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Bernina 530... oil can light.
I cant figure out how to get the lght off?
PortlandMaine
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Date: 5/26/12 2:10 AM

I followed the prompts in the manual -- or think I did...

What do I need to do?

Ive been sewing like nuts ... pieced one full size quilt and made a drag costume, I also FMQ an old quilt that was chanel quilted b-4.

So far I do like the machine. I wish I would have bought the 3 sole walking foot on sale when I had the chance. It was sold by the next day when I called for it.

Any help with the oil can icon would be appreciated.

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In reply to PortlandMaine <<


Date: 5/26/12 3:14 PM

The oil light will come on after 360,000 stitches. Go the lubrication logo in settings, press and it will take you the logo again that also displays a question mark. The question mark shows a demo of where to oil. Highlight the oil logo and press the OK button. The stitch counter below it will be reset to 0.

I wish it would ask if I was sure I wanted to reset to 0 before doing so because I've done it twice so far. I was checking before I answered here and removed my stitch count so I'm at 0 again
I suppose a tech can access the total stitch count on the machine.

-- Edited on 5/26/12 3:22 PM --

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Date: 5/26/12 5:30 PM

And Karen, doesn't it also come on at that point even if you've already oiled it? I believe I over-heard a conversation at the bernina shop when someone called about this very thing and heard the dealer tell the person even if you oil regularly, it will still come on...so its not something you can prevent. I did hear her tell the person the instructions to turn it off were in the manual.

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Date: 5/26/12 5:48 PM

Apparently, you are supposed to oil every 360,000 stiches so if you oil for some other reason while you're racking up the stitches, the light will still come on at the 360k mark, unless you reset the stitch count at the same time.
-- Edited on 5/26/12 5:49 PM --

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Date: 5/26/12 11:41 PM

I feel like thse are the steps I went through and there is still the oil can icon on my screen. hummm..

what part and i missing in this process?

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Date: 5/28/12 5:09 PM

there is an update for the machine to fix this icon thing ... ive never updated a machine b-4 .. interesting.

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Date: 5/28/12 7:16 PM

I just updated mine. Easy-peasy! I used the cable from my Brother embroidery machine. I read the instruction .pdf first just to make sure. I use a Mac but it worked fine in Windows on Parallels.

It's really something how we can connect our machines to a computer and have the operation of them improved! I hope Bernina continues with updates and improvements on the 5 series, unlike my Brother QC-1000, which had only one in the two years I owned it.

For anyone else with the 5-series, here's all the updates that were performed with this firmware update:

The following issues of the latest Firmware concerning BERNINA 530 and BERNINA 550 have been optimized:
1.) As the minimum speed range was adjusted too hard, precise sewing with slightly pressed foot control was difficult. The sensitivity of the foot control has therefore been revised and optimized.
2.) The piercing support for thick and heavy material has been revised and optimized.
3.) Switching from permanent to temporary sewing in reverse has been optimized.
4.) The Start/Stop-button as well as the Start/Stop-function of the foot control has been precisely synchronized, i.e. the Start/Stop button shows a slightly dimmed stopping attitude.
5.) BSR-Zig-Zag Stitches: the function as for a stitch length shorter than 1.0mm has been optimized.
6.) Die icon of the oiling notification in the display disappears automatically after lubricating (after full elaboration of process)
7.) The personally set balance concerning the respective stitches has been improved for the user.
8.) The stitch patterns: 5, 7 and 1324 have been optimized

You can go here for the update. This is for the U.S. site, anyone else can go to their site and Support> Software Downloads> Machine and Manual Updates> Bernina 5 Series

-- Edited on 5/28/12 7:24 PM --

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Date: 5/28/12 8:06 PM

im glad that it is so easy to fix .. i thought i was doing the process the way the book said to.

ill look for my usb now.

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