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KE-430FX
KE-430FS
BE-438FX
ELECTRONIC DIRECT DRIVE LOCKSTITCH BAR TACKER
ELECTRONIC DIRECT DRIVE LOCKSTITCH BUTTON SEWER
Please read this manual before using the machine.
Please keep this manual within easy reach for quick reference.
Basic Operation Manual
This
basic
operation
operations including sewing machine operations.
For cleaning, standard adjustments and more details,
please refer to the instruction manual contained in
the Document CD.
manual
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  • Page 1 KE-430FX Basic Operation Manual KE-430FS BE-438FX ELECTRONIC DIRECT DRIVE LOCKSTITCH BAR TACKER ELECTRONIC DIRECT DRIVE LOCKSTITCH BUTTON SEWER Please read this manual before using the machine. Please keep this manual within easy reach for quick reference. This basic operation manual...
  • Page 2 Thank you very much for buying a BROTHER sewing machine. Before using your new machine, please read the safety instructions and the explanations given in the instruction manual. With industrial sewing machines, it is normal to carry out work while positioned directly in front of moving parts such as the needle and thread take-up, and consequently there is always a danger of injury that can be caused by these parts.
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    This symbol ( ) indicates something that you must do. The picture inside the circle indicates the ・・・・・・ nature of the thing that must be done. (For example, the symbol at left means “you must make the ground connection”.) KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 4: Notes On Safety

    Furthermore, do not excessively bend the cords or secure them too firmly Contact your Brother dealer or a qualified electrician with staples, otherwise there is the danger that fire or for any electrical work that may need to be done.
  • Page 5: Maintenance And Inspection

    Furthermore, after tilting back the machine head, do Ask your Brother dealer or a qualified electrician to not push the face plate side or the pulley side from carry out any maintenance and inspection of the above, as this could cause the machine head to electrical system.
  • Page 6: Warning Labels

    The following warning labels appear on the sewing machine. Please follow the instructions on the labels at all times when using the machine. If the labels have been removed or are difficult to read, please contact your nearest Brother dealer. *Safety devices...
  • Page 7 Thread take-up cover Eye guard Finger guard 3162B Rear cover DT solenoid cover Side cover oil tank 2506B 3163B KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    3. LIST OF SEWING PATTERNS ..... 6-2. Program setting method ........36 6-3. Copying programs ........... 40 3-1. List of sewing patterns (KE-430FX・FS) ..3 6-4. Checking the sewing pattern 3-2. List of sewing patterns (BE-438FX) ....8 (KE-430FX・FS) ..........41 4.
  • Page 9: Names Of Major Parts

    (3) SD card slot (11) Eye guard (4) Operation panel (12) Thread take-up cover (5) Foot switch (13) Rear cover (14) Side cover (6) Work clamp (KE-430FX・FS) (7) Button clamp (BE-438FX) (15) DT solenoid cover (8) Pulley (9) Cotton stand KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 10: Useful Functions For Optimum Sewing

    (-03, -0K, -0F specifications). Page 31 This is used to stop the thread from pulling out at the sewing start, and at times when skipped stitches might easily occur. * The default setting for this memory switch is "OFF". KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 11: List Of Sewing Patterns

    3. LIST OF SEWING PATTERNS 3. LIST OF SEWING PATTERNS 3-1. List of sewing patterns (KE-430FX・FS) The sewing patterns shown below have been preset into the sewing machine and can be selected according to specifications. (Any sewing pattern is available as long as it is within the work clamp and feed plate in size.) Use the work clamp and feed plate that match the respective sewing pattern selected.
  • Page 12 * The sewing start and sewing end are in the middle of the pattern. Straight bar tacking Vertical zigzag stitching Tacking size (mm) Tacking size (mm) No. of No. of Pattern Pattern Length Width Length Width stitches stitches KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 13 3. LIST OF SEWING PATTERNS Vertical bar tacking Vertical straight bar tacking Tacking size (mm) Tacking size (mm) No. of No. of Pattern Pattern Length Width Length Width stitches stitches KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 14 Tacking size (mm) Tacking size (mm) No. of No. of Pattern Pattern stitches stitches Length Width Length Width Crossed stitching Crossed tacking Tacking size (mm) Tacking size (mm) No. of No. of Pattern Pattern stitches stitches Length Width Length Width KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 15 Width If you want to sew a sewing pattern other than standard sewing patterns, you can create your original pattern using the PS-300B. Consult with your local Brother sales office for details. Note when creating additional sewing patterns When sewing data with a small number of stitches (15 stitches or less) is sewn repeatedly (short cycle operation), the upper shaft motor may overheat and the “E150”...
  • Page 16: List Of Sewing Patterns (be-438fx)

