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The stitch bunches on the bobbin side. The Viking dealers says parts are no longer made for the Viking 1+. A plastic part by the bobbin shows evidence of overheating. We can't believe this makes this fine machine virtually useless.

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Parts are still available. Make sure you are using an authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer. Check the Husqvarna Viking website for dealers in your area - http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us If the dealer is unable to fix or get parts, have them send the machine to Husqvarna Viking Service Technician headquarters in Tennessee. They can repair or rebuild parts no longer available. Also parts may be available from third party = http://www.pd60.net. Good luck.

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Try this to check the bobbin thread tension -
Take the bobbin case holder out of the machine. Use a bobbin that is about half full and use standard 50 wt sewing thread.
Take your needle plate (the metal plate over the feed dogs that has markings showing stitch width under the presser foot).
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The upper tension unit, look straight down from the tension unit and you should see some metal disks which the upper thread rides through when threaded. Take your small cleaning brush and brush out any loose threads/fluff there. Look down the left side of the tension unit to make sure there is none hiding.

When you tighten the upper tension unit by pushing the tension buttons on the screen, do you hear the tension disks tightening? If not, it may be the pc board or the tension unit itself that will have to be replaced.

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