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My machine will not sew buttonholes

When selecting the reverse action for the buttonhole it will not do it, can you help please?

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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.
Rick

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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