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HANDBOOK FOR COMPACT OVERLOCK MACHINE

MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES DE LA MAQUINA COMPACTA OVERLOCK

Product Code: 884-B01

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

When using the sewing machine, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following. Read all instructions before using.

DANGER

To reduce the risk of electric shock.

The sewing machine should never be left unattended when plugged in. Always unplug this sewing machine from the electrical outlet immediately after using and before cleaning.

WARNING

To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.

1.Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when the sewing machine is used by or near children.

2.Use this sewing machine only for its intended use as described in this manual. Use only accessories recommended by the manufacturer as contained in this manual.

3.Never operate this sewing machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water. Return the sewing machine to the nearest authorized dealer or service center for examination, repair, electrical or mechanical adjustment.

4.Never operate the sewing machine with any air openings blocked. Keep ventilation openings of the sewing machine and foot controller free from the accumulation of lint, dust, and loose cloth.

5.Never drop or insert any object into any openings.

6.Do not use outdoors.

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

8.To disconnect, turn the main switch to the symbol "O" position which represents off, then remove plug from outlet.

9.Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.

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

11.Always use the proper needle plate. The wrong plate can cause the needle to break.

12.Do not use bent needles.

13.Do not pull or push fabric while stitching. It may deflect the needle causing it to break.

14.Switch the sewing machine to the symbol "O" position when making any adjustments in the needle area, such as threading needle, changing needle, or changing presser foot, etc.

15.Always unplug the sewing machine from the electrical outlet when removing covers, lubricating, or when making any other user servicing adjustments mentioned in the instruction manual.

16.This sewing machine is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision.

17.Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with this sewing machine.

18.Do not disassenble the machine.

19.If the LED light unit (light-emittingdiode) is damaged, it must be replaced by authorized dealer.

CAUTION

To use the machine safely

1.(For U.S.A. only)

This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade wider than the other) to reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended to fit in a polarized outlet only one way.

If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet.

Do not modify the plug in any way.

2.Make sure you watch the needles carefully while you are sewing. Do not touch the hand wheel, needles, knives, or other moving parts.

3.Turn off the main power and unplug the cord in the following circumstances:

-When you have stopped using the machine

-When you are replacing or removing the needle or any other part

-If there is a power failure while you are using the machine

-If you are checking or cleaning the machine

-Leaving the machine unattended

4.Do not store anything on the foot controller.

5.Fully plug the machine directly into the wall. Do not use extension cords.

6.If water is dropped on the machine, unplug the machine immediately, and contact your local authorized dealer.

7.Do not put furniture on the cord.

8.Do not bend the cord, or pull on the cord to unplug.

9.Do not touch the cord with wet hands.

10.Place the machine near to the wall outlet.

11.Do not place the machine on an unstable surface.

12.Do not put on the soft cover.

13.If you notice any abnormal sound or condition, consult your local authorized dealer.

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To give your machine a longer life

1.Do not store this machine in direct sunlight or in high humidity conditions. Do not use or store the machine near a heater, iron, halogen lamp or other hot object.

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

3.Do not drop or hit the machine.

4.Always consult this manual before you replace or fit the presser foot, needle, or any other parts to make sure you fit them correctly.

To repair or adjust the machine

If the machine breaks down or needs adjustment, first follow the troubleshooting table to inspect and adjust the machine yourself. If the problem persists, consult your local authorized dealer.

"SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS"

"This sewing machine is intended for household use."

CAUTION

When leaving this sewing machine unattended, the main power and light switch of the machine must be switched off or the plug must be removed from the socket-outlet.

When servicing the sewing machine, or when removing covers, the machine or the electrical set must be disconnected from the supply by removing the plug from the socket-outlet.

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.

FOR USERS IN AC INPUT 220-240V

COUNTRIES AND MEXICO

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.

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CONGRATULATIONS ON CHOOSING THIS COMPACT OVERLOCK MACHINE

Your machine is a high quality, easy-to-useproduct. To fully enjoy all the features, we suggest that you study this booklet.

