How to take apart a husqvarna sewing machine

How To Take Apart A Husqvarna Sewing Machine?

A sewing machine has been a part of our life for centuries. We use a sewing machine to sew other dresses or some minor alterations. It saves us some money and energy from going to the tailor. Having a sewing machine also gives the pleasure of buying new clothes and threads for different colors and contrasts to sew. A Husqvarna Viking sewing machine has been in the market since 1872. It was first made in Sweden. Among other brands, such as Jenome, Brother, etc. a Husqvarna Viking sewing machine stands out because of its high-end technology and cutting-edge features. It can do straight stitches, zigzag stitches, etc.

A Husqvarna Viking sewing machine needs to be cleaned once a month. To clean it properly, you will need to disassemble it. After taking apart the machine, it can be cleaned with a small brush or paint brush, it also needs oiling and lubricating, you can use pure sewing machine oil for this purpose. In this article, we have discussed several features of a Husqvarna Viking sewing machine, some methods of how to take them apart, some tips for taking care of a Husqvarna sewing machine at home, etc.

Key takeaways

  • Tools, materials, and methods to take apart a Husqvarna sewing machine and then a detailed description of how to take it apart.
  • Process of taking care of the machine at home to make sure the Husqvarna sewing machine is in the best of conditions.
  • Causes of damage and remedies for the damage.
  • Safety tips and some do’s and don’ts that you need to make sure that your sewing machine is working properly.

Why Take Apart A Husqvarna Sewing Machine?

Why take apart a husqvarna sewing machine
Why take apart a husqvarna sewing machine

The Husqvarna sewing machine is an electrical device. It is mostly used for household purposes, although, you can sew you’re your clothing, soft dolls, quilts, etc. with it. But be careful before using any heavy fabric with it, such as leather, velvet, etc. as these fabrics may break down the machine.

By rigorous use, the machine gets dirty and it needs cleaning and dusting. If it has been used regularly, then it needs cleaning once a month for proper functioning. This is not difficult to clean a Husqvarna Viking sewing machine, all you need to do is to take apart the machine carefully for this cleaning purposes. After taking part, you can reassemble it again when it is done in an organized way.

The Process to Take Apart a Husqvarna Sewing Machine

Before you take apart your Husqvarna sewing machine, you have to know the parts associated with it, which parts you can disassemble, and which are not to disassemble to protect the machine from damage. You will also need some tools and materials for this project. You can get these tools and materials from a local craft store. Below we will name the tools and materials that you will need to disassemble the machine. We will also give the names of the parts which are needed to disassemble through the cleaning process.

Tools and materials you will need

Tools and materials you will need
Tools and materials you will need
  • Hex wrenches
  • Screwdriver
  • A pair of pliers
  • Small brush

Removal of the front cover

  • Unplugged your machine from the power source
  • If it is needed, unscrew the covers
  • Unscrew the back panel to lift it out
  • Unscrew the bottom of the sewing machine
  • Remove the visor
  • Loosen the stitch selector

Front Part Needs

  • Removal of stitch selector
  • Unscrewing the front panel
  • Unscrewing the handle

Disassemble Part by Part

  • Remove the needle plate by using a pressure foot
  • Keep the small pieces of hardware organized
  • Loosen the screws to remove the front panel
  • Go through the manual to know what parts to remove and how to remove them
  • Keep your small pieces separately by parts

Description of How to Take Apart the Husqvarna Sewing Machine

The Husqvarna Viking sewing machine needs to be well-maintained. To take care of this machine, it is recommended that you disassemble the machine part by part and do the cleaning, then you reassemble it. It can be done easily with some precautions. Below we will discuss how to dismantle a Husqvarna sewing machine.

1. Remove the front cover

Remove the front cover
Remove the front cover

Make sure the sewing machine is switched off. It is a crucial step to unplug it before cleaning. Before unplugging the machine, read the manual thoroughly. Press the hinges that are located at the top of the machine to separate the visor. It is necessary to identify if your model has some covers or not, in that case, unscrew them. Afterward, work on the back panel. Loosen the screws from the back panel and then lift it. Later, work on the bottom part. Unscrew the bottom part of the sewing machine to remove the stitch selector.

