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Trouble getting an Imperial (inches) throat plate for my Viking Tribute
Viking Throat Plates
B.W.
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Date: 6/6/13 10:50 AM

Hi, Anyone out there have success in purchasing a replacement throat plate for a Viking Tribute that is marked in inches? My Viking store had one but it had a nick in the edge of the hole where the needle goes up and down. I assumed it would snag the thread and fabric (the metric throat plate that came with the machine had no such nick) so I asked them to order another. They got more in and all of them have nicks.

I wrote to Viking and it seems like these non-decmial plates are not actually manufactured by Viking - they told me to again, contact my dealer.

Has anyone purchased one of these without a nick or is it supposed to be there? Thanks so much!

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Date: 6/6/13 11:05 AM

I have a Tribute 140c and replaced the throat plate about 2 months ago with no problems at all. I went through my Viking dealer in town.

Teresa

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Date: 6/6/13 5:46 PM

Are you sure it's a manufacturing defect? The plate on my very old Husqvarna has a small v shaped groove on it on the (back I think) edge of the needle hole, and it's a deliberate thing. Can't remember what it signifies though!

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Date: 6/6/13 6:31 PM

i have a pfaff creative performance that has the same v-shaped cutout that fatmog mentioned.

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Date: 6/6/13 7:32 PM

That "nick" is a notch for the thread to rest in.

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Date: 6/7/13 10:41 AM

Might this be the $1.29 solution? :

Sew-Classic throat plate sticker

and that's for multiples!!

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Date: 6/7/13 12:12 PM

Ah you are right, I was getting confuzzled. It's on my Pfaff QE4.

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Date: 6/7/13 12:39 PM

If it is was truely a nick or burr, the dealer could have smoothed it with a piece of emery cloth.

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