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The machine keeps giving me an error message with a diagram showing the foot should be down. It is, but it won't sew anything. I can thread a bobbin, so I know there is power to the machine. Also, when I put part T on (the regular foot) the little black button on the side does not seem to grab on to anything, so the foot just hangs and flops up and down. Prior to this problem, the machine was working fine. I've turned the machine off and on thinking it would "reset" itself, but that doesn't seem to work either. Thanks for your help on this.

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That presser foot with that black thing that is just flopping around... well when the presser foot is down that thing should be locked into the side hole. when you have the presser foot up, put it into the side hole, fiddle with it, move it around til you find that hole, then drop the presser foot it should be locked on it now. That T presser foot needs that.

Posted on Aug 26, 2010

  • dstrentz Aug 26, 2010

    Thanks for the tip. However, I've tried to do that and it still failed. The little black thing on the side has a spring on it and it seems like it should fit snuggly into the hole. However, it only does so if I push and hold it in.

    Also, I've tried other feet on the machine and I still can't get the machine to sew. I really hate to have to take it in to a sewing machine repair shop if it's a simple fix.
    Thanks.

  • gtcdebbie Aug 26, 2010

    that same presser foot with that spring, i put it into my hole and it stayed! i lowered my presser foot and it seems locked in nicely. i know and you know that there is no sensor to tell if you have that in or not. how strange. listen don't be afraid to lug it to a shop. that is where mine is at right now. nothing wrong with it, i just am the kind of person that once a year i get a tune up if i really love my machine, it gets serviced. $65.00 for a comptuer machine. so that part sucks. im stumped with you. bobbin winder is in off position right. feed dogs are up right? power on slowly rotate wheel towards you with presser foot up, then click it down, see if that works, press mode, see if that works, otherwise you are going to the shop! its beyond me and you.

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