I know a lot of you live in places where it’s easy to come home from a day of thrifting with a handful of amazing treasures. It’s not so here with the one small thrift shop in town. It’s definitely not a treasure trove like any other thrift shop I’ve ever been in, so you may understand my exuberance when I saw this sewing machine!

My new Husqvarna!

Well, it wasn’t actually me that first saw it. I got a call from Cam at work who’d ridden by on his bike and seen this Husqvarna sewing machine in the window. He told me I should go by and have a look. Before hanging up I asked him what my limit should be on purchasing it. He suggested $200 and I much more sensibly suggested $35.

Cam’s not completely out of touch when it comes to what old or used sewing machines are worth. I already own a Hasqvarna sewing machine that my mother in law so generously gave me. Cam knows the value of this machine and what a workhorse it is.

My beloved Husky

So when I went to have a look I was immediately dispirited. This machine had a case, the manuals and all the original gear it came with, all in excellent condition. It was clearly going to cost more than my $35. The woman showing me into the display window area was sorry to tell me that it didn’t work. I found that hard to believe seeing it’s condition and guessed a part of the problem was they didn’t know how to work the Husqvarna machine which are notorious for being non intuitive. I asked her the price and she said $5.



She seemed as glad as I was that I was taking this machine home, telling me she was worried she’d have to throw the machine out (!!) if it didn’t get sold before too long. She was surprised and happy that I already had a similar Husqvarna.

My new Husqvarna!

Turns out my machine is a slightly newer version of this new found one. I was right that a big part of the problem was that no one knew how to work the machine. It does need some work as it’s not picking up all it’s stitches but it runs really well. There’s a quilting shop in the next town over that specialises in Husqvarnas so we’ll see to servicing it the next time I’m passing through. This will make a great second machine for Lily and Leif to use.

My newest find!

eta. I photographed my manual and put it into a pdf for someone who found an old machine without the manual. I’m happy to share this pdf if you also need the manual for a Husqvarna 2000 model 6430. Just comment and let me know!

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316 Responses to My New Husqvarna 2000

  1. Astrid says:

    Hi Annie,
    my mother has got a Husqvarna 2000 SL 6460 which has not been in use for presumably decades and the stitch cams got lost a few years back when moving house. I intend to put it to use again so I would like to know whether there is anything I have to take into consideration. I hope that it will work without those cams. And do you know whether modern feet and such fit the older models?
    Thanks a lot!

  2. Michael says:

    Hi there!
    I’d really appreciate if you could send me the manual!!
    Thanks a lot!

  3. Sven-Egon says:

    I do not know about sewing machines very much but first time i saw this one i knew that it got the wings. This is a life-time tool and i saved it from way to garbage. I was pleased to make my mother happy – it was nicely in case and everything. Only there was this but – some of the program caps and user manual was missing. I tried to find this manual but this is a 1971 year model… My mother veronica is a journalist – and she makes and creates all kind a handycraft, writes how to do it – people really likes it…
    I’d really, really appreciate if you could send me the manual!
    Thank you so much!

  4. Deepak Datt says:

    i want to buy belt for husquavarna sewing machine model 2000. please do reply m in real need.

  5. paul says:

    Ji. It would be great to get the pdf for the Husk. 2000. My retirement project is acquiring older machines (bought out my own pocket, donated by friends, etc.), repairing them, & donating them to individuals or organizations (14 so far to 3 orgs. & 2 indiv.). I’ negotiating on a Husk. 2000 but need the manual.


  6. lorena says:

    hi…i’ve just found today my “new Husqvarna 2000” in actually in the rubbish, here in switzerland…
    could you please send me the manual???

  7. Annie says:

    Not sure what to tell you, Deepak Datt. I think you’ll have to contact Husqvarna themselves to find out where to buy a belt for the machine. Good luck!

  8. Lauren says:

    I have a Husqvarna 2000 too it was my mum’s but alas no manual and am having tension problems
    can you please send me the manual too?

  9. Vicki says:

    I was given one of these machines but no manual to know how to drive the machine quite different from my old Janome which died. Would you be kind enough to send me the manual please so I can continue to sew.

  10. Tash says:

    Hi Annie,

    I have just chanced upon a husqvarna 2000 6430 and it doesn’t have a user manual. I don’t really know anything about sewing machines so I can’t tell if all the parts are included. It does have about 7 different foot fittings and the system colourmatic knobs B,C,D,E,F. I’ve plugged it in and it seems to be alive but I’m not sure how to thread it up. Would it be possible to get a copy of the PDF you mention in your post?

