Question about Husqvarna Viking 1
The hand wheel on my Viking 6430 is stuck so my needle bar isn't moving to sew. I removed the knob as well as the panel and when I push the pedal to sew, the bottom gears are turning, but the belt isn't because the inner part of the hand wheel is stuck. I've attempted to lube it up, but it's still not budging. I don't have the manual just yet, I'm currently waiting to receive a downloaded version that I purchased online. Please let me know if there's a way for me to fix this problem myself, and if so, how.
Also the hand wheel itself broke when I was attempting to turn it (old plastic), and though I glued the piece back on, I would like to know where I can buy a replacement because I'm not sure how long it will hold.
Any help with both of these would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance! :o)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
MOdel 6430 has the stitch length and buttonhole selector on the same knob. It is the one on the bottom right side of the machine. I believe you may have selected the buttonhole by pulling out on the large round knob. You need to turn the knob back to 0 zero and push in. This should return the machine to normal mode.Adjust your stitch length to 3 and try it. The reverse knob in the center should also stick out so that it becomes operational again.
Posted on Jun 05, 2008
You will find that it was most likely the top looper has moved to the left too far, undo the looper clamp and press the looper to the right by about 3mm. Then turn the machine over to see if it still hits anything, when the top looper comes up past the bottom looper there should be about 0.5mm clearance between the two. Try this first please.
Also the arm shaft may have moved. Trace the shaft back to where there is a clamp type crank with usually a hexagon head clamp screw. Loosen this and set the top looper so as the eye of it is just past the needle when it is all the way up and to the left.
You are correct in not using the machine under power, turn by hand when you think it is correct and make sure there is nothing hitting.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
bbragg77 is mostly correct. It is not the camstack. Although they will crack, but that is all together another problem. It is the stitch length/reverse mech. You can manually work it back and forth to free it and I like to use break cleaner to get it free then re lubricate. A good service shop can put you back in business. And yes Viking does not support 6000 series machines any longer.
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
Your stitch length dial is stuck. Your machine is in need of oil. If you open the back of your machine and see the bit that moves when you turn you stitch length dial. oil that bit and warm it with your hair dryer. It should become loose. It take a bit of warming and working the oil into the machine. You have to repeat this process a few times.
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Posted on Jan 26, 2010
Make sure that the bobbin winder stop is up. That is the little black post below the bobbin winder. If it is pressed down, the machine will not run.
Posted on Feb 09, 2010
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