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Trying to do a buttonhole and it keeps telling me that the buttonhole lever is not down when it is.

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Did you push it to the back a little? Sometimes that is all that it takes for it to engage, good luck

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Photo 7 shows a buttonhole lever that comes down and contacts the auto buttonhole presser foot. The machine manual is a little vague about this in the section about buttonholes. At the point when it shows the lever being pulled down, the manual should reference the part number in the list of part names in section 1, and it would have been easier for me not to have mistaken that lever with the stop on the side of the presser foot that the lever sits against . . . . that also kinda looks like a lever! Probably a no-brainer for someone who does this all the time, but for a noobie like me . . . .I'm glad I found the website above. So . . . .the machine is now making perfect buttonholes 30 seconds after finding the butonhole lever! Groovy!

John and Linda

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Buttonhole lever pulled down (presser foot not attached)

e011ff3.jpg Buttonhole lever resting against stop on presser foot
(Photos from burdastyle.com)

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