Hope there might be some other Viking owners who could help me understand what I'm doing wrong. I'm having trouble keeping the thread in the "Thread take-up lever"( I looked in the manual for the name of part!).
Sometimes when I go to start a new line of stitching, without any noticable reasons why the thread seems to jump out of the track of the lever. When it does this the thread forms a thread nest on the underside of the bottom layer of fabric and this has to be removed and the machine rethreaded before it will sew again.
I've checked how I thread the machine and the needle is always in the up position. Is there something else I should check? This is the first Viking machine I have ever owned but have a small lightweight Brother machine and it will do the same thing. My old Singer machine would never do this, it might come unthreaded from the needle if the needle wasn't in the highest position when I stopped sewing but the thread would never come out of the tension control. Or is this just something that these new electronic machines do and there's no explanation why.
Hope someone has some suggestions, I just sat down to sew and had it happen three times, each time as I would start a new line of stitching. Never happens at the middle or end of a line of stitching. Really aggravating when you can't figure out what is wrong!!! Chris
p.s. Just had the machine serviced, too!