    ― 10-10 12-12 *1 Use for buttons with small holes. *2 Check that the diameter of the holes in the buttons is 2 mm or greater before using the programs. *3 Do not use the button lifter spring. KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 17 *5 When sewing of one side is completed, the thread will be trimmed without the button clamp rising, and then the other side will be sewn. KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 18 Note when creating additional sewing patterns When sewing data with a small number of stitches (15 stitches or less) is sewn repeatedly (short cycle operation), the upper shaft motor may overheat and the “E150” error code may be generated. KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 19: Installation

    Furthermore, do not excessively bend the cable or secure it too firmly Contact your Brother dealer or a qualified electrician staples, otherwise there is the danger that fire or for any electrical work that may need to be done.
  • Page 20: Installing The Control Box

    (4) is in the center of the hole (10) in the table for installing the oiler (8) as shown in figure [A]. NOTE: • Make sure that the dust oiler setting plate (4) does not interfere with the hinge holder (2). 2281B KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 21: Installing The Machine Head

    (11) Plain washers [3 pcs] (12) Screws [3 pcs] (13) Felt (14) Oil tube Pass the felt (13) and the oil tube (14) through the hole in the dust oiler setting plate (15) into the oiler (16). 3167B KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 22: Installing The Operation Panel

    (2) Wood screws [4 pcs] * Pass the panel cord through the hole in the table, and then insert it into the control box through the hole in the side of the control box. (3) Staples [3 pcs] 2286B KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 23: Installing The Cotton Stand

    (4) Set screw 4410Q 4-8. Installing the eye guard CAUTION Attach all safety devices before using the sewing machine. If the machine is used without these devices attached, injury may result. (1) Eye guard assembly (2) Screws [2 pcs] 2287B KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 24: Connecting The Cords

    • Check that the connector is facing the correct way, and then insert it firmly until it locks into place. • Secure the cables with cable ties and cord clamps, while being careful not to pull on the connector. 2288B (Continued on next page.) KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 25 Y pulse motor [4-pin] Blue P22 (YPM) Work clamp pulse motor [4-pin] Black P23 (PPM) NOTE: Route the X, Y and work clamp pulse motor harnesses so that they do not touch the power supply P.C. board. (Continued on next page.) KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 26 Close the cord presser plate (2) securely so that no foreign objects, insects or small animals can get inside the control box. 6. Check that the cords do not get pulled, and then gently return the machine head to its original position. 2291B KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 27: Connecting The Ground Wire

    2292B (1) Ground wire from the machine head (Ground mark position) * The recommended tightening torque for the ground screws is 1.0±0.1 N・m. NOTE: Make sure that the ground connections are secure in order to ensure safety. KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 28: Installing The Rear Cover

    4. INSTALLATION 4-11. Installing the rear cover (1) Rear cover (2) Screws [4 pcs] NOTE: Be careful not to clamp the cords when installing the rear cover (1). 3168B KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 29: Lubrication

    ・ Use only the lubricating oil <Nippon Oil Corporation Sewing Lube 10N; VG10> specified by Brother. * If this type of lubricating oil is difficult to obtain, the recommended oil to use is <Exxon Mobil Essotex SM10; VG10>.
  • Page 30: Connecting The Power Cord

    • Take care when tapping in the staples (3) to make sure that they do not pierce the cords. • Do not use extension cords, otherwise machine operation problems result. Control box Green and yellow wire (ground wire) 2353B KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 31 3. Use the six screws to tighten the cover of the control box. Check that none of the cords are being clamped by the cover at this time. Green and yellow wire (ground wire) KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 32 3. Use the six screws to tighten the cover of the control box. Check that none of the cords are being clamped by the cover at this time. Green and yellow wire (ground wire) 2351B KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 33: Checking The Machine Head Switch

    After this, the program number will flash in the program No. display (6). 2. Depress the foot switch (7) to the 2nd step. The feed mechanism will move to the home position and the work clamp / button clamp will rise. 2339B 2nd step 2346B KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 34: Preparation Before Sewing

    * When using threading mode for threading, the tension discs (1) will open so that the thread can be threaded more easily. (Refer to following page.) [When using the needle cooler (option)] [Two holes] Synthetic thread Spun rayon yarn [One hole] Approx. 40mm 3169B KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 35 THREAD/CLAMP indicator flashes 2389B Menu indicators switch off Threading the thread. Ending threading mode Press the THREAD/CLAMP key. • The work clamp/button clamp will return to where it was before threading mode was started. THREAD/CLAMP indicator switches off 2390B KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 36: Winding The Lower Thread

    Loosen the nut (7) and move the bobbin winder tension assembly (8) up and down to adjust. * For case A, turn the bobbin winder tension assembly (8) clockwise (a), and for case B, turn it counterclockwise (b). Case A Case B 3173B KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 37: Installing The Bobbin Case

    Adjust the thread tension to the weakest possible tension by turning the thread tension nut (1) until the bobbin case will not drop by its own weight while the thread end coming out of the bobbin case is held. weaker stronger 2536Q KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 38: Upper Thread Tension

