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Looking for replacement cam

I have a 30+ yr old Viking 6440 sewing machine and have lost one of the cams. Please help me locate a source for the "E" cam that creates the little hearts. I still have the other five and everything is working great.

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I have a bunch of cams. Almadiva2@yahoo.com. The cams don't really work on my machine so I could send you E.

Posted on Jun 17, 2013

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I found out that the cams for the 6000 series are no longer available through Viking repair or dealers. I will check on eBay to see if anyone has parts available there.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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