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Need Embroidery Unit for Designer II

Looking for the optional embroidery unit for a Viking Designer II

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My machine does not recognize that the embroidery unit is attached. It keeps saying attach embroidery unit. Has anyone had this problem


What make and model of sewing machine do you have? I have seen this problem with a Husqvarna Viking Designer I (or similar older Viking machine). In that case, the problem was corrosion on the contacts between the embroidery unit and the sewing machine. The solution was to use an electronic contact cleaner to clean the contacts; this is one product: http://www.amazon.com/CRC-05101-QD-Electronic-Cleaner/dp/B000CCMLD0 . Make sure that the machine is unplugged. Spray the contact cleaner on the contacts. (In some cases, you should then connect the embroidery unit to the machine and remove it a few times.) Allow the product to dry before you plug in the sewing machine again.

In another case, the solution was actually easier. The owner had two similar embroidery machines. She managed to mix up which embroidery unit went with which sewing machine. Neither embroidery unit could be properly seated on the machine that she attempting to use it with. Once the embroidery unit was paired with the correct machine, both pairs worked.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Aug 03, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Upgrade it to rev 1.7


if it is an electronic unit with a os program then the manual should show where to hook up a usb cable so that you can down load the new version from the web site. from your computer.

May 10, 2015 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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How do I take off the arm


On the embroidery unit or regular unit? I have a designer
both comes off easy

Jan 28, 2015 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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Embroidery unit of Designer se


Sounds like cable has become disconnected inside machine or emb unit. Have it checked by authorized Viking Dealer. Check website http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us for nearest Viking dealer.

Feb 14, 2014 | Husqvarna Designer I

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Intermittent floppy disk drive for Husqvarna Viking Designer 1


Could need a new drive, could need a new cable, could need a new floppy disk.
Try the disks that came with the embroidery unit. If you put the same disk in 5 times will the machine respond the same way to it each time?

Oct 04, 2011 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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Am moving and need to repack my Viking Designer 2 but cannot seem to get the embroidery arm to go back all the way to the left, so it will fit back in the carrier. I have clicked the little Pyramid icon...


Hi bobbie_berry I have a Designer 1 which is simular to your 2 I believe at least with the control buttons. With your embroidery unit on you hit the needle up/down button which is next to the pyramid icon on the top row and it will bring your embroidery arm all the way over to the left. If that doesn't happen which it should you can always take your embroidery unit off and manually push it all the way over until you can it to fit back into your case. Hope this helps.
Kathy

Aug 23, 2010 | Husqvarna Designer I

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When I sew with the regular portion of my Designer One, all is fine. I've been using the embroidery attachment and when I embroidery a simple design, the top looks great, but the bobbin thread is sooo taut...


The bobbin tension sounds ok if regular sewing is ok. The upper tension unit may be the culprit in that there are loose threads or fluff causing the discs not to tighten enough for embroidery. The best solution is to have it serviced by an authorized husqvarna viking dealer. You can locate a dealer near you by visiting the husqvarna viking website and clicking on the Dealer link on the left-hand side of the page - http://www.husqvarnaviking.com
Good luck.

Oct 30, 2009 | Husqvarna Designer I

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Screen is frozen


Remove the embroidery unit and see will come on then. If not, it is probably the PC board. If it does come back on, it may be the embroidery unit or the connection. Take to authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer for service or have them send it to Husqvarna Viking (SVP) Technical Service Department for repair. A list of authorized Husqvarna Viking dealers can be found at the Husqvarna Viking website - http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us

Good luck.

Feb 26, 2009 | Husqvarna Designer I

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On 955E embroidery unit, the large black gear snapped


Welcome to FixYa. Hi - Viking has online tutorials for several of the 955E features, including embroidery. 
Here is a link to the 955E tutorials. If the link isn't active, paste it into your brower window.
 
http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us/6616_393.htm

As mentioned in the next paragraph, you can order a manual from your Viking dealer if you don't have yours. The Viking manuals aren't very expensive, and it is well worth having. You'll find detailed instructions for inserting and calibrating the embroidery arm, which happens everytime you insert the emb arm. See the Hints and Tips paragraph below.
If your machine is broken, the 955E Parts manual lists each part number in the machine, and the 955E Service Manual should provide instructions for repair. But because the 955E is not discontinued (as far as I know), the dealer might not be willing to sell you those manuals or order the parts you need. eBay often has Parts and Service manuals for sale for current model Viking machines, or you might be able to find them for sale on other web sites. Keep in mind that if your machine is still under warrantly, you risk voiding the warranty if you attempt to remove the covers and perform a "non-consumer" repair.
Some general hints and tips for inserting and removeing your embroiodery arm and navigating the Viking web site: 
  • Always turn your machine off when you attach or remove your embroidery arm or when you insert or remove an embroidery design card.
  • When you insert your embroidery arm, insert an embroidery design card. When you turn your machine back on, you should see a message on the info screen that says something like "embroidery arm will move". Press OK, and the embroidery arm will calibrate. 
  • After the embroidery arm has calibrated, place your hoop on the embroidery arm. 
  • Look at each end of your embroidery arm - you will find a connector that must slip into a corresponding connector on the embroidery machine. This connector slides into a corresponding connector on the machine. The connector on the machine has a cover that slides open and closed. If it is closed, it you might not spot it right away. You must open this slot when you attach the embroidery arm - slide the embroidery arm straight back (not at an angle), so the embroidery arm connects to the machine securely. Although you might need to nudge the embroidery arm in place, do not force it! 
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If you have additional questions or more information to add about your situation, please feel free to comment.
Cheers,' Ginny

Feb 10, 2009 | Husqvarna Designer I

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