2. Disassemble the front part

Disassemble the front part
Disassemble the front part

You need to dismantle the machine, not only a single part. So, work part by part. Remove the needle plate that is connected to the pressure foot to remove the top visor. As you have removed the stitch selector, it’s time to unscrew the front panel. Later, unscrew the handle. It would help to remove the front part of the sewing machine. Read the manual and learn which parts you can remove. You need to disassemble the machine at a time. Make sure you are taking apart your machine in an organized manner, and mark or categorize the parts, if needed. This will help you for an easy installment later on.

3. Remove the needle plate

Remove the needle plate
Remove the needle plate

A needle plate is a metal plate that helps the fabric slide through the machine. Metal plate covers the feed dogs. Use hex wrenches to remove the needle plate by loosening the screws and lifting off the cover of the plate. Keep the plate and all the screws in a safe place.

4. Remove feed dogs

Remove Feed Dogs
Remove Feed Dogs

Feed dogs are closer to the needle plate, they have small, triangular-shaped teeth that help move the fabric. Locate the screws of feed dogs that are under the needle plate to remove them. You can use hex wrenches to unscrew the feed dogs. Once you loosen the screws of the feed dogs, keep them in a safe place and remember their placement while reassembling.

5. Remove the bobbin case and bobbin

Remove the bobbin case and bobbin
Remove the bobbin case and bobbin

The case of the bobbin is a small, circular case that holds the bobbin. You need to locate the latch to remove the bobbin case. Once you know where is the latch or the lever, lift out the bobbin case carefully. After the removal of the bobbin case, you can remove the bobbin from the case by pulling it out.

6. Clean the machine

Clean the machine
Clean the machine

After removing all the major parts, it is time to clean the machine. You can use a small piece of fabric or a small paintbrush to clean off the lint and debris from the exterior or interior part of the machine. Clean the needle plate and feed the dogs as well. Do not forget to oil the moving parts or surfaces of the sewing machine.

7. Reassemble the sewing machine

Reassemble the sewing machine
Reassemble the sewing machine

After cleaning and oiling the machine, you need to reassemble it. After replacing the bobbin case and bobbin, tightened them securely. Reattach the needle plate and feed the dogs by holding the screws in place and tightening them securely. Then, replace all the covers and tighten all the screws properly.

How to Service Husqvarna Sewing Machine at Home?

How to service Husqvarna sewing machine at home
How to service Husqvarna sewing machine at home

Husqvarna sewing machine is generally used for household purposes. If any part of it is not working properly, you can take care of it by yourself. You can follow the following to take care of your machine.

1. Replacement of needle

To take down the needle, loosen the set screw and take the needle out from the bar. This is the way you replace the needle on the sewing machine. If you want, you can place a new needle and tighten the set screw. Maintenance of needles is a crucial part of a sewing machine.

2. Fixing the tension to the sewing machine

This machine has a touchscreen display to see the number of tension dials. As we know, the higher the numbers, the more of a tension, the lower the numbers, the less of a tension. You can sew on a piece of scrap fabric to see the tension setting. Then, you have to see if the thread is too tight or too loose. In this case, you can adjust your tension. Next, you have to check if you threaded your machine properly or not. Afterward, wind the bobbin. This will stop any inconsistent tension. This machine needs regular cleaning. The debris of the tension spring can affect the tension of the unit.

3. Oiling the machine

First, you have to switch off the machine and unplug it as well. After that, take out the bobbin, pressure foot, and needle plate. Clean the detached parts. Use a paintbrush for this. Then, remove the race. Clean the lint. Oil the parts that are moving. Do not oil gears or any plastic parts. Oil the race area. Later, oil the needle plate and race area. 

4. Changing the bulb of the husqvarna viking sewing machine

Remove the light bulb remover. it has a deep hole that is marked as “out” which is near to the current bulb. Then pull it out to remove it. Place your light bulb remover with a shallow hole that is marked as “in” near the replacement bulb. Place the light bulb remover with the replacement bulb. Then, push your new bulb.

The Importance of Taking Care of the Husqvarna Sewing Machine

The importance of taking care of the husqvarna sewing machine
The importance of taking care of the husqvarna sewing machine

The maintenance of a sewing machine is important. Oiling and dusting should be done regularly which will ensure the prolonged lifespan of the sewing machine. Over time, it will accumulate dust and lint that will result in rust. That is why, the maintenance of the moving parts is important. Opening the moving parts and cleaning them properly will ensure that the machine is running smoothly. Regular maintenance will save us from unnecessary costs of repair or replacements. In addition, if we are taking regular care of our machine, it means it produces high-quality of working without jamming. Doing regular maintenance also ensures that all the electrical and mechanical components are safe to use.

