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I keep getting the bl sound when trying to make automatic button

I keep getting the bl sound when trying to use automatic buttonhole feature using buttonhole attachment on my janome sewing machine

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I'd forgotten to pull the little lever down that abuts onto the buttonhole foot! Simple!

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