If you need more information regarding the use of your machine, your nearest authorized dealer is always happy to be of service.

Enjoy yourself!

CAUTION

When threading or replacing needle, the main power and light switch of the machine must be switched off or the plug must be removed from the socket-outlet.

When the machine is not in use, it is recommended that the electric supply plug is disconnected from the wall socket to avoid any possible hazards.

Notes on the motor

-The maximum operating speed of this sewing machine is 1,300 stitches per minute, which is quite fast compared to the normal operating speed of 300 to 800 stitches per minute for the ordinary sewing machine.

-The bearings in the motor are made of a special sintered, oil-impregnatedalloy mounted in oilsoaked felt to withstand long hours of continuous operation.

-Continuous operation of the sewing machine can cause heat to build in the motor area, but not enough to adversely affect its performance.

It is important to keep fabric and paper away from the air openings on the back and sides of the machine so air can get to these openings.

-When the motor is running, sparks can be seen through the air openings in the motor bracket on the side opposite the hand wheel. These sparks are produced by the carbon brushes and the commutator, and are part of the machines normaloperation.

WARNING LABELS (for complying with UL and CSA requirements)

The following warning labels are on the machine.

Be sure to observe the precautions described in the labels.

1 Caution (U.S.A. and CANADA only)

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2 Face plate sticker (U.S.A. and CANADA only)

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Contents

 

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ...................................................................................

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WARNINGLABELS ...................................................................................................................

 

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Contents ....................................................................................................................................

 

1

Chapter 1: Names of parts and their functions ......................................................................

2

Accessories .........................................................................................................................

 

3

Powering the machine ........................................................................................................

 

4

Turning direction of hand wheel .........................................................................................

4

Opening/ Closing front cover ..............................................................................................

4

Attaching/ Removing presser foot ......................................................................................

4

Trim trap ...............................................................................................................................

 

5

Free-armsewing (removing bed extension) ......................................................................

5

Wide table ............................................................................................................................

 

5

Retracting knife ...................................................................................................................

 

6

Stitch length .........................................................................................................................

 

6

Stitch width ..........................................................................................................................

 

6

Differential feed ...................................................................................................................

 

7

Adjusting the presser foot pressure ....................................................................................

7

Tension adjustment dial ......................................................................................................

 

8

Chart of thread tension adjustment, Two needle (Four-thread) ........................................

9

Chart of thread tension adjustment, One needle (Three-thread) ......................................

10

Chart of thread tension adjustment, One needle (Two-thread) ........................................

10

Needle .................................................................................................................................

 

11

Removing/Installing the

needle ..........................................................................................

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Chapter 2 : Preparation before threading ...............................................................................

12

Thread tree ..........................................................................................................................

 

12

How to use the thread spool cap ........................................................................................

12

How to use the thread net ...................................................................................................

12

Before threading ..................................................................................................................

 

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Chapter 3: Threading ................................................................................................................

 

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Thread for two-needlefour-threadoverlock stitch .............................................................

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Thread for one-needlethree-threadoverlock stitch (right needle) ...................................

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Thread for one-needlethree-threadoverlock stitch (left needle) .....................................

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Thread for one-needletwo-threadoverlock stitch (right needle) ......................................

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Thread for one-needletwo-threadoverlock stitch (left needle) ........................................

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Threading the lower looper ................................................................................................

14

Threading the upper looper ................................................................................................

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Threading the left needle ....................................................................................................

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Threading the right needle .................................................................................................

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Threading the needle (using the needle threader) ...........................................................

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Chapter 4: Sewing materials, threads and needles comparison chart.................................

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Chapter 5: Sewing ....................................................................................................................

 

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Stitch selection ....................................................................................................................

 

20

Test sewing .........................................................................................................................

 

20

Chaining-off .........................................................................................................................

 

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To start sewing ....................................................................................................................

 

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To remove work ...................................................................................................................

 

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To secure chain ...................................................................................................................

 

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If threads break during sewing ...........................................................................................

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To sew fine materials ..........................................................................................................

 

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To use the stitch finger W ....................................................................................................

