Buttonholer will not stitch correctly. Lever won't signal the foot to go backward
The machine stitches only tiny forward stitches when the lever is down and the machine is in either size buttonhole mode. The stitch length and width ,when adjusted, do not seem to alter the problem. It does not operate like the description in the manual. Could it be a problem with the computer in the machine?. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.
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You are stuck in buttonhole. The selector knob does not spin round and around. It is moved from Stitch 1 to stitch 14 and back. Try selecting buttonhole and then running the knob in the other direction to straight stitch. If that does not work, (1) drop the lever that senses the button hole attachment, (2) sew a few stitches backward, (3) push the button hole lever rearward, once, hard, (4) rotate the stitch selector to straight stitch.
Slide the back of the buttonhole foot "R" open, place your button in the cradle and slide the fott together so it holds the button.
Snap on the buttonhole foot on the machine.
Pull down the buttonhole lever. It has a small white plastic paddle on the end and is located up and to the left of the needle bar.
Pull the lever all the way down.
Turn the pattern selector to Buttonhole.
Place the tension on 3.
Place the stitch width control on 5 or 6.
Place the stitch length control a little below 1.
Make sure that you have some stabilizer between the layers of fabric. Use freezer paper in a pinch.
Lower the foot on your fabric making sure that the foot is not pulled forward or backward.
Make a test buttonhole.
AFTER EACH BUTTONHOLE YOU MUST TURN THE PATTERN SELECTOR OFF BUTTONHOLE AND BACK ON IN ORDER TO RESET THE MECHANISM.
Make several test buttonholes, adjusting the width and length if needed.
Check to see what pattern is selected. Be sure it isn't the buttonhole.Select straight stitch.Move the stitch length setting to 4.Turn the handwheel and see if the feed dogs move forward. Press the reverse lever and see if they move backwards. Select straight stretch stitch and turn the wheel to see if the feed dogs move forward and backward.Check the presser foot release on top of the machine and make sure there is pressure on the foot. Sometimes the reverse assembly on this machine stops working because it has the wrong type of grease on it and it turns into a hard gummy mess that won't let it work. sewman7