Brother STAR 120E Service manual

SERVICE MANUAL FOR
B373 (STAR110, PS-2200)E
B375 (STAR120E, PS-2300)
B376 (STAR130E, PS-2400)
B377 (STAR140E, PS-2500)
5. 1998.
GENERAL INFORMATION
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This service manual is complied for repairing service of domestic sewing machines PS2200, 2300, 2400 ,
2500, STAR 110, 120E, 130E and 140E.
Use this manual with Parts Catalogue for fault findings when you make a repair.
This machine is manufactured based on up-to-date product specifications at the time of this issue, but
there may be changes of specifications for improvements.
Contact manufacturer or local sales company for such changes.
Brother industries, Ltd.
Nagoya, Japan
CONTENTS
I.
II.
III.
IV.
PRINCIPAL MECHANISMS ......................................................................... 1
TROUBLES AND CHECK POINTS .............................................................. 7
HOW TO ADJUST THE ELEMENTS ........................................................... 16
HOW TO CHANGE THE PARTS ................................................................. 53
CAUTION
1.
2.
3.
4.
Always use rubber gloves when handling a printed circuit board, and do not touch the metal portion of the
printed circuit board with bare hands.
Keep the human body earthed to avoid generating static electricity.
Pack a printed circuit board with aluminum foil and avoid impact with it while storing or transporting.
Do not touch or damage the metal portion of a printed circuit board with a screwdriver or any other tool
during repairing.
I. PRINCIPAL MECHANISMS
1.
2.
3.
MECHANICAL CHART ............................................................................ 2
POWER TRANSMISSION CHART .......................................................... 3
MICROCOMPUTER-CONTROLLED MAIN MOTOR
(B375, B376 AND B377) .......................................................................... 6
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1. MECHANICAL CHART
*
**
This part is not installed on the B373, B375 and B376 since they are not installed with the automatic
thread cutter.
This part is not installed on the B373 since it is not an electronic model.
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2. POWER TRANSMISSION CHART
(A) Generating mechanism of needle bar, thread take-up lever and zigzag movements
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(B) Mechanism of feed dog and oscillating hook movement
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(C) Automatic 1-step BH mechanism
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3. MICROCOMPUTER-CONTROLLED MAIN MOTOR (B375, B376 AND B377)
The sewing machine's main motor requires a constant rotation at all speeds, regardless of changes in the
load, power supply or temperature. In addition, to make the machine easy to use, it should take into account
that the machine should run slowly when starting sewing and the needle should be in the down position when
stopping to automatically cut the thread (for B377). The needle should be in the up position when it stops (for
B375 and B376). In order to fulfil these requirements, the main motors of these sewing machines are
controlled by a power MOS FET that uses a microcomputer and performs the PWM control.
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II. TROUBLES AND CHECK POINTS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
Machine skips stitches. ........................................................................... 9
Fabric does not feed. .............................................................................. 9
Fabric does not feed straight. .................................................................. 9
Upper thread breaks at start. .................................................................. 9
Upper thread breaks during sewing. ....................................................... 9
Upper thread breaks during reverse sewing. .......................................... 9
Lower thread breaks. .............................................................................. 9
Needle breaks. ........................................................................................ 9
Noise. ...................................................................................................... 10
Forward and reverse feedings differ. ...................................................... 10
Improper length of buttonhole legs. ......................................................... 10
Improper buttonhole size against button size. ......................................... 10
Unbalanced patterns. .............................................................................. 10
Needle hits needle plate when pattern selector dial is turned. ................ 10
Fabric gathers. ........................................................................................ 10
The stitch shown in the pattern indication window is different
from the one being sewn. ........................................................................ 10
The light does not turn on even after the power is turned on. .................. 11
The motor does not run. ........................................................................... 11
The motor does not run smoothly or it does not run at a high speed.
(B375, B376 AND B377) .......................................................................... 12
Even after the machine is started, it stops suddenly.
(B375, B376 AND B377) .......................................................................... 12
The speed at which the machine operates cannot be adjusted.
(B375, B376 AND B377) .......................................................................... 12
The needle does not stop in the down position. (B377)
The needle does not stop in the up position. (B375 AND B376) .............. 12
The machine does not operate if the reverse sewing button is
pressed or does not operate at a slow speed if the button is
pressed while the machine is running. (B375, B376 AND B377) ............. 13
The machine stops immediately after bobbin winding is started.
(B375, B376 AND B377) .......................................................................... 13
The machine does not operate when the foot controller is
depressed. (B375, B376 AND B377) ....................................................... 13
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The thread cutter does not operate correctly. (B377) .............................. 14
The upper and lower threads are not cut. (B377) .................................... 14
The upper thread is not cut. (B377) ......................................................... 15
The lower thread is not cut. (B377) .......................................................... 15
The machine locks up while cutting the thread. The moving blade does not
return to its correct position. (B377) ......................................................... 15
31. The upper thread is removed from the needle after the thread is cut.
(B377) ...................................................................................................... 15
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
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PROBLEM
1.
Machine skips
stitches.
CAUSE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
CORRECTION
Improper setting of the needle.
Bent or blunt needle.
Improper threading.
Improper combination of needle/
thread/fabric.
Stretch fabric is used.
Set the needle correctly.
Change the needle.
Reset threading correctly.
Select correct combination of needle/
thread/fabric.
Use stretch fabric needle.
Improper timing of the needle and
rotary hook.
Improper height of the needle bar.
Improper clearance between the needle
and rotary hook.
Refer to P.23.
Refer to P.24.
Refer to P.23.
2.
Fabric does not
feed.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Stitch length is set at "0".
Improper height of feed dog.
Thick fabric.
Feed dog is worn out.
The feed dog is lowered.
Set proper stitch length.
Refer to P.29.
Change the fabric.
Change the feed dog.
Raise the feed dog with the drop lever.
3.
Fabric does not
feed straight.
1.
Uneven pressure on right/left side of
presser foot.
