the sample piece then it is likely something else causing the issues.

Troubleshoot Needle Issues on Bernina 7 Series

If you’re having trouble with your Bernina 7 Series sewing machine needle, try troubleshooting some of the common issues to get it working again. If you’re having problems with needle threading, skipped stitches or broken needles, it may be related to your machine’s needle size or type.

Make sure that you are using a BERNINA 7 Series compatible needle and check the instructions in your user manual for proper installation. Be sure to also check that the needle is seated properly in its holder and isn’t loose or bent. If you are still experiencing problems after these checks, it may be time to change out the needle for a new one. 

Check the tension settings on the Bernina 7 Series

If you’re having trouble with tension not balanced (you can tell by checking if both sides of the fabric have equal length on the front and the back) then you may need to adjust the tension settings on your machine. Most BERNINA 7 Series models come with a built-in tension adjustable feature and this should be used in order to get the perfect balance for your fabric type. Once you’ve adjusted the settings, stitch a sample piece again to check if it’s balanced.

Clean Your Bernina 7 Series Machine Regularly 

It is important to clean and maintain your BERNINA 7 Series machine regularly, in order to keep it running smoothly. Use a soft cloth or brush to remove any dirt or lint from around the hook area of your machine and pay special attention to any hard-to-reach areas, such as under the presser foot plates or between the hook race and the needle plate. If you can, try and oil your machine according to the instructions in your user manual and make sure that all of the screws are tight and secure. 

Update the Firmware of Your Bernina 7 Series

Finally, it is important to ensure that your BERNINA 7 Series machine has the latest firmware version installed. This will keep your machine up-to-date with any security patches or updates from BERNINA and will also allow you to take advantage of new features that may be available. Check the BERNINA website for details on which firmware version is currently available, compare it to what’s installed on your machine and if necessary, update accordingly. 

About BERNINA 7 Series

The BERNINA 7 Series is a top-of-the-line machine that easily rivals the performance of professional machines. Whether you’re a sewing enthusiast, quilter or embroidery lover, the 7 Series features make it easy to create beautiful, precision stitches with maximum convenience.

The jumbo bobbin lets you sew and embroider for longer without stopping and the fast 1000 stitches per minute allows you to finish projects quickly. The BERNINA Hook provides quiet and precise stitching while the automatic thread cutter saves valuable time.

Additionally, advanced editing features give you complete control over your design creation process. All in all, this series offers everything an experienced sewer could ask for! Highly recommended!

Conclusion. BERNINA 7 Series Machine Troubleshooting

By following these tips, you should be able to troubleshoot most common issues with your BERNINA 7 Series machine. Remember that regular maintenance is key to keeping your machine running smoothly and if all else fails, it may be time to take it into a certified repair shop for further assessment. Good luck!

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