Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Viking Electronic Sewing Machine S225

  1. #1
    Super Member J Miller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Central IL
    Posts
    7,099

    Viking Electronic Sewing Machine S225

    OK, I know this isn't a vintage machine but I couldn't figure out where we talk about modern machines.
    Or, do we talk about modern machines ....

    Anyway we are watching this Goodwill auction and wondering why nobody has bid on this machine. Here's the link: http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=9427882

    The only thing wrong we can see is there isn't any power cord. That unto itself is not a problem, they can be had. Their photos are typically crappy and I can't see weather the bobbin carrier is there or if it has a cover. But that could be a see through plastic one too. Then there is a bit of rust and corrosion on maybe the bottom in one of the smaller photos. But nothing I see that looks really bad.

    Is there something inherently wrong with this model of machine?

    We were thinking of bidding on it.

    Joe

  2. #2
    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    9,015
    It is an electric machine , but does not look computerized. Viking is a good machine. This one was made in Sweden ( the newer ones are not) and are high quality machines. The bit of corrosion is a bit of concern as it means the machine has been exposed to mosture.

  3. #3
    Super Member J Miller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Central IL
    Posts
    7,099
    Well, we put a bid on it. If we get it we'll see what we got. If it works and we don't like it we can always give it to someone.


    Joe

  4. #4
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    13,121
    Blog Entries
    2
    Those cords can really cost - they have an odd plug. If it has a camstack the Viking's seem to crack and you can not get the parts that I know of - at least the one I had you couldn't - it may or may not have plastic parts but it would be worth the $10 for the parts maybe - specially if you have one like it - if you have to pay shipping or go get it from IL it would cost more than it is worth.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

  5. #5
    Super Member J Miller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Central IL
    Posts
    7,099
    Oh drat. Now you tell me. Well, maybe somebody else will out bid me.

    Joe

  6. #6
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    13,121
    Blog Entries
    2
    I had one I picked up - looked real nice - sewed real nice but the cam stack was broken - I took it to the repair shop and he just shook his head - he said Viking does not make replacement parts for the machines - they don't support their product the way Singer does.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

  7. #7
    Super Member audsgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    2,817
    Blog Entries
    8
    It says on the top "parts only" which would mean you could use the parts it has for fixing others of the same kind. It may be an awful lot of trouble to get it to work.

  8. #8
    Super Member J Miller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Central IL
    Posts
    7,099
    Goodwill puts "parts only" on anything they can't make run. Sometimes the reason is obvious; we bought a machine not long ago that was labeled parts only. They claimed something was wrong because the motor would run at full speed and could only be shut off by unplugging it. There was no cord block with a foot controller so they were just plugging the motor into a wall socket. I saw this in their photos and went after it. When it got to us I put on a new cord set and it sews beautifully.

    So, I was hoping this might be one of those cases. We'll see ... maybe. Cross my fingers ......

    Joe

  9. #9
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    13,121
    Blog Entries
    2
    Well, Joe maybe you will be the lucky one.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

  10. #10
    Super Member Caroline S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Spanaway, Washington
    Posts
    3,953
    I you are the winner of this machine consider it a learning experience if you are able to get her to run. I think the plus will be that she was made in Sweden, the minus may be that the power cord may no longer be available.
    Sweet Caroline

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.