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My Brother CE-5000PRW sewing machine suddenly won't sew buttonholes. It will go up the left side, but then seems unable to begin sewing to the right to make the top of the buttonhole. The thread just gets all bunched up and knotted. I'm sewing stretch corduroy using a 90/14 needle and all-purpose thread. The thread tension is set at 5, and I just changed the needle.

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  • jen_h_schill Sep 29, 2009

    Thanks! Is there anything at all I can do to try and correct this at home? The nearest Brother repair center is 50 miles away (in DC & Baltimore traffic, that's like 1000 miles), and I have sewing orders backed up all over the place...

    I really appreciate your help!



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Your dog foot on the machine is not working properly. You need to take to service dealer to have the machine serviced. There can be lint in the dog feel area or the gear is not engaging.

You can find a service center by you at link below.

Good Luck

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    Jyackle5 Sep 29, 2009

    No you can not fix yourself. You need to take machine apart to find the problem. It is a pain to remove machine housing with out the right tools. Also If you do not know what to look for you can cause more damage than just the problem you have now.




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