Question about Husqvarna Viking 1
My husband got me a used Viking 1+ from off the internet a few months ago. It sews just great as a standard sewing machine. When embroidering, however, the thread breaks every five or ten stitches or so. One time, it seemed to be embroidering just fine when the needle hit the threshold plate, bent and broke. My husband thinks there is something wrong with the needle tension--when it spools up to "3" or "4" on the tension dial, it is almost impossible to pull the thread through the tension disk. It's not real easy to pull through on "0," for that matter. The tension dial moves back and forth automatically while embroidering, otherwise this would probably not be a big deal. I did not notice this problem when we first received the machine, but now it seems to be getting worse. I've already tried several types of needles and sizes of thread. Is this a tension problem? It this an easy adjustment fix? Thanks for your help.
If the thread will not run through the tension mech on 0 then it is probably stuck on a tight setting. It can be a bit complicated but the tension mech can be stripped/cleaned/free'd up. Another possible cause is the path of the thread from the spool to the needle any deviation from the correct path increases the tension at the needle. If you do not know the history of the machine I would suggest a thorough clean and service.
Posted on Mar 26, 2008
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