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Kristi Brown
Kristi Brown
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Date: 9/9/12 8:20 PM

My Viking 630 apparently needs a new needle bar frame. Also, it probably needs a new electronic part since the needle down function doesn't work anymore. The needle bar frame repair ALONE will cost $300, however, neither my repair shop nor I can find the part.

Supposing the part is eventually found, and I completely have this machine repaired, I could buy a brand new machine (or at least new to me). I love this machine, but don't want to throw money away on a machine that might have other breakdowns when I can't find the parts. I can't even find another complete machine to cannibalize.

Do I give up on my machine, hold out and hope parts will turn up, or find something new? I can't afford more than about $750, but there are some pretty good machines in that price range.

ThePadre
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Date: 9/9/12 10:01 PM

For now, I'd suggest putting out feelers for the part you need for the Viking while buying a replacement, unless you need the money provided by the trade-in. If the parts eventually turn up, as from a donor parts machine or the like, then you can have the repair done and bring the 630 back to life. As you say, you can get a nice machine for the cost of repairing the Viking.

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Date: 9/10/12 12:09 PM

Ask you Viking dealer if they have any used Lilies of Platinums.

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Date: 9/10/12 12:27 PM

do you know the part no. If you do put that into ebay and see what comes up. You can also put the part no. and look on google.
hope this helps

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Date: 9/10/12 12:37 PM

Maybe you can look the parts of that on Amazon, if the parts are there you can check it's price and that is free shipping also.

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Date: 9/10/12 2:00 PM

Maybe you can use your old machine as a trade in.

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