Bernina Artista 200E problem

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I have a 2 year old Artista and whenever I use the embroider I get the
thread break / bobbin out of thread warning and the machine stops.  This
happens every 30 seconds to 2 minutes.  When I push the start button it
again runs a short time then stops again.  I have had this checked by the
tech. at the shop where I bought the machine and he replaced the sensor but
the problem still exists.  The bobbin area is clean with no loose threads or
lint.  Is this a common Bernina problem?  Does anyone have a fix.  This has
happened since the machine was new.
Thank you
John



Re: Bernina Artista 200E problem

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What do you use for the following?

Bobbin thread
Upper thread
Needles

I have a 180, but my friend is the proud new owner of a gently used 200.  We had
a heck of a problem
with the upper thread breaking and also the bottom thread tension in her
machine.  We were using a
poly thread in the upper and a "bobbin thread" in the bottom.  Changed the
bobbin thread to match
the upper and voila...no more problems.  I thought the bobbin thread looked much
heavier than the
upper poly thread.

Now, I must say she had no problems with the same bobbin thread with a heavier
cotton upper thread.
I personally try to use lingerie thread in the bobbin as much as possible and
have never have a
problem.

You also might want to try either a larger or a smaller needle.  Maybe a
different brand needle.

HTH
5 foot 2

Re: Bernina Artista 200E problem
Thanks for the info .  I am not having any problem with the thread breaking,
just the sensor saying it's broken or the bobbin is empty.

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I would still look at the threads....it could be a tension problem.  Personally
I turned off my
sensor.  I found it mostly annoying as it would tell me the thread had run out
much too early, there
was still lots left on the bobbin.  Besides, I can HEAR when it runs out, as it
sounds differently.

I prefer to babysit my machine when I'm doing embroidery.  It gives me a chance
to catch up on my
reading.

Yes, I know the price of the sensor was included in the price of the machine,
but just cause it's
there, doesn't mean it is useful.

5 foot 2

Re: Bernina Artista 200E problem
Yes I had that problem and there were two reasons why:
1) My needle was in backwards.. duh!
2) My bobin thread was not the best brand to use in bernina- I have
found that VLI Basting and Bobbin Thread works the best in my can't tell
you why that would be, it just works great for me.


Also- is the thread tension too tight?  is the needle head too small?

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Re: Bernina Artista 200E problem
My 200E will do that if I've forgotten to close the door to the bobbin area.
HTH

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Re: Bernina Artista 200E problem
Hi! I, too, own a 200E, and have had the same problems as you. I have turned
off the sensor. It took a while to get used to not having a warning when the
bobbin thread was low, but it did get rid of the problem.

Otherwise we just have to be careful about the combination of threads we
use.

Good luck!

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Re: Bernina Artista 200E problem
lindamlee had written this in response to
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I don't know if this is a common problem but I have a new Artista 630E and
it is doing the exact same thing.  Haven't solved the problem yet.







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Re: Bernina Artista 200E problem
This problem sounds similar to one being discussed in a Janome group a
day or three ago and it was suggested that there was a software upgrade
to fix the problem on the manufacturer's site, so I'd suggest checking
the Bernina site for similar.

Sorry, that's all I can suggest and hope it helps?
Bronwyn ;-)

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Re: Bernina Artista 200E problem
my 185 does this and the dealer I bought it from told me to just open
the bobbin door. only problem with that is you do not know when you
are out of thread. but stops the beep and machine stop. This happens
when the bobbin is down to about a 3rd full.

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It sounds like you need to have this settings adjusted.  I also have a 185 and
my bobbin only beeps
when it is almost out of thread.  Depending on what I'm embroidering I may have
enough notice to
finish a letter but certainly not 1/3 of the bobbin left.  If your dealer really
can't/doesn't know
how to make this adjustment you can always disable the warning in your options
so you do not have to
leave the door open.

As for being out of thread, the machine does make a noticeably different sound
when it does run out.
I usually prefer to babysit my embroidery designs or at least be in the next
room and I can hear the
difference in sound of the machine when it runs out of thread if I have chosen
to turn off the
bobbin notice feature.


5 foot 2

Re: Bernina Artista 200E problem
Had the same issue- a quick stop to the dealer to get the machine
re-calibrated fixed the problem for me.  Sometimes the timing gets a bit
wonkie and it needs to be adjusted.  quick fix.



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