Change the presser foot and the feed dog.
4.
Upper thread
breaks at start.
1.
Improper threading.
Thread correctly.
5.
Upper thread
breaks during
sewing.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Bent or blunt needle.
Improper setting of needle.
Thread tension is too tight.
Thread is tangled.
Inferior needle eye.
Inferior needle slot of needle plate.
Inferior upper thread path.
Inferior thread.
Needle hits needle plate or outer rotary
hook.
Change the needle.
Set the needle correctly.
Adjust tension control dial correctly.
Thread correctly.
Change the needle.
Change the needle plate.
Clean or replace.
Check or change the thread.
Set the needle bar and outer rotary hook
correctly.
* Refer to P.23.
Change inner rotary hook.
10. There are scratches on inner rotary
hook.
6.
Upper thread
breaks during
reverse sewing.
1.
2.
Fabric is pulled excessively.
Improper use of reverse sewing button.
Guide the fabric.
Push reverse sewing button as far as it will
allow.
7.
Lower thread
breaks.
1.
Lower thread tension is too tight.
2.
Too much thread is wound on bobbin.
3.
4.
Thread is tangled.
Bobbin does not turn in inner rotary
hook.
Inferior thread.
Adjust the tension by loosening the tension
spring screw on inner rotary hook.
Change to other bobbin or adjust bobbin
winder.
Thread correctly.
Change the bobbin.
5.
8.
Needle breaks.
1.
Touch pattern dial while needle is in
the fabric.
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Check or change the thread.
Operate machine correctly.
PROBLEM
8.
Needle breaks.
CAUSE
CORRECTION
2.
Needle hits inner rotary hook.
3.
Needle hits needle plate.
4.
5.
7.
8.
Bent or blunt needle.
Improper clearance between the needle
and the outer rotary hook.
Machine feeds while needle is in the
fabric.
Needle flows.
Fabric is pulled excessively.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Play of worm/pattern cam gear.
Play of lower shaft.
Play of upper shaft.
Noise from rotary hook.
Adjust to proper gearing.
Adjust play of the lower shaft.
Adjust play of the upper shaft.
Clean the race of inner rotary hook and
outer rotary hook or replace inner rotary
hook.
10. Forward and
reverse feedings
differ.
1.
Improper adjustment of reverse sewing
lever.
Refer to P.44.
11. Improper length of
buttonhole legs.
1.
Improper adjustment.
Adjust screw.
* Refer to P.36.
12. Improper
buttonhole size
against button size.
1.
Improper adjustment of buttonhole
length.
Adjust the length of buttonhole.
* Refer to P.38.
13. Unbalanced
patterns.
1.
2.
Stitch length dial is not set at ''SS''.
Feed dog is worn out.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Improper height of feed dog.
Improper attachment of feed dog.
Forward and reverse feedings differ.
Stitch width dial is not set to "5".
Operate machine correctly.
Change the feed dog.
* Refer to P.28, P.29.
Refer to P.29.
Attach the feed dog correctly.
Refer to P.25.
Operate machine correctly.
14. Needle hits needle
plate when pattern
selector dial is
turned.
1.
Release volume is too big.
Adjust the release volume.
* Refer to P.22.
15. Fabric gathers.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Thread tension is too tight.
Blunt needle.
Improper combination of needle/
thread/fabric.
Improper threading.
Reduce the tension.
Change the needle.
Select correct combination of needle/
thread/fabric.
Reset threading correctly.
1.
Release volume is too small.
2.
The indicate gear and pattern indicator
plate are not aligned correctly.
Adjust the release volume.
* Refer to P.22.
Adjust the pattern indicator.
* Refer to P.35.
6.
9.
Noise.
16. The stitch shown in
the pattern
indication window
is different from
the one being
sewn.
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Adjust the position of inner rotary hook
stopper.
* Refer to P.27.
Make sure the correct needle is used.
* Refer to P.21, P.22.
Change needle.
Refer to P.23.
Refer to P.19.
Refer to P.21.
Guide the fabric.
PROBLEM
17. The light does not
turn on even after
the power is turned
on.
(B375, B376 and
B377)
CAUSE
1.
Replace either the AC cord or the motor
control unit.
6.
The voltage on both ends of connector
SOURSE is not 120V or 230V AC
when the AC cord is inserted.
The resistance on both ends of the
power switch is not less than 1 W when
the power is turned on.*
The fuse is broken.
The light does not turn on. (The light
may be damaged or deteriorating or it
may have a bad connection.) Remove
the light and measure the resistance on
both ends. It should be less than 30 W.*
The output from the transformer is
incorrect.
When connector CN1 is disconnected
from the motor control unit and the
power is turned on, the voltage
between pins 1 and 2 of connector CN1
should be approximately 13 V AC.
Other causes.
1.
Inferior light bulb.
Replace the light bulb.
*Refer to P.55.
1.
The pulley is turned too tightly.
2.
6.
7.
The resistance between the two ends of
motor connector MOTOR is not
between 30 and 40 W (120V), 120 and
130 W (230V).*
Inferior SS switch.
The resistance between pins 3 and 4 of
the SS-VR PCB assy. connector should
be less than 1 W when the SS switch is
turned on and ¥ when the SS switch is
turned off.*
Inferior BT switch.
The resistance between pins 1 and 2 of
connector CN3 (red) should be less
than 1 W when the BT switch is turned
on and ¥ when the BT switch is turned
off.*
The resistance between pins 1 and 2 of
the pin jack assembly on the PCB
(F.C.) should not be less than 1 W when
the foot controller is not inserted.*
The fuse is broken.
Other causes.
Adjust the mechanism so that the pulley
rotates easily.
Replace the motor.
1.
2.
Inferior foot controller.
Inferior motor or inferior brush.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Light is off.
(B373)
18. The motor does not
run.
(B375, B376 and
B377)
3.
4.
5.
Motor does not
run. (B373)
CORRECTION
Replace the motor control unit.
