Cleaning a Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine


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by Sara Snuggerud in Sewing Tips


Remove the bobbin cover

Husqvarna Viking sewing machine is designed with a unique bobbin and hook system that does not require oil. (See exact model list below)*. Just because you don’t have to oil the sewing machine doesn’t mean it doesn’t need cleaning. Remove the throat plate, the bobbin and bobbin cover, and dust all visible areas in the bobbin area.

Heirloom Creations loves the Mini Dust-It brush for extra fast cleaning of these machines. There is a small brush that comes with every Husqvarna Viking sewing machine. After all the lint has been removed, reassemble the bobbin area. Insert a new bobbin and a new needle for the next project.

Husqvarna Viking sewing machine has been designed by Swedish engineers to use space-age materials in the bobbin area that do not require oil. These materials lubricate themselves by the friction of regular use. Cool isn’t? When you buy a Husqvarna Viking sewing machine* you never have to oil it.


Place the screwdriver under the stitch plate.




Remove the bobbin case holder


Remove the bobbin case


Brush out the lint


All clean! No oil needed.


After cleaning, reassemble and snap the throat plate back in place.



*Husqvarna Viking sewing machines you DO NOT need to oil: Any Husqvarna Viking sewing machine that use the green or watercolor bobbins. Diamond, Ruby, Topaz, Sapphire, Opal and all Designer series machines

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Machines that DO REQUIRE OILING: Emeralds, E-10, E-20

If you are unsure which category your machine lands in, contact your local Husqvarna Viking dealer or check your manual.

  1. I didn’t know much about husqvarna sewing until I read this article. I think it is so cool that you have a sewing machine that you don’t have to oil. I thought it was very interesting how the machine is lubricated through friction! I can only imagine how much headache and time that could save! I know that with sewing machines there is a lot of friction anyways, so why not put it to good use?

  2. Elaine Quetschenbach says:

    I get a lot of lint from under the bobbin case using a pipe cleaner. I have a Sapphire.

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