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Presser foot down, but still get error "E1"

I get an E1 message when I begin to sew. The manual says the presser foot is not down, but it is. We tried cleaning, opened it up, everything is working normal except for that error. It won't sew at all. Any suggestions?

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  • Karen Wondergem Jan 02, 2007

    Never mind, I took it apart and cursed it's name until it worked again. The thing was on the wrong side of the other thing, causing it not to work. :)

  • sewinghell Apr 12, 2008

    I get the E1 message saying the presser foot isn't down, but it is. What thing was on the wrong side of the other?

  • Anonymous Jul 12, 2008

    I have the same probolem as well

  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2008

    same problem

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    E1 error says pressure foot is up and machine will not operate even though foot is down

  • Gail Williams Sep 10, 2014

    I need a better answer for this problem.

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I had the same problem. It started after I took the cover off to fix something else. After I screwed the cover back on, I kept getting the E1 message even when the foot was already down. I took the cover off again, and I found that there is a metal tab at the top left of the front cover, that is pushed by a metal tab in the back that moves when you put the presser foot up or down. You can see this metal tab moving in the back if you put the foot up and down with the cover off. Just putting the foot down(I think) before putting the cover back on fixed it so one metal tab is on the correct side of the other metal tab.

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  • Gail Williams Sep 10, 2014

    YES!!! Thank you, thank you thank you! I had had the cover off tho replace the bobbin winder tire but it worked after that so I didn't know what had happened.

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Thank you!! I found someone else who said to have the presser foot up and put it all back together... Problem didn't resolve. Tried it this way and it worked!!!

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It worked! I thought I broke something when I opened up my machine. Thank you, thank you!

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