    Look forward to your reply.



  11. Terry Nyman says:

    Hi I am also looking for the husqvarna 2000 model 6030 manual. I was hoping you could send me the PDF copy you mentioned. Please and thank you.

  12. Tamara says:

    I’m wondering if you could kindly send me the manual for the Husqvarna 2000? I’ve been using my mother’s old Husqvarna for the last 17 years without a manual. I’d really love how to know how to do more than straight and zigzag stitches! How wonderful you picked up a machine for a bargain price. Mine’s about 30 years old and is still in great condition (probably because I don’t know how use it properly).

    Best Regards,

  13. Jenny says:

    Hi, I’ve just bought a Husqvarna Sewing Machine 2000 Sweden Model 63 60 from my local charity/op shop here in New Zealand. I have tried to find a manual online without luck so would be thrilled to receive your PDF! Thanks so much for sharing! :-)

  14. Stacey says:

    I’d love it if you could send me the manual.

    I just inherited this machine from my late grandmother.


  15. Cynthia Royle says:

    Dear Annie,
    My husband wrote a letter on my behalf but he got the name wrong so here we go again. I started a sewing group in the retirement village where I live. We get together on Friday mornings, help each other with our sewing projects and do lots of chatting! Most of our equipment has been donated and one of the machines is a Husqvarna 2000. model 6430 but we have no instruction book and we would be very grateful if you would send me the pdf copy. I love the idea of people all over the world connecting through their interest in sewing. Thanks for taking the trouble.

  16. Melody says:

    I just purchased a Viking HUSQVARNA 6020. It’s not nearly as beautiful as yours but I hope it works as well as everyone says they do. It does not have a manual howwever and I would so much like to have a copy of the manual if it is possible.

    Thank You

  17. alice says:

    Hi there.

    I would love a copy of this manual please.


  18. Lene says:

    Hello, i’m looking for a manual to my husqvarna 2000 seewing machine and come here to your page. Do you share?

  19. Soo Powell says:

    Have found the same machine at an op shop also, but no manual with it.
    It would be fantatic to have a pdf copy.
    Thank you. Cheers

  20. Linda says:

    I got a 6460 from my grandmother but she had lost The manual. I would appreciate it so much if you could mail it to me!
    I’d be forever grateful!

  21. Melissa says:

    Hi there. I have the husqvarna 2000 6430 and after a few years of it having a quiet life I have gotten a hairless Chinese crested dog who requires some serious outfits. My memory and my machine are refusing to buttonhole. I would love a PDF of the manual to save the day. Thanks, Melissa

  22. anke says:

    I got de Husqvarna 6430 from my grandmother and she also lost the manual. I would be very grateful if you would send me the pdf copy.
    Regards, Anke

  23. Carol Ann Trullard says:

    My sister-in-law bought a Viking 6460. She tested the machine at the garage sale and it worked, however when she brought it home, it started sewing as soon as she plugged it in. She fiddled with dials and buttons and got it to stop but now the presser foot won’t come down all the way. I tried to get a manual on line for her but they want me to pay with Paypal and since I recently had my credit card hacked (through Paypal) I can’t take the chance. Are you familiar with the 6460 at all? Would the manual for the 6430 help her? Thanks for any help you can give us. Cat in SE Mich

  24. sonja says:

    I learnt to sew on my mum’s 6430 many years ago and have now been given it. Unfortunately the manual has gone astray so I would be delighted if you would share the pdf with me as I can’t remember how to do a buttonhole so have a few part finished projects!! Many thanks

  25. Ginger says:

    Hi there, I have also been given a fine husky without a manual and all these cogs, I cant seem to work out.
    It would be grateful to have a pdf copy
    Regards Ginger .

  26. Majka says:

    Hi Annie, I’d really appreciate it if you could send me the manual as well! Many thanks!

  27. Viia says:

    Hi, I just bought a 6460 without a manual. They probably aren’t exactly the same but can you please send me your manual pdf? Without it I am lost as this is my first machine! Thanks so much!

  28. Miia says:

    Hi; I have a Husqvarna 2000 sweden 63 60 and I would be more than grateful if you could send me a pdf copy of that manual of yours. I live in Finland and I’m haven’t been able to found it from here. Sorry for my bad english :D And thanks
    Best regards Miia

  29. Jennifer says:

    I desperately need a manual for my 6430 which I recently inherited if you wouldn’t mind sending :) Thanks much.