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Two-threadsewing ..............................................................................................................

 

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Narrow overlock/Rolled hemming stitch ............................................................................

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Chart of narrow overlock/ Rolled hemming stitch ..............................................................

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Chapter 6: Troubleshooting .....................................................................................................

 

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Chapter 7: Maintenance............................................................................................................

 

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Cleaning ..............................................................................................................................

 

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Oiling ....................................................................................................................................

 

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Chapter 8: Introduction of optional feet ..................................................................................

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Blind stitch foot ....................................................................................................................

 

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Taping foot ...........................................................................................................................

 

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Pearl sequence foot ............................................................................................................

 

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Piping foot ............................................................................................................................

 

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Gathering foot ......................................................................................................................

 

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Specifications ...........................................................................................................................

 

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Specifications ......................................................................................................................

 

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Setting record ......................................................................................

Inside of the back cover

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CHAPTER 1

NAMES OF PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS

 

 

<A>

1

2

 

 

<B>

 

 

<E>

<F>

<D>

<C>

 

1Thread tree

2Presser foot pressure adjustment screw

3Spool pin

4Spool support

5Thread take-upcover

6Needles

7Bed extension

8Presser foot

9Material plate cover

0 Left needle thread tension dial

ARight needle thread tension dial

BUpper looper thread tension dial

CLower looper thread tension dial

DFront cover

EPresser foot lifting lever

FMain power and light switch

GStitch length adjustment dial

HHand wheel

IDifferential feed ratio adjustment dial

JStitch width dial

KThread guide

Inside of the front cover

<A> Tweezers (accessory)

LLower looper threading lever

MThread take-upfor loopers

NUpper looper

OUpper knife

PLower looper

QStitch finger

RKnife lever

1Front cover compartment

Accessories can be stored in this compartment.

<B> Thread change assembly, <C> Needle set, <D> Hexagonal driver

2Bed extension compartment

The removed stitch fingers can be stored in this compartment. (See CHAPTER 5 "Narrow overlock/Rolled hemming stitch".

<E> Stitch finger, <F> Stitch finger W

* Air openings (on the back)

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Accessories

Included accessory

1 Soft cover: X77871000

2 Accessory bag: 122991052

3 Tweezers: XB1618001

4 Thread net (4): X75904000

5 Thread spool cap (4): X77260000

6 Cleaning brush: X75906001

7 Hexagonal driver: XB0393001

8 Needle set (SCHMETZ 130/705H): X75917001 #80: 2 pcs., #90: 2 pcs.

9 Foot controller:

XC7359021 (120V Area)

XC7438321 (230V Area)

XC7456321 (U.K.)

XD0112121 (Argentina)

XD0852021 (Korea)

XD0105021 (China)

XE0629001 (Australia, New Zealand)

XE3414001 (Brazil)

0 Instruction DVD: XB2007001 (NTSC)

XB2014001 (PAL)

A Thread change assembly: XB1991001

B Trim trap: XB1958001

C Stitch finger W: XB1902001

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4A

5B

6 C

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Optional accessory

For further information about the following items, see CHAPTER 8.

D Blind stitch foot: X76590002

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E Gathering foot:

SA213 (U.S.A., CANADA)

X77459001 (OTHERS)

LG

F Pearl sequence foot:

SA211 (U.S.A., CANADA)

X76670002 (OTHERS)

LS

G Piping foot:

SA210 (U.S.A., CANADA)

XB0241101 (OTHERS)

LP

H Taping (Elastic) foot:

SA212 (U.S.A., CANADA)

X76663001 (OTHERS)

I Wide table assembly: XB2023001

* In some regions, the wide table is an included accessory.

The wide table can also be used as an accessory box.

Size:

35 cm (W) x 25.5 cm (D)

[Approx. 13-3/4inches (W) x 10 inches (D) ]

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Powering the machine

Turning on the machine

1.Insert the three-pinplug into the socket on the bottom right side of the machine. Insert the power supply plug into a power outlet.

2.Turn the main power and light switch <A> to "I" mark (to "O" mark to turn off).

