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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Bernina 910 Taking Extra Sitches ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Bernina 910 Taking Extra Sitches
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Date: 10/1/13 11:02 PM

Hi! I just received a Bernina 910. It's in great shape except that it doesn't stop when I take my foot off the pedal. It takes a few extra stitches slowing down. Is this fixable with service or just part of how the machine works? Thanks,

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Date: 10/1/13 11:44 PM

Not sure if this helps but you could try the yahoo group Bernina thirty somethings they have experienced techs who will tell you what the problem and fix is.

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Date: 10/2/13 7:16 AM

If you are not accustomed to a computerized machine, there is a bit of a learning curve. I had it on my Bernina 1130, some twenty years ago. It is pretty much true for all computerized machines.

The needle is designed to make a full stitch, unless it is in needle down (I don't think the 910 has that feature). Once the needle begins its trip down-and-up, it will not stop mid-air, like a mechanical sewing machine. If the foot pedal is pressed and that needle is one hair's length into the next stitch, it will complete the rotation. My guess (and it is just a guess) is that is what is happening with your machine.

I learned to stop a stitch or two early, and then take one stitch at a time until I hit the point where I needed to really stop.
Give that a try and let us know if it helps.

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Date: 10/2/13 1:51 PM

I don't have a Bernina 910, but my 1008 goes so darn fast that it seems like it takes extra stitches. For me it is a matter of getting used to it again after using a computerized machine with a speed control. I have to remember on the Bernina to try to slow down toward the end of the seam.

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Date: 10/2/13 2:08 PM

I'd have the foot pedal checked out. My 930 did an extra 3 stitches, and it was a capacitor in the foot pedal.

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Date: 10/2/13 5:30 PM

Thanks. From my research this is either a very small problem or a very big one. I've got a pedal on the way that I'm going to try out the machine with and then head over to my trusty repair shop. The machine keeps stitching out of inertia - nothing is stopping it other than the lack of additional energy. I'd like to avoid the $100 service fee but gosh this machine sounds amazing otherwise. Its really interesting to listen to how beautiful a 30 year old machine sounds when stitching.

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