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feed dog/backstitch problem
on Husqvarna Viking Classica 100
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Date: 8/9/13 8:10 PM

So, I bought a Classica off of eBay and it arrived today. It powers up and the awesome huge foot pedal works. Bobbin case is good. Exterior is good. Handwheel moves freely. The shipper did an excellent packing job - no damage at all.

The feed dogs/backstitch don't work. I took the needle plate off and other than a little fuzz, nothing appears to be amiss to my untrained eyes (I have a Classica 105 already!)

Does it maybe just need a degunk/oil job or is a $$$$ part busted? I am going to take it in for servicing ASAP.
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Date: 8/9/13 10:05 PM

Sewing in the wrong direction. Not zig-zagging etc. :'(

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Date: 8/10/13 12:57 PM

Dang, sorry it has to go in to the shop. Hope it is a simple fix and not $$$$$.

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Date: 8/10/13 2:29 PM

I keep trying to get the rear faceplate off (seems to be only one screw to remove) My DH even tried but we are fearful of really forcing it.

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Date: 8/10/13 5:46 PM

There is a link online on how to remove the rear panel on other old Husqvarna models.I have a different Husqvarna model,there is a second screw behind the thread pin on that model.Good luck !

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Date: 8/10/13 6:21 PM

I think you probably also have at least two screw holes even inset into the plastic on the bottom of the motor cover edge and into the metal base, which is all in one with the back that you are trying to force off of there like that, and if you succeed that may be, just because you have even broken out the plastic there that may need to hold in those screws. Then it could never get fastened down in that same place, just the same way again. Unless you velco'ed it down maybe later instead. So blind force is a bad thing. Also probably held on, to the back of the needle bar area, maybe even with a lever- don't know as I don't have that machine.

Also that is not even where your feed dogs are at all, (they are under your stitch plate instead) so I don't understand what you are even trying to do actually.

Also why I prefer to buy a used machine for me, even just at the walk in Goodwill Store, where I can actually even always test sew on it, even if I have to sit cross legged on the floor there to do that, and even just see if it works good, before I give anyone my money.

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Date: 8/10/13 9:22 PM

I got the cover Aka rear faceplate off. I was correct that just one screw holds that section on - the small cover behind the arm has one screw, too (I knew this already from messing with my 105.) The metal dealie in front of the stack of grey discs (cam stack???) Is not working correctly; I think it is out of alignment/dirty etc. My 105 had the same problem when I got it.

I'm fairly confident nothing is lethally wrong and I called my Joann's that sells and services Husqvarna/Viking and they think my diagnosis is probably correct. I cleaned visible black goo out, lightly oiled metal parts and used a pipe cleaner around and under the feed dogs to remove lint and fuzz.

The machine did sew in the correct direction for a bit. I think it is just dirty, gunky and needs TLC from a professional mechanic. I'm saving up
$79 for the fee.

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Date: 8/10/13 9:24 PM

My 'local' Goodwill has no SMs :'(

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