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DESIGNER SE breaking needles

We have a DESIGNER SE that keeps breaking needles while doing embroideries. It has been to the repair shop 3 times and works for a very short time and then the needles start breaking again. Also it has had a grinding sound since it was new. Help!

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Sounds like the needle to hook gap needs to be adjusted, i.e. the needle is striking the hook when in the lower position. As the needle becomes dull, it probably bends slightly causing more contact and hence breaking. I would try another dealer if you think that might help., 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.

Posted on Feb 13, 2010

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