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I have a Singer 7442. Was working fine and we recently moved. Now when I start showing, it sews for about 5 seconds then there is a beeping sound and all of the lights flash on the front of the sewing machine and it won't run.

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The problem may be in the button hole lever sensor . Next time it stops try moving this lever up and down. if it works ,great. If it doesn't , well, the machine has at least a 2 year warranty on electronics.

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