CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Make sure that the indicated points are aligned
before installing the bobbin case.
Never use a bobbin case that is scratched;
otherwise, the upper thread may become
tangled, the needle may break, or sewing
performance may suffer. For a new bobbin
case (part code: XE5342-101 (green marking
on the screw), XC8167-551 (no color on the
screw), XE8298-001 (gray, for bobbin work)),
contact your nearest authorized dealer.
Make sure that you fit the bobbin case
properly, otherwise the needle may break.
Insert the tabs on the needle plate cover
into the needle plate, and then slide the
cover back on.
• If the needle plate has been removed it is
especially important to reinstall the needle
plate and tighten the screws prior to
installing the bobbin case.
Cleaning the Cutter in the Bobbin
The cutter below the needle plate should be
cleaned. If dust or lint accumulate on the cutter, it
will be difficult to cut the thread when the "Thread
Cutter" button is pressed or the automatic thread
cutting function is used. Clean the cutter when the
thread is not easily cut.
Race" to remove the needle plate cover.
Use the screwdriver included with the
machine to unscrew and remove the needle
Use the cleaning brush or a vacuum cleaner
to remove any lint and dust from the cutter
in the bobbin case area.
• Do not touch the cutter, otherwise injuries
in "Cleaning the