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Operation Manual

Sewing Machine

Product Code: 882-D00

Be sure to read this document before using the machine.

We recommend that you keep this document nearby for future reference.

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INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

Thank you for purchasing this machine. Before using this machine, carefully read the “IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS”, and then study this manual for the correct operation of the various functions. In addition, after you have finished reading this manual, store it where it can quickly be accessed for future reference.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Please read these safety instructions before attempting to use the machine.

DANGER - To reduce the risk of electrical shock

1Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet immediately after using, when cleaning, making any user servicing adjustments mentioned in this manual, or if you are leaving the machine unattended.

WARNING - To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electrical shock, or injury to

persons.

2Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet when making any adjustments mentioned in the instruction manual.

To unplug the machine, switch the machine to the symbol “O” position to turn it off, then grasp the plug and pull it out of the electrical outlet. Do not pull on the cord.

Plug the machine directly into the electrical outlet. Do not use an extension cord.

Always unplug your machine if the power is cut.

3Electrical Hazards:

This machine should be connected to an AC power source within the range indicated on the rating label. Do not connect it to a DC power source or inverter. If you are not sure what kind of power source you have, contact a qualified electrician.

This machine is approved for use in the country of purchase only.

4Never operate this machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, has been dropped or

damaged, or water is spilled on the unit. Return the machine to the nearest authorized dealer for examination, repair, electrical or mechanical adjustment.

While the machine is stored or in use if you notice anything unusual, such as an odor, heat, discoloration or deformation, stop using the machine immediately and unplug the power cord.

When transporting the sewing machine, be sure to carry it by its handle. Lifting the sewing machine by any other part may damage the machine or result in the machine falling, which could cause injuries.

When lifting the sewing machine, be careful not to make any sudden or careless movements, otherwise you may injure your back or knees.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

5Always keep your work area clear:

Never operate the machine with any air openings blocked. Keep ventilation openings of the sewing machine and foot control free from the build up of lint, dust, and loose cloth.

Do not store objects on the foot controller.

Do not use extension cords. Plug the machine directly into the electrical outlet.

Never drop or insert foreign objects in any opening.

Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being administered.

Do not use the machine near a heat source, such as a stove or iron; otherwise, the machine, power cord or garment being sewn may ignite, resulting in fire or an electric shock.

Do not place this sewing machine on an unstable surface, such as an unsteady or slanted table, otherwise the sewing machine may fall, resulting in injuries.

6Special care is required when sewing:

Always pay close attention to the needle. Do not use bent or damaged needles.

Keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is required around the machine needle.

Switch the sewing machine to the symbol “O” position to turn it off when making any adjustments in the needle area.

Do not use a damaged or incorrect needle plate, as it could cause the needle to break.

Do not push or pull the fabric when sewing, and follow careful instruction when free motion stitching so that you do not deflect the needle and cause it to break.

7This machine is not a toy:

Your close attention is necessary when the machine is used by or near children.

The plastic bag that this sewing machine was supplied in should be kept out of the reach of children or disposed of. Never allow children to play with the bag due to the danger of suffocation.

Do not use outdoors.

8For a longer service life:

When storing this machine, avoid direct sunlight and high humidity locations. Do not use or store the machine near a space heater, iron, halogen lamp, or other hot objects.

Use only neutral soaps or detergents to clean the case. Benzene, thinner, and scouring powders can damage the case and machine, and should never be used.

Always consult the operation manual when replacing or installing any assemblies, the presser feet, needle, or other parts to assure correct installation.

9For repair or adjustment:

If the light unit is damaged, it must be replaced by an authorized dealer.

In the event a malfunction occurs or adjustment is required, first follow the troubleshooting table in the back of the operation manual to inspect and adjust the machine yourself. If the problem persists, please consult your local authorized Brother dealer.

Use this machine only for its intended use as described in the manual.

Use accessories recommended by the manufacturer as contained in this manual.

Use only the interface cable (USB cable) included with this machine.

Use only a mouse designed specifically for this machine.

Use only the sensor pen 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 website at www.brother.com

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

This machine is intended for household use.

This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.

This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved. Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children without supervision.

FOR USERS IN THE UK, EIRE, MALTA

AND CYPRUS ONLY

IMPORTANT

In the event of replacing the plug fuse, use a fuse approved by ASTA to BS 1362, i.e. carrying the mark, rating as marked on plug.

Always replace the fuse cover. Never use plugs with the fuse cover omitted.

