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Re: designer 1 reverse won't select, no light at all
The designer 1 has a weakness of the reverse pad (rubber button set) on left side of the machine wearing out and not working. You can try pushing from different angle, or pushing hard, but it most likely needs to be replaced. If you did buttonholes with the buttonhole sesor foot (foot with a wheel and a cord that plugs in), it would automatically size the buttonhole and you wouldn't need to reverse and you can use "FIX" to tie a knot instead of reverse
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did you put the buttonhole foot on?
did you put the button in the buttonhole foot?
did you pull down the buttonhole lever to the left of the needle?
did you choose the buttonhole program you want?
if you answered yes, to all these questions then it would be a good idea to have the machine checked to see why it won't make a button hole
E1: Make sure the presser foot is lowered before sewing.
E2: You chose a stitch other than a buttonhole stitch or a bar tack
stitch and you tried to sew with the buttonhole lever in the lowered
position. Raise the buttonhole lever.
E3: If you selected the buttonhole or tack bar stitch and start to
sew with the buttonhole lever raised, you will get the E3 code. Lower
the buttonhole lever.
E4: You hit the reverse button while the bobbin winder shaft was
moved over to the right. Move the bobbin winder shaft to the left.
E5: On automatic sewing machines, the start/stop button was pressed
while the foot controller was plugged in. Unplug the foot controller if
you are using the automatic function.
E6: This code tells you that the motor locked up because the thread
is tangled. Untangle the thread, make sure the machine is threaded
properly and that the proper tension is set before continuing.
Re: Reverse feed dogs on Singer 4423
Remove extension table so you can see switch on BACK of machine @ left side. Flip switch to raise feed dogs up.
If machine actually sewing in reverse - check n
Buttonhole adjustment. Reset it (located bottom right side machine)
Are you using the buttonhole foot when you try? It will look like this.
Also, there is a lever you need to pull down to deploy when stitching buttonholes. It triggers the machine to stop stitching out the side of the buttonhole, reverses then does the other side. Its a little lever up in the head near the pressure foot bar and needle bar. It will touch the sticking out finger on the buttonhole foot to trigger the reverse motion in the programm.
I have this information from a person who was a Husqvarna Designer expert:
When you just can't get to the menus at
all: Turn the machine off. Then hold down the "Reverse"
and "Pivot" buttons and power it back on. You now
have the setup screen. Touch the "Needle Down"
button and you will see the crosses.
Use a small blunt object
like the metal end of the buttonhole foot (the stylus that
came with the machine would be better ) and touch the centre of
the crosses and each will turn green. Then click on "save".
If your reverse works on other stitches I suspect the buttonhole sensor will have to be tested in the service program. It could be bad. This would have to be done by a tech. You could take a dampend q-tip and try cleaning the lens. It is just above the needle next to the needlbar on the right.
Wish I could help more.
What model machine are we talking about here? If it is a Designer 1, Reverse doesn't show up on the screen. You need to hit the Reverse button twice in succession, the button stays lit up, and the machine should sew in reverse until you hit Reverse again or change stitch.
When a reverse arrow shows on the screen, it is usually when a programmable stitch is selected and you need to hit Reverse to complete the programmed task.
Get back with more detail on your machine and the problem, and maybe I can offer some more specific help. Pamsquilt
Put on the C foot. Select the buttonhole stitch. The machine will start sewing in the bottom left corner of the the buttonhole. Sew the length that you need, press and release the reverse button and sew the right side of the buttonhole. When you get back to the bottom, press and release the reverse button again and the buttonhole will be finished and the thread will tie off and the machine will stop. If the buttonhole is what you want, press and release the Stop button and the machine will repeat this buttonhole as many times as you need until the machine is turned off or the Stop is pressed again. When repeating, you need not press the reverse. Just press down on the foot control and continue until the machine stops by itself. If you don't like the first one, just sew another one using the reverse button to set the ends.
MOdel 6430 has the stitch length and buttonhole selector on the same knob. It is the one on the bottom right side of the machine. I believe you may have selected the buttonhole by pulling out on the large round knob. You need to turn the knob back to 0 zero and push in. This should return the machine to normal mode.Adjust your stitch length to 3 and try it. The reverse knob in the center should also stick out so that it becomes operational again. sewman7