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My Viking Quilt Designer wigs out in the needle down setting. It makes a loud noise, the presser foot jerks up and down quickly, the light dims for a moment, then if I continue to sew, the presser foot no longer does the half lift to allow pivoting. In fact, most of the time it goes through this 'seizure' if left in needle down. If I turn the machine off for a moment it is okay for a small amount of time, then it will do the same thing after a few minutes of use. Needle down is a major feature I would like to use, but I rarely can. My machine has done this for years, even though it has been serviced. Hope you can help!

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  • gottaquilt Oct 12, 2010

    The problem with my Viking Husqvarna Quilt Designer is much like the experience many of us have with our cars - it won't exhibit the problem when the mechanic is with you, or when he's taking it for a test spin - and my machine won't act up for the technician. That's why I'm throwing the question out there online. It has some sort of 'fit' after I've used it in the needle down position for some minutes (I've never timed it). It makes an an awful sound, the presser foot jumps up and down, many times the needle goes down and sticks down, the light dims while this is happening, then I'm not able to use the needle down setting. If I turn the machine off for a moment I will be able to use needle down, but it happens quickly again. Has this happened to anyone else? Please let me know, I don't even care if you know how to fix it, I'd just like to hear from you.


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