If the available electrical outlet is not suitable for the plug supplied with this equipment, you should contact your authorized dealer to obtain the correct lead.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Declaration of Conformity (For USA Only)

Responsible Party:

Brother International Corporation

 

100 Somerset Corporate Boulevard

 

Bridgewater, NJ 08807-0911USA

 

TEL : (908) 704-1700

declares that the product

 

Product Name:

Brother Sewing Machine

Model Number:

VQ3000

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

The included interface cable should be used in order to ensure compliance with the limits for a Class B digital device.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Laser Notices (For U.S.A. only)

Laser Safety

This sewing machine is certified as a Class 1 laser product under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968. This means that the sewing machine does not produce hazardous laser radiation.

IEC 60825-1Specification

This sewing machine is a Class 1 laser product as defined in IEC 60825-1:2007specifications.

The laser beam emitted by the laser unit installed in this machine is restricted to an output at a safe level. However, the machine contains 7-milliwat,650-660nanometerwavelength,6-12degree at parallel divergence angle,24-34degree at perpendicular divergence angle, InGaAlP laser diodes. Therefore, eye damage may result from disassembling or altering this machine.

Safety precautions have been designed to prevent any possible laser beam exposure to the operator.

FDA Regulations

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has implemented regulations for laser products manufactured on and after August 2,

1976. Compliance is mandatory for products marketed in the United States. The label shown on the back of the sewing machine indicates compliance with the FDA regulations and must be attached to laser products marketed in the United States.

Brother Industries, Ltd.

15-1,Naeshiro-cho,Mizuho-ku,Nagoya467-8561,JAPAN

This product complies with FDA performance standards for laser products except for deviations pursuant to Laser Notice No. 50, dated June 24, 2007.

CAUTION

Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other than those specified in this manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Laser Notices (For countries except U.S.A.)

IEC 60825-1Specification

This sewing machine is a Class 1 laser product as defined in IEC 60825-1:2007specifications.

The laser beam emitted by the laser unit installed in this machine is restricted to an output at a safe level. However, the machine contains 7-milliwat,650-660nanometerwavelength,6-12degree at parallel divergence angle,24-34degree at perpendicular divergence angle, InGaAlP laser diodes. Therefore, eye damage may result from disassembling or altering this machine.

Safety precautions have been designed to prevent any possible laser beam exposure to the operator.

CAUTION

This sewing machine has a Class 3B Laser Diode in the Laser Unit. The Laser Unit should not be opened under any circumstances.

Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other than those specified in this manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.

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OUTSTANDING FEATURES

OUTSTANDING FEATURES

Setting Laser Guideline Marker as a Guide to Sew

The guideline marker shows the sewing position. You can adjust the sewing position by moving the guideline marker while checking the guideline marker on the fabric. You don’t need to look for the needle drop point to check the sewing position.

Other various adjustments are available using the guideline marker.

See “USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING STITCH” on page B-64.

Useful Sensor Function - Variety

of Functions

When sewing, you can specify easily the guideline marker position, the needle drop position, the width and “L/R SHIFT” of the stitch, and sewing end point, using the sensor pen.

See “USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING STITCH” on page B-64.

Expanding Your Creativity with Dual Feed Foot

Do you feel like trying a new material, like thin fabric or nylon fabric?

Included dual feed foot works very effectively when sewing those difficult materials. This foot also works effectively when you sew the different type of materials together, like thin fabric with thick fabric. You can adjust the feed length for the various fabric types.

See “Using the Dual Feed Foot” on page B-54.

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WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS MACHINE

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS MACHINE

B Basic operations

After purchasing your machine, be sure to read this section first. This section provides details on the initial setup procedures as well as descriptions of this machine’s more useful functions.

Chapter 1 Getting Ready

Chapter 2 Sensor Functions

To learn the operation of the principal parts and the

Try the new function using the supplied sensor pen

screens

Page B-58

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S Sewing

This section describes procedures for using the various utility stitches as well as other functions. It provides details on basic machine sewing in addition to the more expressive features of the machine, from sewing tubular pieces and buttonholes to sewing the character and decorative stitch patterns.

Chapter 1 Sewing Basics

Chapter 2 Utility Stitches

To learn how to prepare for sewing and basic sewing

Pre-programmedwith more than 100 frequently used

operations

stitches

Page S-2

Page S-20

Chapter 3 Character/Decorative

Chapter 4 MY CUSTOM STITCH

Stitches

Create original decorative stitches

The variety of stitches widen your creativity

Page S-102

Page S-76

 

A Appendix

This section provides important information for operating this machine.

Chapter 1 How to Create Bobbin

Chapter 2 Maintenance and

Work

Troubleshooting

To learn how to create bobbin work

Find troubleshooting tips and pointers as well as how

Page A-2

to keep your machine in the best working condition.

 

Page A-14

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