    Needle DP x 5 #14 DP x 5 #9 DP x 5 KN#11 DP x 17NY #19 DP x 17NY #12 *1: For KE-430FX and BE-438FX. *2: This is the tension value when the pretension is 0.05 N. KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 39: Thread Nipper Device

    5. PREPARATION BEFORE SEWING [Guide to maximum sewing speed for KE-430FX・FS] Max. sewing speed (sti/min) Standard hook Large hook 8 layers of denim 3,200 2,500 12 layers of denim 2,700 Ordinary materials 2,700 2,500 For knitted materials and 2,500 foundation garments NOTE: The thread may break due to heat under some sewing conditions.
  • Page 40 4487Q 5. With the KE-430FX, the lower thread may poke out from the underside of the material on the 2nd stitch for some types of material and thread. If this happens, it is recommended that you use sewing patterns that are designed for use with the thread nipper device.
  • Page 41: Inserting The Button (be-438fx)

    1. Install the spring support (1) with the bolt (2). 2. Install the spring (3) with the washer (4) and the screw (5). * Adjust so that the spring (3) is in the middle of the button. 2308B KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 42: Using The Operation Panel (basic Operations)

    Illuminates when the SELECT key (14) is pressed to switch to the X-scale setting. (10) Y-SCALE indicator Illuminates when the SELECT key (14) is pressed to switch to the Y-scale setting. (11) SPEED indicator Illuminates when the SELECT key (14) is pressed to switch to the sewing speed setting. KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 43 Shows the section number when you select a pattern in which the upper thread tension changes while the pattern is being sewn. (22) TENSION display <For KE-430FX and BE-438FX> Shows the upper thread tension value. (23) Setting keys [+, -] Used to change the value which is displayed in the SECTION No.
  • Page 44: Program Setting Method

    ・ If the display is flashing, it means that no pattern number has been entered and applied. If you press the SELECT key or the TEST key, the changes to the program 2399B contents will be canceled. KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 45 Repeat steps 4 to 6 above to record the settings for each parameter. If you would like to continue setting another program, repeat steps 2 to 7 above. Exit program mode. Press the TEST key. ・The display will return to the normal display. 2404B TEST indicator switches off KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 46 438FX: 200 sti/min to 2700 sti/min Setting units are 100 sti/min. (Initial value is 2000 sti/min.) * The setting is displayed in units of 10 sti/min. Sewing For a setting of 2000 sti/min, the display will be “200”.) speed Initial value 2408B KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 47 * The thread nipper device will not operate for settings other than Lo8 and Lo9. 0 - 300 (Initial setting is “75”.) * The later the value, the stronger the upper thread tension. Upper thread tension <For KE-430FX and BE-438FX> Initial value 2409B KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 48: Copying Programs

    3 of “6-2. Program setting method”. 2413B 2414B Change the necessary parameters. Carry out the steps from step 4 onward in “6-2. Program setting method” to change the necessary parameters. KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 49: Checking The Sewing Pattern (ke-430fx・fs)

    6. USING THE OPERATION PANEL (BASIC OPERATIONS) 6-4. Checking the sewing pattern (KE-430FX・FS) Use test feed mode to check the needle movement with only the work clamp operating. Check that the needle hole does not come out from the frame of the work clamp.
  • Page 50: Checking The Sewing Pattern (be-438fx)

    TEST indicator flashes 2416B End test feeding. Press the TEST key. Depress the foot switch to the 1st step. The button clamp will be raised and preparation for sewing will be complete. 1st step TEST indicator switches off 2404B 4441Q KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 51: Correcting The Upper Thread Tension

    6. USING THE OPERATION PANEL (BASIC OPERATIONS) 6-6. Correcting the upper thread tension <For KE-430FX and BE-438FX> The upper thread tension value is always displayed during sewing standby mode, and it can be changed at any time. <A. Basic method of use>...
  • Page 52: Sewing

    6. Depress the foot switch to the 2nd step. The sewing machine will start sewing. 2384B 7. Once sewing is completed and the thread has been trimmed, the work clamp (2) / button clamp (3) will rise. 4116M KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX...
  • Page 53: Changing Sewing Conditions

    ・ The setting value (sti/min) will be displayed in the menu display (3). 2. Press the key (4) to set the sewing speed. (Sewing speed values: KE-430FX ・ FS: 200 to 3200; BE-438FX: 200 to 2700) 2451B <Changing slow start pattern>...
  • Page 54: Document Cd

    Windows® and Microsoft® Internet Explorer are either registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/ or other countries. * Please note that the contents of this manual may differ slightly from the actual product purchased as a result of product improvements. © 2013 Brother Industries, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. KE-430FX/KE-430FS, BE-438FX SB4759-001 E This is the original instructions.

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