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The stitch width selector on my Viking 6020 is stuck. I can't remove the cam. It will only straight stitch and nothing else!

It is stuck on 0 which also has the buttonhole stitch symbol.

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SOURCE: Viking Husqvarna Model 6020 stitch selector will not turn.

look at the cam gear. This is the unit that the cam connects to. It could have a crack or be split completely. If there is a crack the cam stack will have to be replaced. The parts are hard to get and a good technician is needed.

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SOURCE: My husqvarna viking 6430 will not sew a straight stitch. Even at width setting 0, it still has a slight zigzag.

Maybe there's a problem with your straight stitch needle plate .Try looking at it. Read Sewing machine reviews.

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1.Turn stitch width knob to "0"
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I hope this helps!

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