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#112256 Feb 20, 2015

In the middle of my last quilting project my Bernina Aurora 430 with stitch regulator began to skip stitches every so often. I have changed to a new quilting needle, cleaned under the needle plate, changed tension, tried different thread, tried it with different batting ( I was using a dense but thin polyester batting when the problem started). Nothing has worked, I still get skips every so often. Any ideas for a fix? Thanks!

Sheryl



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#112258 Feb 20, 2015

Are you threading the pigtail on the bobbin? Also, I don't know how old yours is, but apparently there is an update a dealer can do by plugging it in at the shop. I also think there may have been 2 versions of the BSR. I got one with my 640 & when I got my 200e upgraded to a 730e with BSR, my dealer told me the newer BSR worked better than the first one I had. I don't know if he was talking about a software upgrade or a physical difference. Good luck, Connie



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#112270 Feb 20, 2015

Have you tried going up one size in the needle you use?

Jill



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#112277 Feb 21, 2015

Sheryl, I am not sure how old your BSR is, but you may ask your dealer to check it to see if it has the heavier spring. Mine was skipping bad and the new spring was the ticket. Also, the dealer can plug it into one of their 8series machines for the updates needed.Kathy Alden



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#112294 Feb 23, 2015

Thanks to Constance, Kathy and Jill for the suggestions. I have been volunteering at Quiltcon and didn't have time to respond sooner. I had been forgetting to thread the pigtail, so that helped. It still skips once in a while so I will try a larger size needle also before taking it in. I just hate spending the $$. This machine has been in many more times than my 930.Thanks again for the help.

Sheryl



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#112364 Mar 2, 2015

This may not help but one thing that can happen with the BSR foot is that the little window or lens on the bottom of the foot can become dirty or smeared.

That happened to me once when I was doing very dense quilting on a quilt that had been spray basted. I thought I had used the basting spray very sparingly but apparently enough came through the fabric via the needle or the thread movement that some of the sticky basting spray was being deposited on the lens of my BSR foot.

Even if you haven't used your BSR foot on a spray basted quilt, the lens could become dirty through just normal use and handling.

I cleaned the lens on the bottom of the BSR foot with a cotton swab that had been dipped in isopropyl alcohol and then squeezed between my fingers so it was quite dry and definitely not dripping. Obviously I removed the foot from the machine and held it upside down to do this.

Like I said, this may not be your problem but it can't hurt to check. Claudia W







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#112375 Mar 3, 2015

Sure glad that you mentioned this issue as I forgot to include it.


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