Replace the fuse or the motor control unit.
Replace the light.
Replace the motor control unit.
Replace the motor control unit.
Replace the SS-VR PCB assy..
Replace the BT switch.
*Refer to P.40.
Replace the motor control unit.
Replace the fuse or the motor control unit.
Replace the motor control unit.
Replace the foot controller.
Replace the motor.
* Be sure to turn off the power and remove the connector from the PCB.
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PROBLEM
19. The motor does not
run smoothly or it
does not run at a
high speed.
(B375, B376 and
B377)
CAUSE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
20. Even after the
machine is started,
it stops suddenly.
(B375, B376 and
B377)
1.
21. The speed at which
the machine
operates cannot be
adjusted.
(B375, B376 and
B377)
1.
2.
2.
3.
4.
22. The needle does
not stop in the
down position.
(B377)
The needle does
not stop in the up
position.
(B376 and B375)
1.
2.
3.
4.
CORRECTION
The pulley is sometimes easy or
sometimes difficult to move when it is
rotated by hand.
Accumulated lint or thread under the
needle plate.
Improper tension in motor belt and
timing belt.
Tight gearing of the pattern cam gear
and worm gear.
The rotary shutter is dirty.
The motor control unit is installed
incorrectly. It is loose or slanted.
The voltage between pins 2Å and 4 on the SS-VR PCB does not stay
between 0 and 5 V DC when the power
is turned on and the speed adjustor is
slid to the maximum.
Other causes.
Adjust the mechanism so that the pulley
rotates easily.
The motor control unit is installed
incorrectly. It is loose or slanted.
Other causes.
Install the motor control unit correctly.
The output from the transformer is
incorrect. The voltage between pins 10
and 12 of the transformer should be
approximately 12 V AC.
The voltage between the 5 V and GND
on the motor control unit is incorrect. It
should be 5± 0.25 V DC.
The voltage between pins 2Å and 4 on the SS-VR PCB does not stay
between 0 and 5 V DC when the power
is turned on and the speed adjustor is
slid to the maximum.
Other causes.
Replace the motor control unit.
The position of the NP sensor shutter is
incorrect.
The motor control unit is installed
incorrectly. It is loose or slanted.
Inferior BW switch.
The resistance between pins 1 and 2 of
connector CN7 (black) should be less
than 1 W when the BW switch is turned
on and ¥ when the BW switch is
turned off.*
Other causes.
Check and adjust if necessary.
*Refer to P.31.
Install the motor control unit correctly.
Clean inner rotary hook, outer rotary hook
and feed dog.
Refer to P.20.
Refer to P.21.
Clean the rotary shutter.
Install the motor control unit correctly.
Replace the SS-VR PCB unit.
Replace the motor control unit.
Replace the motor control unit.
Replace the motor control unit.
Replace the SS-VR PCB unit.
Replace the motor control unit.
Replace the BW switch.
*Refer to P.41.
Replace the motor control unit.
* Be sure to turn off the power and remove the connector from the PCB.
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PROBLEM
23. The machine does
not operate if the
reverse sewing
button is pressed or
does not operate at
a slow speed if the
button is pressed
while the machine
is running.
(However, the
machine does not
operate at slow
speed when the
foot controller is
being used.)
(B375, B376 and
B377)
24. The machine stops
immediately after
bobbin winding is
started.
(B375, B376 and
B377)
CAUSE
1.
The BT switch does not work.
2.
Inferior BT switch.
The resistance between pins 1 and 2 of
connector CN3 (red) should be less
than 1 W when the BT switch is turned
on and ¥ when the BT switch is turned
off.*
Other causes.
3.
1.
2.
25. The machine does
not operate when
the foot controller
is depressed.
(B375, B376 and
B377)
CORRECTION
1.
2.
3.
Check and adjust if necessary.
*Refer to P.40.
Replace the BT switch.
*Refer to P.40.
Replace the motor control unit.
If the machine stops approximately. 1
second after bobbin winding starts, the
BW switch is not operating correctly.
The resistance between pins 1 and 2 of
connector CN7 (black) should be less
than 1 W when the BW switch is turned
on and ¥ when the BW switch is
turned off. *
Other causes.
Replace the BW switch.
*Refer to P.41.
The foot controller is not operating
properly.
The resistance between the two ends of
the foot controller plug is not less than
10 KW.*
The resistance between pins 1 and 2 of
the pin jack assembly on the PCB
(F.C.) should be less than 1 W when the
foot controller is plugged in and ¥
when it is not plugged in.*
Other causes.
Replace the foot controller.
Replace the motor control unit.
Replace the motor control unit.
Replace the motor control unit
* Be sure to turn off the power and remove the connector from the PCB.
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PROBLEM
26. The thread cutter
does not operate
correctly. (B377)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
27. The upper and
lower threads are
not cut.
CAUSE
The thread cutter solenoid lever does
not move easily.
The resistance between pins 1 and 2 of
the thread cutter solenoid connector
(J12) is not between 15 and 19 W.*
The thread cutter switch is not
operating.
The thread cutter switch is not
operating properly.
The resistance between pins 1 and 2 of
connector CN4 (blue) should be less
than 1 W when the switch is turned on
and ¥ when the switch is turned off.*
The voltage of the motor control PCB
solenoid is not approximately DC 30V.
Other causes.
The thread cutter cam is out of phase.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1.
CORRECTION
Check and adjust if necessary.
2.
Replace the thread cutter solenoid.
3.
Check and adjust if necessary.
4.
Replace the thread cutter switch.
5.
Replace the motor control unit.
6.
Replace the motor control unit.
Check that the thread cutter cam (lower
shaft assembly) and the outer rotary hook
are correctly in phase.
Refer to P.19.
The moving blade does not operate correctly
The thread cutter solenoid connector is Connect the connector.
disconnected.
Refer to P.56.
The thread cutter solenoid does not
Check that the thread cutter solenoid
operate correctly.
assembly is correctly installed.
