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The backstitch button on my SE-400 stopped working

It just stays in one place and won't reverse the fabric. HELP!

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SOURCE: My machine won't do a button hole - it doesn't go in reverse unless I pull the fabric. When I do, It completes the button hole

it sounds like the machine needs to be serviced

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