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Machine does not recognize zipper foot or different stitches

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I am not sure what you mean by the machine not recognizing the zipper foot. Do you mean that your machine will not do the different stitches? I have this same machine, and I will be glad to check mine and compare with you anything that you want to know. I am answering you for free, so if you find a better answer, feel free to accept it.

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  • hiiting40 Apr 05, 2011

    To "mrhobbs" - I know what you mean by the zipper foot not being recognized, as I am having the same issue.

    Unlike the other feet (J,R, A & N) that appear on the lcd screen so one can select depending on the foot in use, when attaching zipper foot "I" -which comes with the CS-6000i when purcahsed- this foot type does not appear to be programmed into the machine, and thus cannot be selected. I tried selecting J (using foot I) with the 01 straight stitch, but the stitchs are coming out wrong.

    Any help out there?

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