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Operation Manual
Product Code 885-V51
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    Computerized Embroidery Machine Operation Manual Product Code 885-V51 http://solutions.brother.com Please visit us at product support and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). GETTING READY EMBROIDERY APPENDIX where you can get...

  • Page 3: Introduction

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Introduction Thank you for purchasing this embroidery machine.

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    Use only the interface cable (USB cable) included with this machine. The contents of this manual and specifications of this product are subject to change without notice. For additional product information and updates, visit our web site at www.brother.com SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS...

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — FOR USERS IN THE UK, EIRE, MALTA AND CYPRUS ONLY IMPORTANT •...

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Contents Introduction ...1 Important Safety Instructions ...1...

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Embroidering ...

  • Page 9: Machine Features

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Machine Features a Automatic thread cutting The thread can be cut automatically after embroidering (page 58).

  • Page 10: Accessories

    4 Cleaning brush 5 Spool cap (large) Spool cap (medium) (on machine) 7 Spool cap (small) 8 Spool net 9 Scissors 10 Disc-shaped screwdriver Brother poly #90 bobbin EBT-PE thread 12 Screwdriver Part Code Part Name Others X54243-051 13 Touch pen SFB: 14 Embroidery foot "Q"...

  • Page 11: Optional Accessories

    Memo To obtain optional accessories or parts, contact your sales representative, the nearest authorized service center or visit the website at [http://www.brother.com/]. All specifications are correct at the time of printing. The part codes are subject to change without notice.

  • Page 12: 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.

  • Page 13: Needle And Embroidery Foot Section

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Needle and embroidery foot section a Thread guide disk (page 40)

  • Page 14: Operation Buttons

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Operation buttons The operation buttons help you to easily perform various basic machine operations.

  • Page 15: Operation Panel

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Operation panel The front operation panel has an LCD (liquid crystal display) and operation keys.

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —...

  • Page 17: Getting Ready

    GETTING READY The various preparations to start embroidering are described in this chapter. Basic Steps for Embroidering...16 Turning the Machine On/Off ...17 Attaching the Embroidery Unit...19 LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Operation...22 Preparing Items for Embroidering ...26 Preparing the Needle...27 Winding/Installing the Bobbin...29 Upper Threading ...37 Preparing the Fabric ...43 Attaching the Embroidery Frame...47...

  • Page 18: Basic Steps For Embroidering

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Basic Steps for Embroidering This section describes the preparations for embroidering.

  • Page 19: Turning The Machine On/off

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Turning the Machine On/Off This section explains how to turn the machine on and off.

  • Page 20: Turning On The Machine

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Turning on the machine Memo...

  • Page 21: Attaching The Embroidery Unit

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Attaching the Embroidery Unit This section describes how to attach the embroidery unit.

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Slide the embroidery unit onto the machine arm.

  • Page 23: Removing The Embroidery Unit

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Removing the embroidery unit Make sure that the machine is completely stopped and follow the instructions below.

  • Page 24: Lcd (liquid Crystal Display) Operation

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Operation Selected embroidery pattern, settings and messages are displayed on the LCD (liquid crystal display) on...

  • Page 25: Changing The Machine Settings

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Changing the machine settings Various machine operations and settings can be changed.

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Turn on the machine.

  • Page 27: Checking Machine Operating Procedures

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Checking machine operating procedures Simple explanations can be referred on the LCD...

  • Page 28: Preparing Items For Embroidering

    If you continue embroidering when the bobbin thread is low, the thread may become tangled. ■ Needle Use a 75/11 home sewing machine needle. When embroidering on thick fabrics such as denim, use a 90/14 home sewing machine needle. Memo A 75/11 needle is already installed when the machine is purchased.

  • Page 29: Preparing The Needle

    Be sure to read and carefully follow the instructions below. CAUTION Only use home sewing machine needles. Use of any other needle may bend the needle or damage the machine. Never use bent needles. Bent needles can easily break, possibly resulting in injuries.

  • Page 30: Replacing The Needle

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Replacing the needle Use the screwdriver and a needle that has been...

  • Page 31: Winding/installing The Bobbin

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Winding/Installing the Bobbin This section describes how to wind the thread onto the bobbin, and then insert the bobbin thread.

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Turn on the machine.

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Note When embroidering with fine, cross-wound thread, use the small spool cap, and leave a...

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Wind the end of the thread clockwise around the bobbin five or six times.

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Cut the thread with scissors, slide the bobbin winder shaft to the left, and then remove the bobbin from the shaft.

  • Page 36: Installing The Bobbin

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Cut the thread with scissors beside the bobbin- winding thread guide.

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Press (Needle position button) once or twice to raise the needle, and then raise the...

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Note If the thread is not correctly inserted through...

  • Page 39: Upper Threading

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Upper Threading This section describes how to position the spool for the upper thread, and then thread the needle.

  • Page 40: Threading The Upper Thread

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Threading the upper thread Set the spool of thread on the spool pin, and then...

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Slide the spool cap onto the spool pin and return the spool pin to its original position.

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Make sure that the thread is passed into the thread take-up lever as shown below.

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Lower the needle threader lever on the left side of the machine as much as possible to make the hook turn.

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY ■...

