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By: ewist7
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Buttonhole Issue - Need Help
Hi everyone! So I am having a ton of difficulty with my buttonhole setting. I have a Jem Platinum 760 machine.

The problem that I'm having is that I go to start my buttonhole with it on the sensor buttonhole setting with the buttonhole lever down, I start running the machine and it sews the bartack and then sews in the same spot for a while and then "bl" pops up and won't let me sew anymore. I also seems to want to sew the left side going forward rather than backwards.

If anyone can help that would be greatly appreciated! Thank you

  1. RE: Buttonhole Issue - Need Help

    When you pull the BL down make sure it is down there firmly. For some reason it is not holding its position and popping back up. A trip to the dealer may be required.
    Posted: Oct 18 2015 By: devilcat
  2. RE: Buttonhole Issue - Need Help

    I am pulling it firmly down but its still not working and there is no dealer even remotely close to me
    Posted: Oct 18 2015 By: ewist7
  3. RE: Buttonhole Issue - Need Help

    Hello, I am noticing that we have the same buttonhole problems on about 4 different older models of Janome. . I have the 4623LE which came out in 2002 and am having all the problems mentioned in every other question about button hole issues. Seems odd to me that there would be so many different models all having the same type of buttonhole problem. Is it the machines, or, the R foot that is the problem?
    Posted: Nov 16 2015 By: alphawolf
  4. RE: Buttonhole Issue - Need Help

    Have you tried a different buttonhole? I think the sensor buttonhole is the one that goes into memory and doesn't need the lever down, but I could be mistaken. I never use the sensor buttonhole as I found the other buttonholes to be better. I have the 760, but it is collecting dust as I have a newer 4120 that has a thread cutter - I got spoiled with my big machines having the auto cutter. The machine is a very good little guy and you should be able to get a good buttonhole. When you go to a city or town with a dealer - I suggest making an appointment to have it serviced - it probably just needs a little tweaking.

    Posted: Jun 21 2016 By: CherylAnn
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