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Needles hit lower looper

I am having the same problem and can't figure it out. Have tried adjusting.

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Adjustment needs to be made by authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer. You can find a list of authorized dealers near you at the Husqvarna Viking website - http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us If your local dealer is unable to adjust, have them send it to Husqvarna Viking (SVP) Technical Service Dept in Tennessee for them to do the repair.

Good luck.

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