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Needle holder falls off, won't stay on. It's done this before but stopped for a while. I don't even see what holds it on there. I am so irritated with it.

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My husband used a 5/64 allen wrench to reattach my needle holder. There is a small black set screw directly above the screw that you tighten to hold the needle in place. I just looks like a small black hole, but there is a screw in there. Use the wrench to tighten it and you should be good to go.

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My footup and footdown button is stuck and I keep getting an E1 error on the screen. Do I need to take it in for repair or is there something I can do to fix it? Machine will not sew because of the error...


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If you've got a manual, look up the page for trouble shooting, this error message may be listed iwth a solution. I'd also suggest that you remove and clean out the bobbin holder. This is the little black piece you put the bobbin into. It has possibly dislodged if you've had a jam up. You will need to unscrew the two screws holding the needle plate down, take out the needle and pressure foot to give yourself some room too. Put the bobbin holder back into position lining up the red markings on the holder and the stopper, your manual should show images of this.
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