Removing the Face Plate on Sewing Machine?

My sewing machine, a Bernette 50 (gotten used), makes a loud squeaking noise when I sew, the faster I sew, the louder it gets. I oiled everywhere I'm supposed to, and a mechanic told me I could try taking it apart. It'll cost more than I can afford to get a tune-up. The problem is, I can't get the front off. I took out the screws, but I think I need to take off the stitch selection knobs. I'm afraid to just pull them off. Is that what I need to do?

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By H. A.

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September 4, 20130 found this helpful

Is there someone you can borrow a sewing machine from until you can afford to have a qualified repair tech work on your machine?

Seriously, taking apart a Bernina sewing machine is a very bad idea. Ask me how I know this.

I teach sewing, and am self-taught at sewing machine repair - Singer and Jones only because those repair manuals are free to download, and because Singer and Jones machines are very simple machines. The lovely Bernina is not a simple machine, however. Even now that I'm pretty good at repair and refurb I would never touch a Bernina, it's just too easy to kill a high-tech, high-class sewing machine.

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I got started in repair work because I stupidly tried to fix a vintage electric machine and dang near 'killed' it. From start to finish it was a nightmare.

If your Bernina is your only machine it is not worth the heartache of taking it apart! Really, see if you can borrow a machine, or see if you can talk a trained and qualified repair tech into fixing your machine and letting you make payments on the work.

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