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Stitch selection control panel lights flash and beeping

When turned on, machine cycles and then when I start to sew, it'll do one or two stitches and then all lights begin flashing and beeping and it won't sew. Have checked button hole lever and tried pressing reverse sewing button to reset...nothing. Any ideas?

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Actually it will be a bad zigzag pulse motor or a faulty main PC board

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Is the bobbin lever back in it's original position? it could be a problem with the computer, here is a link for a free manual, just in case you don't have one
http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/466_7462_efs.pdf

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SOURCE: Button Hole Beeping on 7462

Yes frustrating issue this one. I discovered that you need to pull down the retractable button hole guide found behind the needle threader (not visible when you are sitting at the machine).

Hope this helps, happy sewing!!!

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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