Care and Maintenance
• Unplug the power cord before cleaning the
machine, otherwise injuries or an electric
shock may occur.
If the surface of the machine is dirty, lightly soak a cloth in
neutral detergent, squeeze it out firmly, and then wipe the
surface of the machine. After cleaning it once with a damp
cloth, wipe it again with a dry cloth.
If the screen is dirty, gently wipe it with a soft, dry cloth. Do
not wipe the LCD screen with a damp cloth. Do not use
organic solvents or detergents.
Restrictions on oiling
In order to prevent damaging this machine, it must not be
oiled by the user.
This machine was manufactured with the necessary amount
of oil applied to ensure correct operation, making periodic
If problems occur, such as difficulty turning the handwheel or
an unusual noise, immediately stop using the machine, and
contact your authorized Brother dealer or the nearest Brother
authorized service center.
Precautions on storing the machine
Do not store the machine in any of the locations described
below, otherwise damage to the machine may result, for
example, rust caused by condensation.
• Exposed to extremely high temperatures
• Exposed to extremely low temperatures
• Exposed to extreme temperature changes
• Exposed to high humidity or steam
• Near a flame, heater or air conditioner
• Outdoors or exposed to direct sunlight
• Exposed to extremely dusty or oily environments
• In order to extend the life of this machine, periodically
turn it on and use it.
Storing this machine for an extended period of time
without using it may reduce its efficiency.
Cleaning the race
Sewing performance will suffer if lint and dust collects in the
bobbin case, therefore, it should be cleaned regularly.
(Needle position button) to raise the needle.
Turn off the machine.
Unplug the power cord from the power supply jack on
the right side of the machine.
Raise the presser foot to remove the needle, presser
foot and presser foot holder.
• For details, refer to "Replacing the Needle" on
page 22 and "Replacing the Presser Foot" on
Remove the flat bed attachment or the embroidery unit
if either is attached.
Remove the needle plate cover.
Grasp both sides of the needle plate cover, and then
slide it toward you.
Grasp the bobbin case, and then pull it out.
Use the cleaning brush or a vacuum cleaner to remove
any lint and dust from the race and bobbin thread
sensor and the surrounding area.
1 Cleaning brush
3 Bobbin thread sensor
• Do not apply oil to the
Care and Maintenance