  • Page 45: Preparing The Fabric

    Use a water soluble sheet on thin materials like organdy and fabrics with a nap like towels. To obtain optional accessories or parts, visit [http://www.brother.com/], or [http:// www.brothermall.com] (in USA). CAUTION ● Always use stabilizer material for embroidery projects.

  • Page 46: Setting The Fabric In The Embroidery Frame

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Setting the fabric in the embroidery frame...

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Gently remove the fabric from the frame without loosening the adjustment screw.

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Place the embroidery sheet on the inner frame.

  • Page 49: Attaching The Embroidery Frame

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Attaching the Embroidery Frame This section describes how to attach the embroidery frame.

  • Page 50: Removing The Embroidery Frame

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Removing the embroidery frame...

  • Page 51: Embroidery

    EMBROIDERY The steps for embroidering are described in this chapter. Selecting Embroidery Patterns...50 Embroidering...57 Editing and Saving Patterns ...61 Using the Memory Function ...69...

  • Page 52: Selecting Embroidery Patterns

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Selecting Embroidery Patterns This section provides details on the various types of embroidery patterns available and the procedure for...

  • Page 53: Setting For Embroidering

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Setting for embroidering Setting the display while embroidering Press...

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY DISPLAY UNIT The measurement units that are displayed can...

  • Page 55: Selecting Alphanumeric Characters

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Back one color Forward one color Back one stitch...

  • Page 56: Selecting An Embroidery Pattern

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Memo The character pattern you created can be...

  • Page 57: Selecting A Frame Pattern

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Selecting a frame pattern 10 shapes, such as squares and circles, can be combined with 12 stitch types.

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Insert the embroidery card in the embroidery card slot on the right side of the machine.

  • Page 59: Embroidering

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Embroidering After the preparations are done, you can try embroidering.

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Lower the presser foot lever.

  • Page 61: Appliquéing

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Remove the upper thread.

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Remove the fabric from the embroidery frame, and cut it out along the cut-out line.

  • Page 63: Editing And Saving Patterns

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Editing and Saving Patterns This section describes ways to edit, adjust, reposition and memorize patterns.

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Size key Increases/decreases the size of...

  • Page 65: Adjusting The Upper Thread Tension

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — CAUTION ●...

  • Page 66: Adjusting The Bobbin Thread Tension

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Adjusting the bobbin thread tension...

  • Page 67: Connecting Character Patterns

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Connecting character patterns If the character pattern is too long to fit in the embroidery frame, follow the steps below.

  • Page 68: Resewing

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY (change position keys) to move the needle to the embroidery end position of...

  • Page 69: Thread Runs Out Partway Through A Design

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Thread runs out partway through a design When the upper thread or the bobbin thread runs out while...

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Press The selected pattern is deleted, and the...

  • Page 71: Using The Memory Function

    • Compatible operating systems: Microsoft Windows Me/2000/XP/Vista (Windows 98SE requires a driver. Download the driver from our web site (http://solutions.brother.com).) ■ Precautions on Using the Computer to Create and Save Data • If the file name of embroidery data cannot be identified, for example, because the name contains special characters, the file is not displayed.

  • Page 72: Saving Patterns

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Saving patterns The embroidery patterns and the alphanumeric...

  • Page 73: Retrieving Embroidery Patterns From The Computer

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Retrieving embroidery patterns from the computer Plug the USB cable connectors into the...

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Select the pattern you wish to retrieve.

  • Page 75: Appendix

    APPENDIX The various maintenance and troubleshooting procedures are described in this chapter. Care and Maintenance ...74 Attaching the Embroidery Foot...76 Troubleshooting ...78 Upgrading Your Machine's Software...86 Index ...87...

  • Page 76: Care And Maintenance

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Care and Maintenance Simple machine maintenance operations are described below.

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Use the cleaning brush or a vacuum cleaner to remove any lint and dust from the race and bobbin thread sensor and their surrounding...

  • Page 78: Attaching The Embroidery Foot

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Attaching the Embroidery Foot This section describes how to attach the embroidery foot "Q".

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — While pressing in the lever with your finger, fit the embroidery foot bar over the needle clamp screw to attach the embroidery foot to the...

  • Page 80: Troubleshooting

    If the machine stops operating correctly, check the following possible problems before requesting service. You can solve most problems by yourself. If you need additional help, the Brother Solutions Center offers the latest FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Visit us at [http://solutions.brother.com].

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Symptom There are knots or tangles in the thread.

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Symptom Probable Cause...

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Symptom No pattern selected.

  • Page 84: Error Messages

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Error messages When erroneous operations are performed messages and advice on operation will be displayed on the...

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Error Message Probable Cause You pressed the back key or the embroidery key when a pattern was...

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Error Message Probable Cause...

  • Page 87: Adjusting The Lcd

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Adjusting the LCD If nothing appears in the LCD when the machine is turned on, the brightness of the LCD is either too light...

  • Page 88: Upgrading Your Machine's Software

    Upgrading Your Machine's Software You can use a computer to download software upgrades for your machine. Visit our website at "http://solutions.brother.com" for notification of available updates. Note Be sure to download the upgrade file for this model from our web site. An upgrade file for any different model cannot be downloaded.

  • Page 89: Index

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Index accessories ...

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    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX pattern retrieving ...

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    885-V51 English XE5427-001 Printed in China...

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