10 Safety Tips While Using the Husqvarna Sewing Machine

When you are using an electrical sewing machine, some of the features could be daunting. If you do not follow safety, you might end up damaging your machine.

Below 10 safety tips are given.

  1. Fingers away from the working area: when you are using your sewing machine, keep your fingers away from the sewing machine, preferably, keep it 1 inch away from the sewing machine. If you do not know about this safety measure, go to a local craft store where you will get tools that will help you to not put your fingers in danger.
  2. Keep your hair away: if you have long hair and if you are not careful, then your hair may get caught up with the machine. You can avoid this mishap by pulling your hair back with a hair tie.
  3. Stay focused: if you are sick or taking medication, it will be difficult for you to focus on your work. Stay away from the sewing machine until you can focus again.
  4. Needles work properly: before you start sewing, check that your needles are intact and there is no damage in the needles. A damaged or broken needle can destroy the fabric.
  5. Take out pins: make sure to take out pins before you start sewing. Running your needle over pins can break them and they can fly at you which is dangerous for your eyes.
  6. Know your machine: If you are using, thick and heavy fabric material, use the industrial machine. A household sewing machine may break down from such usage.
  7. Mindful use of electricity: when you are using a sewing machine, you are also using electricity. Be mindful of not using frayed, damaged chords.
  8. Check your machine: when your machine is making any grinding or rattling sound, it means that it needs maintenance. Take proper care of your machine by regular dusting, oiling, etc.
  9. Servicing your machine: you should service your machine every 2 years. Take it to a professional to avoid any mishaps.
  10. Turn off your machine: turn off your machine when you are not using it. Unplugging each time after finishing a project is a great way to save the machine and some bills.

5 Do’s and Don’ts While Using the Sewing Machine

There are certain features that you should keep in mind when you are using a Husqvarna Viking sewing machine, you should also refrain from doing certain things, as well.

They are given below:


When you are using your sewing machine, you should do 5 things which are given below.

  • 1. make sure you have the perfect height for the work table.
  • 2. work with proper lighting.
  • 3. take general maintenance of your machine.
  • 4. check the right tension of the bobbin.
  • 5. make sure all the screws are tightened securely to operate the machine properly.


When you are using a sewing machine, you should not do 5 things that are given below.

  • 1. do not use the same needle after eight hours.
  • 2. do not rush to finish your project.
  • 3. do not use the turn-off button of the socket, use the turn-off button of the machine.
  • 4. do not use the stop/start button when you are not using the machine.
  • 5. do not use any tool to pull or push the fabric through the machine.


Are Viking sewing machines good quality?

Among other brands, such as, Janome, Bernina, and Brother, Viking sewing machines are well known for good quality and construction.

How old is the Husqvarna Viking sewing machine?

The Husqvarna Viking sewing machine has been on the market since 1872. It is well known for its cutting-edge features and high-quality construction.

How much does the Husqvarna Viking sewing machine weigh?

Husqvarna Viking sewing machine weighs 15 lbs. It is easy to travel with and its button control lets you sew without the foot control.

What is the best thread for the Husqvarna Viking sewing machine?

40 wt., Rayon threads are the best for this machine, cotton, and polyester can also be used in this machine.

Can a Husqvarna Viking sewing machine sew leather?

Yes, a Husqvarna Viking sewing machine can sew leather, velvet, and other fabric as well. Straight stitches, zigzag stitches, etc. can be sewn with it.

Final Thoughts

As we have already discussed, a Husqvarna Viking sewing machine is operated by electricity. It needs proper care when plugging and unplugging the machine. Before starting the cleaning and oiling process, this machine needs to take apart. The instructions manual from the manufacturer is needed throughout the process, or else, it will be difficult to reassemble it again. This cleaning and oiling do not cost extra from your pocket. If you are organized and not prone to losing small pieces, you can do it by yourself without any hassle.


Hey I’m Sherry Howes an expert in sewing, knitting, crocheting, and embroidery. With a passion for fiber arts and a talent for crafting, I Have spent years improving my skills and sharing knowledge with others. Whether teaching a class or creating a new project, I’m always excited to share my love of crafting with the world. I like researching new techniques and trends in the crafting arts community.

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