I never used anything but a Singer before today, when I got a used Bernina
1090 from eBay. It is far from complete -- no bobbins, no manual, no knee
lift lever, only one foot. Everything seems to function, but I have no
idea how it works. It is very different from a Singer. I can't figure out
the bobbin, I'm not even sure how to thread it. I feel pretty stupid.
Does anyone have a .pdf of a Bernina manual that could help me out?
Maybe your local Bernina Dealer has an orientation
class, as well as the parts you need. Since you did not
buy the SM there, you will probably need to pay for
the class, but it could be a good expenditure. NAYY.
I have two berninas, an old all-mechanical one and a fancy computerized
one. I take my computerized one (I believe your 1090 is also
computerized) in at least once a year for tuning up. It is necessary
with the newer computerized models.
My advice is to take the machine to a local authorized repair/dealer
outfit and get it cleaned and tuned up. They should be able to get you
the info on bobbins and the manual and so on. Expect to pay about $80
for the tune and clean, extra for repairs if they are necessary.
liz young in cloudy california
I don't know what year you posted this but I have a 1090 manual and
knee lift lever and a million (well nearly) bobbins. If you are still
interested email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.You are welcome to them
for the cost of postage. Leanne
I sure hope Jim has finally figured out how to work his ebay purchase after owning for nearly EIGHT YEARS, but if he hasn't there's always some Johnny come lately who will drag up an old, old, old thread and offer 'help.'