Edited to add that I am hemming Seth's jeans with the 6010 and can't believe how nice the stitch quality is. I have jeans thread from Atlanta Thread and it is not only exactly the same as what his Lucky jeans are topsitched with, but side by side the stitches look identical. Kind of cool.. It sews across the hump of the seam without a hitch and without sewing smaller stitches.
My new old machine, the Viking 6010 arrived last week. I didn't get a chance to do more than unpack it until Saturday. I was excited that the exterior was pristine, and it was clean inside too. Just dry. So I oiled it and then tried to get the cam out. Seth to the rescue. He has been fixing things since he could hold a screwdriver. He took off the top of the free arm and oiled. But he couldn't get out the cam either. I emailed Debbie Cook who gave me instructions on how to take it out. No luck. Seth managed to get the cover of the cam off so that he could grasp it to take it out and then he could get the back off. It too needed lots of oil and then he noticed that the part that moved the cam wasn't moving. He took that out and the problem was obvious. The black plastic gear that goes on the stack and is how the machine makes zig zag stitches and buttonholes was cracked. So while it makes wonderful straight stitches it does nothing else. Since I wanted it for topstitching that's ok, but it's so beautiful I'd like it to work perfectly. I applied to join the Viking group on Yahoo because, Debbie to the rescue again, said that they have a listing of people who have parts for these older Vikings.
After all the oiling it runs beautifully and it is beautiful so hopefully I'll find the part I need and all of it will work well. That was on Sunday and I still haven't heard from the Vintage Viking group, so if anyone out there knows of a source for vintage Viking parts I, being impatient, would love to hear from you. But, the moral of this story is, ask if the cam can be removed! Well, probably it's also you take your chances and get what you get.
This is what I was working on
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