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You can remove the rear cover by taking out two screws on the back cover and a screw at the lower rear corner on the side. With this cover removed you can see most of the internal levers and mechanism and be able to access some (not all) components.
Try here http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/viking-6440-sewing-machine-parts.aspx
If your needed part isn't available there... The only hope in that case is to find another Husky of the same model and use one or the other as a parts machine. (or part out your Husky and buy something else with the earnings..... just don't buy new plastic ones)
You should join the yahoo group "vikingsewingmachinespre1980". Bill will take very good care of you. I'm new to that group and have gotten every question I've asked answered. This is just for pre-1980 Vikings which includes the 6000 series - including the 6440. Good luck.
a quick check on your motor. If it gave a lot of smoke and really thick and heavy oily smell all of a sudden, then your capasitor blew. your machine can work without it. Test your machine to see if it still work as normal. Your motor is still good then and only needs replacing fo the capasitor. This is a common problem!!
I'm trying to find a machine similar to yours and have done much research re: the older mech viking sewing machines 6000 series. They are GREAT machines, suffering only from problems such as yours caused by the old "lube/grease" they used when it was made @ factory. In their efforts of making a "never needs oil" mech sewing machine, the grease tends to harden & freeze up the gears & cams inside the machine. You need to have it serviced @ authorized Viking shop as you have to completely disassemble the machines & gears, clean, re-lube, & re calibrate the gears... I understand this s/b ~ $175. Money well spent considering if taken care of your beauty could be sewing for another 60 yrs!
Hope this helps!