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Smoke and a burning smell came out of my Husqvarna Viking 180 sewing machine. I have been informed that the condenser needs replacing. However, it is proving difficult and expensive to get a technician to replace it, as they would rather sell you a new machine. Can I buy a condenser myself and fit it? Where can I buy one and how much would it be?

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You could try but you may find it advantageous to also buy a service manual for your machine before deciding if you can undertake this repair yourself.

You may want to just shop around a bit for another sewing machine tech who is willing to undertake the repair. I've found those that work from home or just pick up machines from a store rather than actually being based at a store are often more willing to fix an older machine rather than Sell you into a new machine.

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