The thread cutter cam does not engage
Check that the thread cutter assembly is
with the pin correctly.
correctly installed. If it is installed correctly,
replace it or the lower shaft.
Refer to P.52.
Thread is tangled.
Remove the needle plate and the free-arm
cover, then remove any caught thread and
clean the thread cutter assembly and rotary
hook.
Other parts are causing interference.
Check that the thread cutter assembly and
all surrounding parts are correctly installed.
The thread cutter switch connector is
disconnected.
Connect the connector.
Refer to P.56.
The thread cutter switch is incorrectly
adjusted.
Adjust it to the correct position.
Refer to P.43.
The machine is not being operated correctly
1.
2.
3.
4.
The thread cutter operation lever is not
fully lowered.
The presser foot is not lowered.
The needle is above the needle plate.
The bobbin winding shaft is moved to
the right (the position for winding the
bobbin).
Fully lower the thread cutter operation
lever.
Lower the presser foot.
Turn the pulley until the needle is in the
down position.
Move the bobbin winding shaft to the left.
* Be sure to turn off the power and remove the connector from the PCB.
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PROBLEM
28. The upper thread is
not cut. (B377)
CAUSE
CORRECTION
The machine skips stitches. (Refer to"1.
Machine skips stitches. "in" TROUBLES
AND CHECK POINTS".)
Refer to the related items.
The thread cutter cam is out of phase.
Check that the thread cutter cam (lower
shaft) and the outer rotary hook are
correctly in phase.
The moving and fixed blades are not sharp.
Replace with new blades.
29. The lower thread is
not cut. (B377)
The thread is not cut because the moving
blade does not move correctly.
(Refer to 3, 4 and 5 of "The moving blade
does not operate correctly." of "27. The
upper and lower threads are not cut.")
Refer to the related items.
30. The machine locks
up while cutting
the thread. The
moving blade does
not return to its
correct position.
(B377)
Stitches are sewn while the tension discs are
open and a lot of the upper thread remains
under the fabric.
Check that the thread tension disc and the
thread tension control release mechanisms
are correctly installed.
Thread is tangled.
Remove the needle plate and the free-arm
cover, then remove any caught thread and
clean the thread cutter and rotary hook.
The thread cutting operation was performed
while sewing.
Follow the procedure for removing any
caught thread.
31. The upper thread
is removed from
the needle after the
thread is cut.
(B377)
The spool is not installed correctly.
Correctly install the spool of thread.
The machine is not correctly threaded.
Correctly thread the machine.
Tension is applied while cutting the thread
1.
The thread cutter switch is not
correctly adjusted.
The upper shaft notch cam is out of
phase.
The thread tension disc and the thread
tension control release mechanisms are
not correctly installed.
Correctly adjust the thread cutter switch.
Refer to P.43.
Adjust the upper shaft notch cam so that is
correctly in phase.
Refer to P.51.
With the power turned off, the needle
lowered, and the thread cutter operation
lever operated to engage the notch, pass the
thread (polyester #30) along the threading
path and check that there is no tension
applied to it.
Correctly adjust any parts that apply tension
to the thread.
The thread cutting operation was performed
while sewing.
Do not perform the thread cutting operation
while sewing.
2.
3.
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III. HOW TO ADJUST THE ELEMENTS
1. ADJUSTMENT OF EACH CONTROL UNIT ............................................ 18
2. ADJUSTMENT OF THE TIMING BETWEEN THE UPPER AND
LOWER SHAFTS ..................................................................................... 19
3. ADJUSTMENT OF THE MOTOR BELT AND
TIMING BELT TENSIONS ....................................................................... 20
4. ADJUSTMENT OF THE NEEDLE POSITION AND NEEDLE SWING ..... 21
5. MAXIMUM STITCH WIDTH WHEN SET AT STRAIGHT (LEFT) AND
ZIGZAG STITCH ...................................................................................... 22
6. ADJUSTMENT OF THE ROTARY HOOK
(NEEDLE AND OUTER ROTARY HOOK CLEARANCE) ........................ 23
7. ADJUSTMENT OF THE NEEDLE BAR HEIGHT ..................................... 24
8. FORWARD AND REVERSE SEWING FOR TRIPLE ZIGZAG
STRETCH STITCH .................................................................................. 25
9. ADJUSTMENT OF FEED ......................................................................... 26
10. POSITION OF INNER ROTARY HOOK STOPPER ................................ 27
11. POSITION OF FEED DOG ...................................................................... 28
12. HEIGHT OF FEED DOG .......................................................................... 29
13. HEIGHT OF PRESSER BAR ................................................................... 30
14. POSITION OF N.P. (NEEDLE POSITION) SHUTTER
(B375, B376 AND B377) .......................................................................... 31
15. ADJUSTMENT OF THE THREAD TENSION DIAL ................................. 32
16. ADJUSTMENT OF THE THREAD TENSION UNIT
(B375, B376 AND B377) .......................................................................... 33
17. SETTING OF THE STITCH LENGTH DIAL HOLDER ............................. 34
18. POSITION OF THE PATTERN INDICATION PLATE .............................. 35
19. BUTTONHOLE ADJUSTMENT (FORWARD AND REVERSE
FEEDING) ................................................................................................ 36
20. BUTTONHOLE ADJUSTMENT (BAR TACK FEEDING).......................... 37
21. BUTTONHOLE ADJUSTMENT (THE LENGTH OF THE
BUTTONHOLE AND THE PRESSURE OF THE BH LEVER) ................. 38
22. ADJUSTMENT OF THE BOBBIN WINDING ............................................ 39
23. ADJUSTMENT OF THE REVERSE SEWING SWITCH
(B375, B376 AND B377) .......................................................................... 40
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24. ADJUSTMENT OF THE BOBBIN WINDING SWITCH
(B375, B376 AND B377) .......................................................................... 41
25. ADJUSTMENT OF THE PF (PRESSER FOOT) SWITCH
