20 Most Recent Husqvarna Viking Emerald 116 Sewing Machine Questions & Answers


Use a zig-zag so the stitching will not pop when the fabric stretches.

Husqvarna Viking... | Answered on Apr 23, 2019


If it's a mechanical machine, most likely the stitch width mechanism is frozen due to old oil. Apply a couple drops of liquid Tri-Flow Synthetic Lube to the stitch width mechanism and then direct hot air from a handheld hairdryer into the area. Repeat as needed until the mechanism moves freely.

Husqvarna Viking... | Answered on Nov 18, 2018


Be sure and use the correct sewing foot...the machine is probably reading the foot and won't let you make adjustments. Also make sure the needle plate is the correct one.

Husqvarna Viking... | Answered on Nov 24, 2016


could be it needed oiled regularly and it was not done .

Husqvarna Viking... | Answered on Jun 27, 2016


try a new needle
could also be something wrong with the cam that does the zig zag stitch
would be a good idea to have the machine checked to see if there is something wrong with the cam

Husqvarna Viking... | Answered on Mar 09, 2016


This is a tabletop machine. So what about picking it up and putting it on the bathroom scale?

Husqvarna Viking... | Answered on Sep 22, 2015


Use your bathroom scales.

Husqvarna Viking... | Answered on Sep 22, 2015


Did you change the stitch selection, or have it on a stitch that is too wide for the foot that is attached?

Husqvarna Viking... | Answered on Jul 15, 2015


1. Try to loosen the top tension first.
2. If this doesn't work remove the bobbin and tighten the bobbin.
3. The purpose of this is to have the top and bottom tension even. This is similar to a tug of war. Whichever way is stronger is where the knot will be going. You want the knot in the middle of the fabric.
4. Test your top tension by leaving the foot up. Pull the thread through back and forth. It should be easy. If it isn't you will need to adjust the tension mechanism.

There is a tension set document added to help you.
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Husqvarna Viking... | Answered on May 20, 2015


Check the upper tension by lowering the presser foot and pulling on the thread through the needle. You should feel resistance. If not, take a stiff brush and clean out the tension disks/dials removing any loose threads or lint. If upper tension is ok, check bobbin tension by pulling thread through needle plate opening. You should feel resistance. If not, remove bobbin case and brush any loose threads or lint from the case, especially in the tension spring where the thread is snapped into place. You may need to use a sharp needle to dig in between the spring but be careful that you don't damage it.

Husqvarna Viking... | Answered on May 10, 2015


Check to see if thread is the same size or thread type but different color if so your tension on bobbin and top needs to be ajusted

Husqvarna Viking... | Answered on Mar 26, 2015


Don't take it apart!!!!!!!!!!!! ONLY take it to an authorized Vinking dealer that has the needed trained techs, documentation and access to Viking parts.

Husqvarna Viking... | Answered on Mar 01, 2015


Check if machine is threaded correctly and that bobbin is in inserted the right way.

Husqvarna Viking... | Answered on Feb 15, 2015


There are two possibilities here; 1 you may not have the bobbin all the way down on the holder, 2 you may not have really engaged the bobbin winder. I would take the bobbin off, return the machine to sewing position, turn it off. Then turn it on, replace bobbin in position and re-engage the winder firmly! Good luck.

Husqvarna Viking... | Answered on Jan 19, 2015


it sounds like the machine needs to be checked to see if there is a problem with a part inside the machine

Husqvarna Viking... | Answered on Dec 18, 2014


Your pressure foot may need to be increased a little. When you change to a zigzag the distance is automatically decreased.You can increase the distance at the same time to overcome this problem.

Husqvarna Viking... | Answered on Dec 02, 2014


There is a screw on the bobbin case that can be used to adjust the tension. However, first I would check that there is not a thread or lint caught in the tension spring of the bobbin case. Use a stiff brush to clean bobbin case. Use a needle (or other sharp point tool), and check spring area for thread.

Husqvarna Viking... | Answered on Oct 16, 2014

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