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Persistent E1 message

My machine was working fine, then it had a thread tangling issue while a friend was using it (possibly due to incorrect threading?). Now it gives the E1 message when I push the pedal. Troubleshooting guide says this means you need to put the presser foot down, but it IS down. I have checked the threading, needle, bobbin case, etc. and can't figure out what is wrong. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

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Some machines have a presser foot sensor or switch which prevents the machine sewing if the foot is not down.

if your presser foot is down and you still cannot sew the switch or switch actuator is most likely damaged. you will require a tech to repair this.

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