  30. pam says:

    Hi Annie, enjoyed reading your post. I would be most grateful to receive your pdf manual as I have the Husqvarna 2000 but have never had a user manual with it. Thank you


  31. George says:

    Hello Annie,
    would appreciate a copy of the manual for Husqvarna 2000.

    Many thanks.

  32. Satu says:

    Hi Annie

    I got a Husqvarna 2000 6440 on emergency-loan from my Mother-In-Law, but she didn’t have a manual. Extensive googling offered little assistance, only your blog. I’d be really grateful for a copy of your manual if you still have it.

    Best regards from Finland

  33. Jacqueline Antar says:

    Would love to have a copy of the manual. I have a model 64 40. If you are able to send this to me, thank you very much in advance.

  34. John says:

    Would love a copy of the manual.
    I’m into making kites & found this machine in the metal recycling bin, took it home, got it going – but no manual

  35. Nessye says:

    Hello Annie
    I would be very grateful if you could send a copy of your Husqvarna 2000 64 30 manual. Mine is misplaced.


  36. Erika says:

    Hi Annie,

    I also was given a husqvarna sl 2000 from my sister. I didn’t come with the manual and I would love to know what all the knobs and buttons do. I really think its great that you thought of sharing this valuable information so others will be able to get the most out of their machine.



  37. Julia says:

    Hi there!
    I’d really appreciate if you could send me the manual!!
    Thanks a lot!!!!

  38. Jacque Antar says:

    Thank you for the manual! I have a 64 40 but this manual is going to be just great. I am looking to buy cams “B” and “D” do you have any leads?

  39. Grynae says:

    I would really appreciate a copy of the manual for the sewing machine. Just picked one up today and its goi to need some work.
    Thanks so much.

  40. siv therese Bekkevold says:

    I’d really appreciate if you could send me the manual!!Thanks a lot!

  41. Annie says:

    I don’t, I’m sorry, Jacque.

  42. jym says:

    La machine à coudre Husqvarna 2000 model 64 40 de ma belle-mère vient de nous faire un délire….
    Lorsqu’on la branche, elle se met à coudre toute seule => un court circuit dans la prise double (alimentation+ pédale)
    Quelqu’un pourrait-il me transmettre un plan électrique de cette machine car les condensateurs et résistances sont grillés (plus de valeur lisible)?
    Je vous en serai reconnaissant
    Merci d’avance

  43. Aslaug Vestböstad says:

    I would really appreciate a copy of the manual for the sewing machine. Just picked one up today and its goi to need some work.
    Thanks so much!

  44. eb says:

    Hi, just picked up my Husqvarna 2000 model 6430 at the annual flee market for about $ 8 including original (but broken lock) carry case
    I would really like to get it in working condition
    Would greatly appreciate a pdf copy of the manual


  45. Anh says:

    Hi Annie,
    I inherit the Husqvarna 2000 model 6440 from mother of my partner, but the manual is in Dutch as she is a Dutch lady. I love this machine to bits. But there are some functions I could not figure out. I’ll very appreciate if you could send me the manual in English.
    Thank you very much.

  46. Charly says:

    Annie, I just inherited this machine, it has more of a promotional manual…all in Swedish. So please send me a copy of your manual! Thanks!

  47. Simon says:

    Have just inherited a Husqvarna 2000 from our neighbour. Would love a copy of the manual. Thanks!!

  48. claire Hunt says:

    I have found my Husqvana 2000 64 30 and do not have a manual would love to do a bit of sewing if you could please send me a copy.

  49. Nikki says:

    Hello! I just bought a Husqvarna 2000 6430and its orange! Fell in love with the colour but have no idea how to use it- didn’t realise it had cams even until it was mentioned in one of your comments on here. Would you please send me the manual pdf ? Hopefully I can figure out what is wrong with it- the thread take up lever doesn’t go up and down properly to start with! Thanks in advance, Nikki x

  50. Cindy Groen says:

    I was just given a Husqvarna 2000, model 6430 and I have no idea how to use it. I would very much appreciate your emailing me the user manual. Can you imagine, it was found in the dump! It seems to be in working order. I just need a new light bulb…and a users manual. I am so excited. Thank you very much for posting yours on-line.

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