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Brother 882-T51 Operation Manual

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Operation Manual
Embroidery Machine
Product Code:882-T51
Be sure to read this document before using the machine.
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  • Page 1 Operation Manual Embroidery Machine Product Code:882-T51 Be sure to read this document before using the machine. We recommend that you keep this document nearby for future reference.
  • Page 2 Trademarks IMPORTANT: READ BEFORE DOWNLOADING, COPYING, INSTALLING OR USING. By downloading, copying, installing or using the software you agree to this license. If you do not agree to this license, do not download, install, copy or use the software. Intel License Agreement For Open Source Computer Vision Library Copyright ©...
  • Page 3: Introduction

    Never operate this machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or water is spilled on the unit. Return the machine to the nearest authorized Brother dealer or service center for examination, repair, electrical or mechanical adjustment.
  • Page 4 Always keep your work area clear: • Never operate the machine with any air openings blocked. Keep ventilation openings of the machine free from the build up of lint, dust, and loose cloth. • Do not use extension cords. Plug the machine directly into the electrical outlet. •...
  • Page 5 • Do not try to disassemble, repair or alter this machine in any way, otherwise a fire, electric shock or injuries may result. • If the light unit is damaged, it must be replaced by an authorized Brother dealer. • In the event a malfunction occurs or adjustment is required, first follow the troubleshooting table in the back of the operation manual to inspect and adjust the machine yourself.
  • Page 6: Warning Labels

    Warning Labels The following warning labels are on the machine. Be sure to observe the precautions described in the labels. Label locations Please put a drop of oil onto the hook once a day before use.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Upgrade procedure using computer ....37 Operation panel..........7 What you can find in the detailed operation Accessories ..........8 manual on Brother Solutions Center ....38 Included accessories ........... 8 Optional accessories........... 9 Setting Up the Machine ......10 Setup and transporting precautions ....
  • Page 8: Names Of Machine Parts And Their Functions

    Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions The names of the various parts of the machine and their functions are described below. Before using the machine, carefully read these descriptions to learn the names of the machine parts. Front view Thread Guide Assembly Left side 1 Bobbin pretension disc...
  • Page 9: Right-Side/Rear View

    Right-side/rear view Operation panel 1 “Start/Stop” button Press the “Start/Stop” button to start or stop the machine. The lighting status and color of the button changes depending on the operation condition of the machine. Lit in red : When the machine cannot start embroidering Flashing in green : When the machine can start...
  • Page 10: Accessories

    The accessories listed below are included with this machine. Make sure to use the accessories designed for this machine. Included accessories After opening the box, check that the following accessories are included. If any item is missing or damaged, contact your authorized Brother dealer. Part Name Part Code Part Name...
  • Page 11: Optional Accessories

    Note • Embroidery cards sold overseas are not compatible with this embroidery machine. • Visit your nearest authorized Brother dealer for a complete listing of optional accessories and embroidery cards available for your machine. Memo •...
  • Page 12: Setting Up The Machine

    Setting Up the Machine The procedures for setting up the machine are described below. If the machine is not set up correctly, it may shake or produce loud noises and the embroidery will not be sewn correctly. An optional embroidery stand is also available. Setup and transporting precautions CAUTION •...
  • Page 13: Setting Up The Machine

    CAUTION • In order to prevent malfunctions or damage, do not set up the machine in a location exposed to the following conditions. Liquids, such as water Extreme dust Direct sunlight Blocked ventilation slots Insufficient space An unstable surface Objects within the moving range Connection to extension cords or of the embroidery frame multiple adapters...
  • Page 14: Preparing The Thread Guide Assembly

    Preparing the thread guide assembly Remove the two screws from the thread guide assembly support. Attaching the embroidery frame holder...
  • Page 15: Operating Precautions

    If the power supply cord or its plug is damaged, stop using the machine, and then take the machine to your authorized Brother dealer for repairs before continuing use. • If the machine is not to be used for a long period of time, unplug the power supply cord, otherwise a fire may result.
  • Page 16: Needle Precautions

    Needle precautions Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the correct choice of needle for your machine. CAUTION • Your machine is designed to use household embroidery needles. The factory recommended needle is “HAX 130 EBBR” (Organ). Schmetz needles 130/705 H-E may be used as a substitute. Use of any other needles may break the needle or thread or damage the needle-threading mechanism or result in injuries.
  • Page 17: Bobbin Precautions

    Bobbin precautions Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the bobbin. CAUTION • Only use prewound bobbin (COATS “L” type/TRU-SEW POLYESTER COATS “Filaments”) or bobbins designed specifically for this machine. Use of any other bobbin may result in injuries or damage to the machine. Polyester •...
  • Page 18: Preparing For Starting The Embroidery

    Preparing for Starting the Embroidery Refer to the detailed operation manual for detailed instructions. Turning on the machine CAUTION • Make sure to keep your hands and other items away from the carriage, in order to prevent any injuries. Set the clock. Steps are only needed when you turn on the machine for the first time.
  • Page 19: Removing The Bobbin Case

    Removing the bobbin case Installing the bobbin Check that the thread winds off 1 Pull out about 50 mm of thread. the bobbin clockwise as shown in the illustration.
  • Page 20: Installing The Bobbin Case

