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Serger (broken) needle plate woes

mokie | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I hope someone can help me with a tough serger problem.

I have a Huskylock by Viking, model 1001L.  The needle plate broke after several years of service.  I have been in contact with two sewing machine stores in the West Michigan area that handle that brand and was told that the part I need is no longer available or being manufactured!  Everything else is working just fine, but the machine is inoperable for the want of a needle plate!  H-E-L-P!

Does anyone have any ideas?  I would rather not have to buy another serger at this time.

(One of the stores has four people with broken needle plates for this machine hoping and waiting to see what will turn up.)

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  1. jatman | | #1

    Have you tried websites that sell parts?  Here is one I found:

    http://sewingmachine221sale.bizland.com/store/page87.html

    They don't seem to have all models listed but they have pictures of the needle plates and you can probably contact them to see if they are compatible or if they can get what you need.

    Hope this helps you.

    JT

     

  2. Crazy K | | #2

    My neighbor has a Husqvarna serger and had her needle plate break.......we have an awesome independent repairman in our area and he was able to track on down for her.  I do not know the model of her machine but I think its in the 900's......    So, that being said, perhaps if you check around further, you'll find someone who has the part or is able to get it.  One wouldn't think that they change that much from one model to another, would you????  Dumb question, I know................I'm full of those!

    Kay

    1. MaryinColorado | | #3

      "don't change that much from one model to the next?"  okay  sure sure.......ha ha  in our dreams!  (don't mean to offend).

      1. Crazy K | | #4

        No offense taken.  Some are way different but others look nearly alike.  Too bad they can't have more of a standard.......at least within companies and with somewhat similar models (i.e. basic models and then different for TOL models)  Sure would make life easier for folks.......and probably the repairmen as well!

         

        1. MaryinColorado | | #5

          I don't know if this will help or not.  But years ago I was told by several different dealers that all of the sergers were made in the same country at the same factories, I think it was South Korea.  If this is true, even in part, the brand names may not have to match with the older models.  Mary

          1. Crazy K | | #6

            I've heard the same thing..........they're all made there just to the specs of each individual company.

            Kay

  3. Meg | | #7

    If you have the broken bits, you might be able to find a local person who could manufacture a replacement for you. I had a broken presser foot lifter bar once and I almost had to take the machine to a friend of a friend who said that he could make a new one for me. (Fortunately, though, my Pfaff dealer was able to source a replacement.)

    1. mokie | | #8

      Thanks, Meg.  I'll keep looking.  I hate to give up on this.

      Mokie

      1. Betakin | | #9

        Sew4less on line sells parts for older machines. You might wish to give them a try.

        1. mokie | | #10

          Thanks.  I'll check into that.  Mokie

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