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Changing light bulb on viking designer 1

This is so simple, someone MUST have the answer. Both light bulbs have burned out and I bought replacements. I can't even remove the one right next to the needle, so I will worry about that another day. The main one under the shield came right out, but when I put in the replacement bulb, it still doesn't work. Since I was wise enough to buy more than one, I tried another one to see if I didn't just have a bad bulb. That one didn't work either. My sewing machine repair shop is closed due to a flood. Is there a fuse to replace or some other simple solution? I'm in the dark here (literally).

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When one faulty, both do not work. replace faulty one & both will then work.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008


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I finally took my Designer 1 to a repair shop. Evidentally the connection was loose on one bulb and the other bulb was broken off and that was why I couldn't get it out. Thanks for solution suggestions. I feel better knowing that I couldn't have fixed myself anyway. That is why God invented repair shops.


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SOURCE: Husqvarna Viking Designer I breaking needles

Dls8864's suggestion was a very good suggestion - make sure the metal stitch plate is pushed all the way to the back. Also make sure that the thread is feeding freely - if it is catching on something it can cause the needle to be pulled aside and make it break. Does the design fit properly inside the hoop you are using? If the foot and/or needle strike against the side of the hoop, that will cause a breakage. Is the bobbin thread okay - not making a bird's nest underneath?

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