    Installing the bobbin case Winding the bobbin 1 Groove in the bobbin 2 Align the groove in the bobbin with the spring on the bobbin winder shaft.
  • Page 21 The bobbin starts winding. The bobbin stops rotating when bobbin winding is completed. The bobbin winding switch will automatically return to its original position.
  • Page 22: Selecting The Embroidery Pattern

    Selecting the embroidery pattern Checking a preview image...
  • Page 23: Editing The Pattern

    Editing the pattern Display Function Key Name Adds a pattern. If touched, the pattern group selection screen appears. Add key Displays an image of the pattern so that it can be previewed. Preview key Shows the vertical distance that the pattern being edited is moved.
  • Page 24 Display Function Key Name Duplicates the pattern. Duplicate key Display Function Key Name Changes the size of the pattern that is being edited. Size key Rotates the pattern that is being edited. Rotate key Changes the color of the pattern. Change thread color key Makes and edits a repeating...
  • Page 25: Starting The Embroidery

    Starting the Embroidery Hooping the fabric in the embroidery frame Loosen the screw. Place the fabric with the right side up on top of the outer frame. Lightly tighten the screw, and then pull the edges of the fabric. 1 Inner frame 2 Outer frame 3 Bottom of inner frame 1 Tighten the screw.
  • Page 26: Attaching The Embroidery Frame To The Machine

    Attaching the embroidery frame to the machine CAUTION • If the embroidery frame is not correctly attached, it may hit the presser foot and damage the machine, or cause injury to the user. • When attaching the embroidery frame, make sure that the “Start/Stop” button is lit in red. If the “Start/ Stop”...
  • Page 27: Upper Threading

    Slide the embroidery frame into the clip on the Insert the embroidery frame until it snaps into embroidery frame holder. The inner frame should place. be on top. Upper threading CAUTION • When threading the upper thread, carefully follow the instructions. If the upper threading is not performing correctly, the thread may break or become tangled, causing the needle to bend or break.
  • Page 28 Wind the thread clockwise once around the thread tension disc.
  • Page 29: Threading The Needle

    • If the hook of the automatic threading mechanism is bent or damaged, contact your authorized Brother dealer. • While the hook of the automatic threading mechanism is passed through the eye of the...
  • Page 30: Easily Changing The Thread Spools

    Easily changing the thread spools 1 Cut the thread Pull out the thread. Removing the embroidery frame...
  • Page 31: Removing The Fabric

    Removing the fabric Turning off the machine...
  • Page 32: Changing The Needle

    Changing the needle CAUTION • Be sure to turn off the embroidery machine before replacing the needle, otherwise injuries may result if the machine starts embroidering. Memo 1 End of the needle changing tool 2 Needle mounting clamp 1 Needle bar stopper 2 Needle 3 Flat side of needle 4 Needle changing tool...
  • Page 33: Appendix

    Appendix Checking the thread tension The upper thread tension can be adjusted using the thread tension knob or the upper thread guide pretension knob. 1 Right side 1 Right side 2 Wrong side 2 Wrong side The tension of the upper thread is The tension of the upper thread is too tight, resulting in the lower too loose, resulting in a loose...
  • Page 34: Oiling The Needle Bars

    Front angle view Side view 1 Punch a small hole in oil bottle. 1 Handwheel 2 Apply oil here. Rotate the handwheel to a position ( ) on the • Use a pointed object to punch a small hole in the tip of machine.
  • Page 35: Cleaning The Hook

    • Unplug the power supply cord before cleaning the machine, otherwise injuries or an electric shock may occur. • If the hook is scratched or damaged, consult your authorized Brother dealer. Remove any lint and dust from the hook and its surrounding area.
  • Page 36: Cleaning Around The Needle Plate

    Cleaning around the needle plate CAUTION • Unplug the power supply cord before cleaning the machine, otherwise injuries or an electric shock may occur. 1 Remove the needle plate. 1 Remove all lint in this area. 1 Attach the needle plate. Cleaning the thread guides Clean the thread guide plates for both the upper 1 Clean the thread guide plate.
  • Page 37: Clean The Tension Dial

    Clean the tension dial Note • When reassembling the tension unit, be sure not to install the tension disc upside down. There is a magnet on the bottom. Bottom 1 Turn the dial Remove any lint and dust from 1 Magnet counterclockwise.
  • Page 38: Upgrading Your Machine's Software

    Upgrading Your Machine’s Software Note • When an upgrade program is available on “ ”, please download the files following the instructions on the website and steps below. • When using USB media to upgrade the software, check that no data other than the upgrade file is saved on the USB media being used for this upgrade.
  • Page 39: Upgrade Procedure Using Computer

    Upgrade procedure using computer Touch...
  • Page 40: What You Can Find In The Detailed Operation Manual On Brother Solutions Center

    What you can find in the detailed operation manual on Brother Solutions Center Introduction 11. Starting Embroidering IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Starting embroidering Stopping embroidering Trademarks 12. Checking the Thread Tension Warning Labels 13. Removing the Embroidery Frame and Fabric Machine Structure and Features...
  • Page 41 Chapter5 SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING Using a frame pattern to create appliqués (2) Embroidering Split Embroidery Patterns PATTERNS Helpful Tips for the Operation of the Machine Using the Memory Function Color thread table Embroidery data precautions Colors of Tajima (.dst) embroidery data Concerning optional embroidery cards Creating Beautiful Embroidery Concerning USB media Threads...
  • Page 44 Please visit us at where you can get product support and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). English 882-T51 Printed in Taiwan XG3252-001...

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