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Viking Sapphire 835 Running Slow?
What could the issue be? Cleaned and Serviced in September.
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Date: 3/27/13 11:06 AM

I was winding a bobbin a while ago, and it was winding very slowly, with the petal to the floor. I had the speed set on fast, too! I got the bobbin wound with no problem, just slow.

After I finished winding, I did some test stitches. It ran slow on fast, petal to the floor. I unplugged and re plugged everything on the machine. I tested again, and it still ran slow.

What could this be? There was a power outage this morning, but the machine was off. I am working on a project that has to be finished Friday. Is my motor dying on me? How can I fix it? I'm concerned about repair cost. A normal clean and service is 100$ in my area.

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Date: 3/27/13 11:59 AM

Sounds like it could be the motor. Can you use your machine without the pedal and if so what is that like. Maybe a bad pedal. Either way it's going to need service, a dirty machine wouldn't cause this. Don't think you machine was fried or it wouldn't work at all.

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Date: 3/27/13 12:11 PM

There is no way to run the machine without the pedal. I don't know if the machine has a belt or not, if it does that may be the issue. I'm thinking it's either motor or foot petal now.

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Date: 3/27/13 12:13 PM

I hope you figure this out. I have this problem with a completely different machine. After another try it always does the speed it is supposed to do though, so I have my eye on it - I think it is a pedal problem.
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Date: 3/27/13 1:42 PM

I would take it apart and see if anything is in the way slowing things down. I removed the better part of a spool of thread from the gears of an Elna a few months ago. I suspect that is why the last owner gave it up, works great now.

If there is not something causing mechanical problems it is likely the motor.

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Date: 3/27/13 2:33 PM

My Bernina 1230 was doing that and it was some worn, replaceable parts in the foot control.

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Date: 3/27/13 3:52 PM

I wouldn't actually take it apart. Gad - probably the foot pedal, and it could have been a fried part after the power surge. When you aren't using your machines, it is a good idea to not only have them off, but unplugged. BUT, it might just be not connect to the outage at all, you never know but it sounds like a pedal problem.

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Date: 3/27/13 4:22 PM

I would not take everything apart but everyone who owns a sewing machine needs to be able to take the panels off to get to the bobbin area and the thread uptake/ tension area to at least clean if nothing else.

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