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New designer I light doesn't work

I replaced the bulb, but it doesn't work

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The Designer 1 has 2 lights - one close to the needle and another in the throat of the machine. If either light is blown out, neither will work. You should be able to replace the lights yourself but getting it out of the machine can be frustrating. Instructions are included in the owner's manual. If you cannot find the owner's manual you can go to the Viking website at and click on the link 'Machine Updates' at the bottom of the page (right hand side). Then select All Machines, and then select Designer 1. You will be taken to a page that will allow you to download the Owner's Manual.

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