<A>

Operation

When the foot controller is pressed lightly, the machine runs at a low speed. As the foot controller is pressed further, the machine will increase speed. When the foot controller is released, the machine stops.

NOTE (For U.S.A. only):

Foot controller: Model KD-1902

This foot controller can be used on the machine with product code 884-B01.The product code is mentioned on the machine rating plate.

Turning direction of hand wheel

The hand wheel <A> turns in a counterclockwise direction (direction of arrow). This is the same direction as an ordinary home sewing machine.

The needles move to their highest positions by turning the hand wheel so that the mark <B> on the hand wheel is aligned to the line on the machine.

<A>

<B>

Opening/ Closing front cover

It is necessary to open the front cover when threading this machine. Slide it to the right 1 and open 2, or close it and slide it to the left.

CAUTION

For your safety, make sure that the front cover is closed when operating the machine.

Always turn off the machine before opening the front cover.

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Attaching/ Removing presser foot

1.Turn off the main power and light switch or disconnect the electric supply plug.

2.Raise the presser foot lever. 1

3.Turn the hand wheel 2 so that the mark on the hand wheel is aligned to the line on the machine. (See CHAPTER1 "Turning direction of hand wheel".)

4.Push the button on the presser foot holder and the standard presser foot will be released. 3 4

5.Raise the presser foot farther by pushing the presser foot lever upward. Then remove the presser foot and store it in a safe location.

6.Again, raise the presser foot farther by pushing the presser foot lever upward. Then place the presser foot just under the presser foot holder <A> so that the groove in the bottom of the presser foot holder <B> is aligned and catches the bar on the top of the foot <C>. Then lower the presser foot lever to attatch the foot, pushing the button on the presser foot.

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<A>

1

2

1

 

<B>

2

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

<C>

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Trim trap

The optional trim trap <A> holds the trimmed fabric and thread produced when sewing.

<B>

<A>

To install:

Insert the trim trap <A> until it contacts the front cover.

NOTE:

Be sure to position the positioning guide <B> to the one on the machine.

To remove:

Slowly pull out the trim trap.

NOTE:

The optional trim trap can also be used as the foot controller holder.

CAUTION

Always remove the foot controller from the trim trap when carrying the machine.

Free-armsewing (removing bed extension)

Free-armsewing enables tubular pieces to be sewn more easily.

1. Remove the bed extension <A>.

<A>

NOTE:

Be careful not to lose the removed bed extension.

2.Position the fabric, and start sewing. (See CHAPTER 5.)

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Wide table

Using the wide table <A> makes the large piece sewing easy.

To install:

Attach the wide table <A> by pushing it in the direction of the arrow until the edge line 1 is aligned to the line 2 of the bed extension <B>.

<B>

2

1

<A>

To remove:

To remove the wide table <A>, lift up the machine a little and then pull out the wide table <A> in the direction of the arrow.

<A>

NOTE:

Do not move the machine while the wide table <A> is attached, otherwise damage or injuries may occur.

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Retracting knife

To sew without cutting the fabric edge, you need to retract the knife as follows.

CAUTION

Do not touch the knife.

Move the knife lever only while the needle is at its lowest point.

Be sure to unplug the power supply cord from the wall outlet before retracting the knife.

1. Pull up the knife lever <A>, then pull it to the right.

<A>

2. Bring down the knife.

3.Retract the knife completely, then take your hand off from the lever.

Stitch length

The normal stitch length setting is 3 mm. To change the stitch length, turn the stitch length adjustment dial on the right side of the body.

<A>

1

2

1 Shorten the stitch length to a minimum of 2 mm (5/64 inch).

2 Lengthen the stitch to a maximum of 4 mm (5/32 inch).

<A> Selection mark

Stitch width

The normal stitch width setting for regular overlock stitch is 5mm (13/64 inch). To change the stitch width, turn the stitch width adjustment dial.

<A>

1

2

1 Increase the width to a maximum of 7 mm (9/32 inch).

2 Reduce the stitch width to a minimum of 5 mm (3/16 inch).

<A> Selection mark

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