I have a Bernina Virtuosa 153 and sometimes, not always, when I start sewing my needle thread gets caught up underneath as if the take-up lever is off or something.
I called and called my dealer and we went over every possible problem and so I finally drove to her store (1 1/2 hours away) to show her what exactly it does. She has not been very easy to work with since the day after I bought this machine nor was she any easier to talk to now. She is one of those “I am woman hear me roar” business scary women. Well at least thats what I call them. She intimidated me, really. But I wasn’t about to be miss know it all and think that I was right, if I was truly doing something wrong, I wanted to know. And so my stinkin’ machine wouldn’t bunch-up while she was watching. It did it once when she left the room. Go figure…
She said maybe it is the thread I use, see how fuzzy it is…I use all Guttermann thread and it was fuzzy because it was in my pocket.
It is probably the foot you are using this is for your embroidery stitches…..well I just started using this foot the other day and this problem has been going on for probably over a year.
I know 8 other people that own this machine and some of them experience this same problem.
I love this machine for everything else about it and I wouldn’t give it up but I wish it wouldn’t do this.
Does anyone else own a 153 and experience this?