Bernina 820 & 830 Troubleshooting

March 18th, 2012

This is related to MyOneThirdAcre only in the sense that it helps in Repair which is one of the 6Rs of Zero Waste.

Here are links I’ve found from owners for particular problems that are not addressed in the Manuals:

Oiling your machine

Bobbin case won’t open, gears jammed

Bobbin Sensor Problems also addresses the issue of worn bobbin sensors (which stop it from working)

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3 Responses to “Bernina 820 & 830 Troubleshooting”

  1. Kathi on December 12, 2013 3:20 pm

    Having trouble with my Bernina 820 an dlogged onto your site after a Google search.. However, your links don't seem to work. :- (

  2. Bev on February 18, 2018 11:43 am

    My Bernina B830 stoppded working. It will not swing the bobbin out once you pull down the door. Also, it is showing to gray gears on the display.

  3. Sharon Sedley on January 4, 2022 2:16 pm

    I am trying to move the “Selector Lever for plain or ornamental stitch”. It’s for choosing stitch style, and is located on the top of the machine. The lever has numbers to the left of it, ranging from 1 to 20.

    The problem is, I can’t get the lever to move. I don’t try to force it for fear of damaging the machine.

    Please — someone tell me how to get it to move.