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Goes in reverse at odd times?
PortlandMaine
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Date: 12/31/13 11:03 AM

Hey guys -

I saw a cheap 1130 for sale but the seller said it sometimes goes into reverse without reason. She said she has not used it much in the past years because she had some kids and got too busy to sew.

The machine comes with lots of goodies - and I would love to have a more portable zz machine - as well as a quiet machine to play with when I cant rev up the big industrial.

Have you Bernina pros heard of this before - or think you would even touch a machine with a issue like this?

What do you think. It is very inexpensive.

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Date: 12/31/13 11:43 AM

Do you think it really goes into reverse at odd times, or is she accidentally hitting the reverse button? If it does reverse all on it's own it could be one of the boards. That might be expensive to fix and who knows if the boards are even still available. You might want to call a Bernina dealer and ask if they can still get boards for the 1130.

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Date: 12/31/13 11:59 AM

Hey - thank you for the info!

I think Ill let this one go to someone else.

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Date: 12/31/13 1:01 PM

In between - I heard from the School there is a bill I have to pay off with them before I can start Grand School - so I have to put any extra toward the School stuff instead of machines.

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Date: 12/31/13 1:46 PM

HATE that when you have to use money for something other than machines or thread but you made the right decision.How portable will a Bernina 1130 be anyway - thing probably weighs a ton. If you see another machine you think you'd like - go try it out...:) Do you still have your Janome straight stitch? ;)

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Date: 12/31/13 2:50 PM

I do not have the janome anymore - I have an industrial SS.

I have a cool old kenmore for a zz -- but it is very heavy.

The School has a fancy Topaz that I will be able to play with and try out embroidery! Im excited about that!

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Date: 12/31/13 8:54 PM

I think the quietest machine I've ever sewn on was an Elna Carina. I don't know if the fact that it was owned by the old sewing machine repair guy's wife, had anything to do with it. It had zigzag and some fancy stitches, it was compact and well engineered. The other very portable machine I'd highly recommend is a Pfaff 1171. The 1171 has dual feed, needle up down, low bobbin light, 1/2 speed, built in needle threader, can you tell I love my old Pfaff It wasn't nearly as quiet as the Elna, but the low bobbin light and dual feed make up for that.

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Date: 1/1/14 2:59 AM

I have missed seeing your quilts, are you showing them somewhere else on PR?

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Date: 4/14/16 7:16 PM

How much was it?

So, I'm the one that bought this machine. Drove on the worst icy roads in January to get there (that's a different story). It really did run in reverse, but since my husband is a mechanical engineer and I'm an electrical, I thought we could figure it out.

And we did. He has a nose for stuff like that and adjusted 4 or 5 little things and re-soldered a wire. Then I took it for a general tune-up where the repairman said this model could start to go into reverse when it reaches its end of life.

I use it all the time; it is fantastic. The reason I'm here is that I don't remember what I paid for it (didn't write it down) and need to know. Was it $200, 220, 300 or 320? The nice lady said I could return it if it didn't work, but it's a terrific workhorse. Much obliged if you remember!
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In reply to cherrypathats

Date: 4/14/16 8:36 PM

I don't have an answer for you, but maybe you can answer a question for me. I opened mine up because the on-off switch wasn't working. It wouldn't shut off. I found one online, but it didn't look right. My intuition was correct, the one I found would never work. But in putting everything back together, a little white piece fell out that looks kind of like a house from Monopoly. I have no idea where it goes, but my on-off switch works again and the machine is running fine without it. Any ideas?

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