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Checking The Needle; Replacing The Needle - Brother 885-V14 Operation Manual

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Checking the needle

Sewing with a bent needle is extremely dangerous
since the needle may break while the machine is
being operated.
Before using the needle, place the flat side of the
needle on a flat surface and check that the distance
between the needle and the flat surface is even.
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a Flat side
b Needle type marking
■ Correct needle
a Flat surface
■ Incorrect needle
If the distance between the needle and the flat
surface is not even, the needle is bent. Do not use
a bent needle.
a Flat surface
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Replacing the needle

Replace the needle as described below. Use the
screwdriver and a needle that has been determined to
be straight according to the instructions in "Checking
the needle".
a
Press
(needle position button) once or
twice to raise the needle.
a Needle position button
b
Turn off the sewing machine.
CAUTION
● Before replacing the needle, be sure to
turn off the sewing machine, otherwise
injuries may occur if
button) is accidentally pressed and the
machine starts sewing.
c
Lower the presser foot lever.
a
a Presser foot lever
CAUTION
● Before replacing the needle, place fabric
or paper under the presser foot to prevent
the needle from falling into the hole in the
needle plate.
Replacing the Needle 39
(start/stop
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