On December 10, 2012, I started a new job at Purdue University, working in the Operations and Maintenance division for the telecommunications division. This is a full time job but I was hired on a temporary basis for 1-year. I was lucky enough to have full benefits like a regular, permanent employee. I spent nearly the entire year installing wireless internet throughout the campus. Everything from academic buildings, dormitories and sports stadium venues, it has been quite an experience. Through the whole year, I continued to repair sewing machines. I had no guarantee I would be employed past my 1 year contract. I had no extra time for posting to this BLOG over the past year.
So here we are on December 11, 2013 and I have been hired on full time and moved to the Electronics shop. I will continue to work on sewing machines but will have limited time to post.
I have always tried to answer any questions that come up concerning posts from the past via e-mail.
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Sunday, February 24, 2013
Pre 1980 Viking Husqvarna. The 6000 series
6430 Pictured above
I have had the opportunity to work on several 6000 series Viking machines in the past year.
They are in a class of their own and do require some special handeling.
Every one that I have delt with has had a crack in the internal cam and needed to be replaced.
Other common problems are slugish operation, stuck in reverse and no zigzag.
Whatever Viking used for lubricant back then turned to glue over the years and needs to be completely cleaned and re-lubed.
These machines are extremely popular to many seasoned sewers.