My second overlocker

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Can anyone help me with a question about a Bernina Bernette 334DS.  I got
it at an estate sale about three years ago.  It came with a lot of
accessories.  I used it while making costumes for the Bremerton Community
Theatre rendition of Sound of Music.  Now it is not working correctly.  A
friend of mine and I have tried to set the red and blue loopers
unsuccessfully.  My sister did a long distance diagnosis and seems to
think a tensioner wire is broken or missing.  Is it worth repair or should
I just drag it behind the car till it disappears and find myself a new
maching.  I can get a little Husky for 299 clearance right now.  It is
just a back up machine so I can run two different color threads at the
same time.


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Re: My second overlocker
Can anyone help me with a question about a Bernina Bernette 334DS.  I got
it at an estate sale about three years ago.  It came with a lot of
accessories.  I used it while making costumes for the Bremerton Community
Theatre rendition of Sound of Music.  Now it is not working correctly.  A
friend of mine and I have tried to set the red and blue loopers
unsuccessfully.  My sister did a long distance diagnosis and seems to
think a tensioner wire is broken or missing.  Is it worth repair or should
I just drag it behind the car till it disappears and find myself a new
maching.  I can get a little Husky for 299 clearance right now.  It is
just a back up machine so I can run two different color threads at the
same time.


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Re: My second overlocker
If you don't have a manual, you can maybe get one online.
I'll suggest you take it to the dealer, too, for a check-up, maybe it just
needs cleaning and  adjusting.

Emily



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I have an older Bernette 234-MO (bought used, when I really
didn't think I needed a serger), I actually like it better
than my new Huskylock 936 for some things.  You don't
describe how it is "not working correctly", so it's pretty
hard to help.

The first thing to try is *new* needle(s).  Be sure they are
inserted correctly.

The second thing is to re-thread *from scratch*, both
loopers and the needle(s).

The third thing I would check is whether one (or both) of
the blades has been damaged.


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???My Bernette has tension disks.  I have taken them apart
and thoroughly cleaned them when I seem to be having tension
problems, but one has to be very careful re-assembling them.

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I have no opinion on that model, I can't find anything about
it online.  If it's a $200 special I would leave it at the
store....

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I have three sergers for much the same reason.  ;-)

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Re: My second overlocker
yes, Yes, YES !  The Bernina Bernette 334DS is a keeper.  Like Beverly, I
by-pass the much newer and fancier Elna serger here and go straight to the
Bernina.
    Mine was recently tuned and then the foot control deceased but getting
her going was certainly worth the $s.  I sew a lot of premature baby
clothing and the Bernina will do the sweetest fine seam finish in the world.
    Get professional help for your treasure and enjoy it.  Trust me.  =)
Polly

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As you have messed with the loopers I would suggest you bring it to a
trained technician and have it repaired.

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Thanks for all the comments.  In reply to last, I have not "messed with
the loopers".  I have discovered it costs $169 to take the machine for
diagnosis not counting parts.  On E-bay one in working order, one goes for
$50.00.  As much as I would like to keep the machine, there is no
guarantee that it is repairable and you pay the fee regardless.  I am
going to try to donate to a women's shelter or Good Will if they will take
it.  Going to buy a little Husky serger I saw on clearance for $299.
Makes me sad but the economics of it speaks loudly.




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