(B375, B376 AND B377) .......................................................................... 42
26. ADJUSTMENT OF THE THREAD CUTTER SWITCH (B377) ................. 43
27. FORWARD AND REVERSE FEEDING FOR STRAIGHT STITCH .......... 44
28. ADJUSTMENT OF THE INNER ROTARY HOOK TENSION ................... 45
29. NEEDLE THREADER .............................................................................. 46
30. NEEDLE THREADER (CHECKING THE HOOK POSITION IN
HORIZONTAL DIRECTION) .................................................................... 47
31. NEEDLE THREADER (REPLACEMENT)
HOW TO EXCHANGE THE NEEDLE THREADER ................................. 48
32. NEEDLE THREADER
(CHECKING THE HOOK POSITION IN VERTICAL DIRECTION) ......... 49
33. NEEDLE THREADER
(ADJUSTMENT OF THE HOOK POSITION IN VERTICAL DIRECTION) ... 50
34. ADJUSTMENT OF THE THREAD CUTTER NOTCH CAM POSITION
(B377) ...................................................................................................... 51
35. ADJUSTMENT OF THE THREAD CUTTER FRAME
INSTALLATION POSITION ...................................................................... 52
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1. ADJUSTMENT OF EACH CONTROL UNIT
2. Back and forth seam at
automatic reverse pattern
5. Bar tack feeding at buttonhole
3. Forward feeding
4. Forward and reverse feeding at buttonhole
1. Adjustment for straight stitch at left position
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2. ADJUSTMENT OF THE TIMING BETWEEN THE UPPER AND LOWER
SHAFTS
STANDARD
When the mark on the horizontal feed cam of the upper shaft is horizontal, the mark on the thread cutter cam
of the lower shaft should be 5° above horizontal. (Turn the pulley counterclockwise.)
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
Remove the timing belt from the horizontal feed cam, the tension pulley and timing pulley D.
Position the mark on the horizontal feed cam so that it is horizontal and the mark on the thread cutter
cam so that it is 5° above horizontal.
Install the timing belt onto the horizontal feed cam, the tension pulley and timing pulley D.
(At this time, the mark on the outer rotary hook should be in the center facing forward.)
Upper shaft assembly
(horizontal feed cam pulley)
Horizontal feed cam
Mark
Lower shaft assembly
(thread cutter cam)
When the mark on the horizontal feed
cam is horizontal, the mark on the
thread cutter cam should be 5° above
horizontal.
Outer rotary hook
Mark
Timing belt
5°
Mark
Tension pulley
Thread cutter cam
Timing pulley D
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3. ADJUSTMENT OF THE MOTOR BELT AND TIMING BELT TENSIONS
STANDARD
There should be 4 ~ 6 mm of slack on the motor belt and 3 ~ 4 mm of slack on the timing belt when the center
of each belt is pushed with about 200 g pressure.
ADJUSTMENT
Timing belt
1. Loosen the screw on the tension pulley.
2. Adjust the tension pulley position.
3. Tighten the screw on the tension pulley.
Motor belt
1. Loosen the two motor holder screws.
2. Move the motor holder to adjust the belt slack.
3. Tighten the two motor holder screws.
3 ~ 4 mm
4 ~ 6 mm
200g
200g
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4. ADJUSTMENT OF THE NEEDLE POSITION AND NEEDLE SWING
STANDARD
Set pattern dial to zigzag stitch.
The needle should drop in the center of the needle plate hole when the zigzag width dial is set to "0". The
needle should drop in the needle hole balanced when the zigzag width dial is set to the maximum.
Needle swing on the way up from the lowest position to needle plate should be less than 0.15 mm and that on
the way down from needle plate to the lowest position should be less than 0.05 mm.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Set pattern dial to zigzag stitch.
Set zigzag width dial to "0".
Adjust the eccentric nut so that the needle drops in the center of the needle plate hole.
Set zigzag width dial to "the maximum".
Adjust the eccentric nut so that the needle drops in the needle hole balanced.
Loosen three set screws on worm gear.
Adjust needle swing by turning worm gear.
Tighten three screws.
NOTE
Make sure that there is no clearance between worm gear and pattern cam gear.
„
‚
Adjusting
range
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…
…
‡
ˆ
†
‡
When needle goes down
.... less than 0.05 mm
When needle comes up
.... less than 0.15 mm
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5. MAXIMUM STITCH WIDTH WHEN SET AT STRAIGHT (LEFT) AND ZIGZAG
STITCH
STANDARD
Left end of straight stitch should be the same position as left end of zigzag stitch.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Lower the feed dog using the drop lever, then place a piece of paper on the needle plate and lower the
presser foot.
Set the pattern dial to the zigzag stitch and set the zigzag width dial to the maximum so that the needle
moves to the left.
Drop the needle into the paper by turning the pulley.
Set the pattern dial to the straight stitch and set the zigzag width dial to the maximum so that the needle
moves to the left.
Drop the needle into the paper by turning the pulley.
Adjust left straight needle position by turning screw. (Turn the screw to the right, needle position is moved
to the right.)
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‚
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†
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6. ADJUSTMENT OF THE ROTARY HOOK (NEEDLE AND OUTER ROTARY
HOOK CLEARANCE)
STANDARD
When the pattern dial is set to the straight stitch, the zigzag width dial is set to the maximum, and the needle
is between 2.8 and 3.2 mm above its lowest point, the pointed end of rotary hook should meet with the right
side of needle. Under this condition, clearance between the hook and the needle (#14) should be less than
0.1 mm and the hook should not hit the needle.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Set the pattern dial to straight stitch "2" and set the zigzag width dial to the maximum.
Loosen the three screws on the timing pulley D. (for B373, B375 and B376)
Loosen the three screws on the lower shaft gear. (B377)
Adjust the position of the rotary hook. (Adjust so that the pointed end of rotary hook should meet with the
right side of the needle when the needle is between 2.8 and 3.2 mm above its lowest point.)
