If the EM-2000 Arranger won't start playing (even though SYNCHRO START and
START/STOP are lit, and the TEMPO lights are flashing), check to make sure the
sustain pedal is not plugged into the FOOT SWITCH or FOOT PEDAL jacks on the
rear panel. Though the function of these jacks is programmable, the
default settings are "Arranger Start/Stop." When a pedal is connected to one of
these jacks, the EM-2000 is waiting for you to press the pedal to start the
Arranger. To remedy this, always connect your sustain pedal to the input
labeled SUSTAIN FOOTSWITCH.