Changing the Needle
Hand turn the flywheel toward you to raise the needle.
OR Press the Up/Down Needle key until the needle is in
an up position (Model 3230 only). Lower the presser foot.
Switch OFF the machine.
Turn the needle clamp screw
loosen. Remove the needle from the clamp.
Insert the new needle into the clamp
with the flat side
to the back, pushing it up as far as it will go against the
. Tighten the clamp screw firmly.
Always purchase good quality needles. Change needle
often. Never use a bent or broken needle as it may cause
skipped stitches or thread breakage. Defective needles
can ruin the fabric. To determine if the needle is
defective, place the flat side of the needle on something
flat (a needle plate, piece of glass, etc.). The gap
between the needle and the flat surface should be even.