Tighten the three screws on the timing pulley D. (for B373, B375 and B376)
Tighten the three screws on the lower shaft gear. (B377)
Set the pattern dial to zigzag stitch "3".
Turn the needle clearance adjusting screw until the clearance between the needle and the outer rotary
hook point is less than 0.1 mm without contacting each other.
…

†
†
2.8 ~ 3.2 mm
B377
‚
„
0 mm
„
ƒ
‚
0.1 mm or less
2.8 ~ 3.2 mm
0.1 mm or less
B373, B375, B376
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7. ADJUSTMENT OF THE NEEDLE BAR HEIGHT
STANDARD
When the pattern dial is set to the straight stitch, the zigzag width dial is set to the maximum and the pointed
end of the rotary hook contacts the right side of the needle, the distance from the top of the needle eye to the
bottom of the outer rotary hook point should be 0.9 ~ 1.3 mm.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Set the pattern dial to straight stitch "2" and set the zigzag width dial to the maximum.
Turn the pulley until the rotary hook point meets with the right side of the needle.
Loosen the screw on the needle bar clamp.
Adjust the needle bar until the distance from the top of the needle eye to the bottom of the outer rotary
hook point should be 0.9 ~ 1.3 mm.
Tighten the screw on the needle bar clamp.
NOTE
Since the needle bar can easily be rotated while adjusting the height of the needle bar, causing problems
while sewing, be careful to keep the needle clamp parallel with the needle plate.
Needle bar clamp
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„
0.9 ~ 1.3 mm
…
‚
ƒ
„
Needle clamp
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0 mm
8. FORWARD AND REVERSE SEWING FOR TRIPLE ZIGZAG STRETCH
STITCH
STANDARD
When pattern dial is set to triple zigzag stretch stitch, there should be no difference between forward and
reverse feed.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
4.
Set the pattern dial to the zigzag stitch, the zigzag width dial to the maximum, and the stitch length dial to
"SS".
Loosen the screw for adjustment of the nut.
Adjust forward and reverse feeding by turning the nut.
Tighten the screw.
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ƒ
‚
„
ƒ
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9. ADJUSTMENT OF FEED
STANDARD
When stitch length dial is set to "0", stitch length should be 0 mm.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
4.
Set the pattern dial to the zigzag stitch, the zigzag width dial to the maximum and the stitch length dial to
"0".
Loosen the nut for forward feed adjusting screw.
Adjust forward feeding by turning the screw.
Tighten the nut.
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‚
ƒ
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„
10. POSITION OF INNER ROTARY HOOK STOPPER
STANDARD
Inner rotary hook stopper should hold inner rotary hook by 1.9 ~ 2.1 mm as shown in drawing.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
Loosen the screw on inner rotary hook stopper.
Adjust the position of inner rotary hook stopper.
(Face A on inner rotary hook and feed direction should be at right angles.)
Tighten the screw.
Face A
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‚
‚
1.9 ~ 2.1 mm
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11. POSITION OF FEED DOG
STANDARD
When the upper shaft is rotated once with the maximum feed, the feed dog should not contact the needle
plate on the left and right. When the feed dog is in its initial feed position (as far forward as possible), the
clearances between the feed dog and the needle plate should be 0.3 ~ 0.8 mm.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Loosen two screws on the horizontal feed plate.
Adjust the left and right sides of the feed dog.
Tighten two screws.
Turn the pulley to move the feed dog to its initial feed position.
Loosen the screw on the horizontal feed arm.
Adjust the arm so the clearance between the feed dog and the needle plate is between 0.3 ~ 0.8 mm.
Tighten the screw.
†
‚
…
‡
ƒ
Initial feed dog position
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†
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0.3 ~ 0.8 mm
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12. HEIGHT OF FEED DOG
STANDARD
Feed dog should be higher than the needle plate by 0.9 ~ 1.1 mm when the feed dog is raised to its highest
position.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
4.
Raise the feed dog using the drop lever, then raise the feed dog to its highest position by turning the
pulley.
Loosen the screw for vertical feed finger.
Adjust the height of the feed dog by turning vertical feed finger.
Tighten the screw.
‚
ƒ

„

0.9 ~ 1.1 mm
ƒ
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13. HEIGHT OF PRESSER BAR
STANDARD
The clearance between presser foot and needle plate should be 6.0 ~ 6.5 mm.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
4.
Raise presser foot.
Loosen the screw on presser bar guide bracket.
Adjust height of presser bar.
(Presser foot should be parallel to feed dog.)
Tighten the screw.
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‚
ƒ
„
6.0 ~ 6.5 mm
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14. POSITION OF N.P. (NEEDLE POSITION) SHUTTER
(B375, B376 AND B377)
STANDARD
The needle position shutter works when the needle bar is 1.9 mm below its highest position (approx. 37°
counterclockwise from the topmost needle bar position).
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn the pulley counterclockwise until the needle is 1.9 mm below its highest position.
Remove the two screws on the sensor PC board of the controller PC board assembly, then remove the
sensor PC board.
Loosen the screw on the rotary shutter.
Slowly turn the rotary shutter counterclockwise to adjust the face of the center shutter so that it is
centered slit of the insulation cover.
Tighten the screw on the rotary shutter.
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1.9 mm
„
…
ƒ
Insulation cover
‚
‚
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15. ADJUSTMENT OF THE THREAD TENSION DIAL
STANDARD
When thread tension dial is set to "4" and presser foot is lowered, upper thread tension should be 33 ~ 38g
using polyester thread #60.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
4.
Set thread tension dial to "4", put polyester thread between tension discs and lower presser foot.
Loosen the screw for thread tension control screw.
Measure thread tension using tension gauge and adjust tension to 33 ~ 38g by turning thread tension
control screw.
Tighten the screw.
