Viking Sewing Machine Not Feeding Fabric?

I have my mother's old Viking and the feed teeth won't come up. I can't sew because the material won't advance. My daughter, to whom I am giving the machine, moved some buttons or knobs and now it won't work, and I don't have a manual to figure this issue out. Also, do you know where I could get a PDF manual for this machine? It's a Viking 6000.


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February 15, 20150 found this helpful
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Try a search engine run for the manual using the term 'Viking 6000 manual', something should come up.

As for your problems - this is a vintage machine and requires servicing from a qualified Viking repair tech. The problems you're describing have several causes and the tech will be able to open the machine using the correct tools, fix the problem(s) and put the machine back together correctly.

Not sure where you are so I'm not going to try to guesstimate the cost but here in the UK it would run around £100 and would include solving the problem (might be that some worn parts want replacing) plus a thorough cleaning, oiling, and checking over.

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November 15, 20160 found this helpful

hi... i have same problem with my sewing machine. its a butterfly product .the teeth won't come up and as a result it won't feed.


please what part of the machine should I tighten a little more.

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May 8, 20200 found this helpful

You probably have a huge build up of lint on the surface of the feed dogs under the sewing plate. The hard part --unless you have the screwdriver that came with the machine, is getting the plate off== it can be awkward to get the back screw loose because of its position under the head.---and if there is lots of lint, the screws will be tight. If you see lots of lint after you take off the plate--dig out the lint from between and around the dogs -- it can get quite compacted. You should probably also remove the bobbin cover and clean out the ton of lint collects in that area also. It is best to roll the machine on its 'back' to work on the bobbin area as it is just easier to see and when putting it back together the parts sit in position instead of needing to be held up in place while screwing in the screws!!!

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