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THE BOBBIN WINDER DO NOT TURN TO SPOOL THE BOBBIN ON THE BERNINA MATIC ELECTRONIC

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You will have to remove or tip back the lid to get at the bobbin winder, then use a synthetic oil to oil the shaft of the bobbin winder. Try not to get oil on the rubber wheel.
If this is an older machine (817,801,810 ) the wheel might have to be replaced as they get hard and will not grip the hand wheel that turns the bobbin winder

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SOURCE: Bernina 145 Bobbin winding problem

If the winder is working without thread as it should you can rule out an electronic and motor issue. At this point it won't hurt to remove the two screws on top and lift your top cover off. Take a close look at your winder and see if there is any thread or anything wound around or blocking it. There are one or two screws that will adjust the eveness of your bobbinwinding but I don't think this is part of the problem (just a slight turn for that until the bobbin winds evenly). There is a spring beneith the winder that may have popped loose, check that but if the little arm snaps back and forth thats ok. The spring should be in the second tooth of the gear notches.
I hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Bernina 180 - winding thread onto bobbin spool

Also it is quite possible that the small circuit board (P-print) just below the bobbinwinder that the motor plugs into has gone bad.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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The bobbinwinder spindle is on the top of the machine on the right.

Try to turn the spindle with your fingers. If it is turning easily, good. If not, see below.

Push the spindle to the right and it should turn when the handwheel turns.

If the spindle does not turn properly, remove the two screws that hold the top cover on. DO NOT REMOVE THE SCREW THAT IS ON THE SMALL BLOCK NEXT TO THE BOBBINWINDER SPINDLE.

The top cover will not remove because of the handle. While lifting up the cover, peer under to make sure that there is a small rubber tire on the under side of the bobbinwinder spindle.

If the tire is there, place a small drop of oil on the spindle and turn it until it frees up. Try not to get oil on the tire, it will make it slip. Wipe it off if it gets oily.

Replace the top and retry.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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SOURCE: bobbin winder "washer"

It's called the
"bobbin winder friction ring"
You can find one on the site below for $1.50 or so.

https://www.vintagesingersewing.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=42&osCsid=7697cebcf0714ac3da8b2c1101c98365

It's the last listing for machine parts.

Hope this helps, please rate this if helpful
thanks
moni

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

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SOURCE: bobbin winder stopped working

Either the winder rubber has worn down, or there may be some residue on the winder rubber, ot the winder may have seized through lack of oil which is quite common in that case it will need to be replaced

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