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‚
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33 ~ 38 g Polyester thread # 60
16. ADJUSTMENT OF THE THREAD TENSION UNIT (B375, B376 AND B377)
STANDARD
When polyester thread (#60) is passed through the thread tension unit, a tension gauge should measure the
thread tension to be 8 ~ 12 g.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
Pass polyester thread (#60) through the thread tension unit and lower the presser foot.
With a screwdriver, turn the adjusting screw to adjust the thread tension.

‚
Adjusting screw

Polyester thread #60
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Polyester thread #60
8 ~ 12 g
17. SETTING OF THE STITCH LENGTH DIAL HOLDER
STANDARD
The mark on the feed adjusting cam faces straight forward when the stitch length dial is set to "SS".
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
Turn the stitch length dial to "SS".
Adjust the feed adjusting cam so that its mark faces straight forward.
Install the stitch length dial holder using the two screws.
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Feed adjusting cam
ƒ
Screw
‚ Mark
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18. POSITION OF THE PATTERN INDICATION PLATE
STANDARD
Each pattern number should be in the center of the pattern indicator window each time the pattern dial is set.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
4.
Set the pattern dial to "3". (The second position when turning the pattern dial clockwise after fully turning
it counterclockwise.)
Loosen the screw on the indication gear B.
Align the holes in the indication gear A and the indication gear holder.
Tighten the screw on the indication gear B.
NOTE
After selecting a pattern, check that each pattern number is centered in the pattern indicator window.
Reference position
Indication gear A
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„
ƒ
Indication gear B
Indication gear holder
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‚
19. BUTTONHOLE ADJUSTMENT (FORWARD AND REVERSE FEEDING)
STANDARD
1.
When the stitch length dial is set to "F" during buttonhole sewing, the left leg should be
from the right leg (50 ~ 60 stitches/20 mm).
+10
0 stitches/20
mm
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Set the stitch length dial to "F".
Set the pattern dial to "1" and check the stitching of the right leg. (If 50 ~ 60 stitches/20 mm cannot be
sewn with the stitch length dial set to "F", adjust the stitching by moving the stitch length dial between "F"
and "1".)
Sew a buttonhole and check the difference between the left backward bar tack and the right forward bar
tack.
Loosen the BHF adjusting screw nut.
Adjust the BHF adjusting screw. (The slit in the BH fine-adjusting knob should be straight upward.)
Tighten the BHF adjusting screw nut.
*
Adjust so that the difference between the left backward bar tack and the right forward bar tack is
unnoticeable.
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…
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†
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„
…
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20. BUTTONHOLE ADJUSTMENT (BAR TACK FEEDING)
STANDARD
The feeding of a bar tack should be less than 10 stitches/1 mm.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
Set the pattern dial to "1", then sew a buttonhole.
Turn the bar tack adjusting screw to adjust the bar tack.
NOTE
Turn the screw to the left to move the bar tack forward; turn the screw to the right to move the bar tack
backward.
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‚
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21. BUTTONHOLE ADJUSTMENT (THE LENGTH OF THE BUTTONHOLE
AND THE PRESSURE OF THE BH LEVER)
STANDARD
The length of buttonhole should be 21 ~ 23 mm, when the button is 20.0 mm in diameter.
The pressure needed to pull the BH lever forward should be 50 ~ 110 g.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Loosen the screw on BH change arm.
Adjust the position of BH lever according to drawings below.
Tighten the screw.
Loosen the screw for the eccentric nut.
Adjust the eccentric nut so that the pressure needed to pull the BH lever forward is 50 ~ 110 g.
(The eccentric nut should not be rotated more than half a turn.)
6. Tighten the screw.
*Adjust the timing of the BH lever using the BH notch screw.
„ † Screw
ƒ
BH notch screw

BH change arm
Eccentric nut
…
20mm
50 ~ 110 g
Shorter
‚
21 ~ 23 mm
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Longer
BH lever
22. ADJUSTMENT OF THE BOBBIN WINDING
STANDARD
Thread should be wound parallel to the bobbin and be wound 75 ~ 85% of the outer-diameter of bobbin.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
In case bobbin thread is wound unbalanced, loosen the screw for bobbin winder thread guide slightly.
Move bobbin winder thread guide vertically so that the bobbin thread is balanced when it is wound.
Tighten the screw.
Loosen the screw for the bobbin presser slightly.
Move the bobbin presser to adjust the amount of thread wound on it.
Tighten the screw.
‚
…
75 ~ 85 %
†
„
‚
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…
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23. ADJUSTMENT OF THE REVERSE SEWING SWITCH (B375, B376 AND
B377)
STANDARD
The clearance between the BT switch and the reverse sewing lever should be 1.0 ~ 1.5 mm.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
Loosen the screw on the BT switch.
Adjust the clearance between the BT switch and the reverse sewing lever.
Tighten the screw on the BT switch.
NOTE
Check that the BT switch turns on when the reverse sewing button is pressed and the stitch length dial is set
to "0".
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‚
1.0 ~ 1.5 mm
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24. ADJUSTMENT OF THE BOBBIN WINDING SWITCH (B375, B376 AND
B377)
STANDARD
When bobbin winder is moved to bobbin presser, bobbin winding switch should be on. When bobbin winder is
returned, the clearance between bobbin winder and switch should be 1.0 ~ 1.5 mm.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
4.
Move bobbin winder to the left.
Loosen the screw.
Adjust the switch by moving it left to right.
Tighten the screw.
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‚
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ƒ
1.0 ~ 1.5 mm
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25. ADJUSTMENT OF THE PF (PRESSER FOOT) SWITCH
(B375, B376 AND B377)
STANDARD
The PF switch should bend 1 ~ 2 mm when the presser foot is raised.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
4.
Loosen the screw on the PF switch.
Raise the presser foot.
Adjust so that the PF switch bends 1 ~ 2 mm.
Tighten the screw on the PF switch.
