CARE AND MAINTENANCE
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
• Be sure to unplug the machine before cleaning
it. Otherwise, electric shock or injury may
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 oiling unnecessary.
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
(Needle position button) to raise the needle.
Turn the main power to OFF.
Remove the needle and presser foot (page 30,
Remove the bobbin cover.
Slide the needle plate cover toward you to remove it.
• If the embroidery unit is attached, the needle plate
can be removed when the bobbin cover is
Grasp the bobbin case, and then gently lift 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 bobbin case.
• If lint or dust collects on the bobbin thread sensor,
the sensor may not operate correctly.
Insert the bobbin case so that the mark on the
bobbin case aligns with the
Align the and
3 Bobbin case
mark on the machine.