„
1 ~ 2 mm
‚
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26. ADJUSTMENT OF THE THREAD CUTTER SWITCH (B377)
STANDARD
When the thread cutter operation lever is operated while the needle is lowered and the latch is engaged, the
thread cutter switch should go on between the point where the latch is engaged and the position where the
thread cutter operation lever stops.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Turn off the power, then turn the pulley until the needle is lowered.
Press down on the thread cutter operation lever to the position where the
latch is engaged, then release the lever.
Loosen the screw on the thread cutter switch.
Position the thread cutter switch.
Tighten the screw on the thread cutter switch.
Turn the thread cutter operation lever even more and check that the thread cutter switch is turned on.
NOTE
When the pulley is turned to raise the needle to its highest position, the thread cutter operation lever
automatically resets itself.
Normal
position

‚ Latch
‚
engaging
position
The thread cutter switch should
be on all through this range.
† Thread cutter
operation lever
stop position
…
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„
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27. FORWARD AND REVERSE FEEDING FOR STRAIGHT STITCH
STANDARD
There should be no difference in the length of a forward stitch as compared to a backward stitch when the
stitch length dial is set to "2".
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Set the pattern dial to "2".
Set the stitch length dial to "2".
Sew forward stitch on a piece of paper by turning the pulley then push the reverse sewing button and sew
backward.
Loosen the screw on the reverse sewing finger.
Adjust the position of the reverse sewing finger.
Tighten the screw on the reverse sewing finger.
‚

…
…
†
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„
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28. ADJUSTMENT OF THE INNER ROTARY HOOK TENSION
STANDARD
When polyester thread (#60) threaded through the inner rotary hook is slowly pulled with a tension gauge, the
tension should be 10 ~ 12 g.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
Using polyester thread (#60), thread the inner rotary hook as usual, then slowly pull on the thread with a
tension gauge.
Using a screwdriver, turn the tension spring adjusting screw to adjust the tension.
NOTE
After adjusting the tension, apply locking paint to the screw.
 Polyester thread #60
10 ~ 12 g
‚
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29. NEEDLE THREADER
CAUTION
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Needle threader accepts only circle marked needle and thread combinations.
* marked combinations is not recommended since it might lead to the breakage of needle threader or
imperfect performance.
Lower the presser foot when you use needle threader.
Nylon transparent thread is applicable in needle #14 ~ 16.
Do not turn the pulley when you use needle threader.
Do not touch needle threader when machine is running.
Needle #9 might be hard to thread.
Needle should be located above needle plate more than 8.0 mm for threading.
Thread
#30
#50
#60
#80
#100
#120
#9
5
5
5
¡
¡
¡
#11
5
¡
¡
¡
¡
*
#14
5
¡
¡
¡
*
*
#16
*
¡
¡
*
*
*
#18
*
*
*
*
*
*
Needle
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30. NEEDLE THREADER
(CHECKING THE HOOK POSITION IN HORIZONTAL DIRECTION)
STANDARD
The measure from inside of the hook guard to the center point of hook is 0.42 mm.
CHECK
Prepare 5 pcs. of brand-new sewing HA´1 (#14) and check by changing all of these.
After Checking
A. In case that, hook gets through eyelet of all needles...........................Nothing is the matter.
B. In case that, hook does not get through eyelet of all needles..............Adjust by bending hook.
C. In case that, hook does not get through eyelet of some needles.........Needles through which the hook
does not get, are bad.
ADJUSTMENT
In case the hook is bad after above checking, adjust the hook by forming with pliers. In this case, do not form
hook guard.
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31. NEEDLE THREADER (REPLACEMENT)
HOW TO EXCHANGE THE NEEDLE THREADER
When replacing the needle threader, follow the procedure below.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remove the needle and lower the presser foot.
With the index fingers of both hands, push down on the needle threader to remove it.
To install a new needle threader, align the flat surfaces on the needle threader and the shaft as shown in
fig. A.
Attach the needle threader until the guide on the needle threader fits into the groove on the shaft.
shaft
Groove
D cut
Guide
D cut
ƒ
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Fig. A
Take out ‚
Needle threader
„ Push up
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32. NEEDLE THREADER
(CHECKING THE HOOK POSITION IN VERTICAL DIRECTION)
STANDARD
1.
2.
The clearance between the top of hook and the top of needle eye is zero.
Threading is capable when needle is located higher than 9.0 mm from the needle plate.
CHECK (Refer to the illustration.)
Case A
Hook position is too high. (Hook hits needle and cannot get through needle eye.)
Case B
Hook position is too low. (Hook gets through needle eye but it catches bottom part of needle.)
Needle
Needle
Top of needle eye
0 mm
Top of hook
Hook
Needle
Fig. A
Fig. B
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33. NEEDLE THREADER
(ADJUSTMENT OF THE HOOK POSITION IN VERTICAL DIRECTION)
CASE A (Hook point is too high)
1.
2.
3.
Set the needle position at right and loosen the screw.
Adjust needle threader slightly down and check the clearance between the top of hook and top of needle
eye is zero.
Check if part (a) and part (b) is parallel .
CASE B (Hook point is too low)
1.
2.
3.
Set the needle position at right and loosen the screw.
Adjust needle threader slightly up and check the clearance between the top of hook and top of needle
eye is zero.
Check if part (a) and part (b) is parallel.
NOTE
Unless part (a) and part (b) is parallel, hook will not work.
(a)
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(b)

Top of needle eye
0 mm
Fig. A
Top of hook
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Fig. B
34. ADJUSTMENT OF THE THREAD CUTTER NOTCH CAM POSITION (B377)
STANDARD
The thread cutter latch should be disengaged when the needle bar is 1.6 mm below its highest position
(approx. 34° counterclockwise from the topmost needle bar position).
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn off the power, then turn the pulley counterclockwise to lower the needle.
Press down on the thread cutter operation lever until the latch is engaged.
Loosen the two screws on the thread cutter notch cam.
Turn the pulley counterclockwise to raise the needle so that it is 1.6 mm below its highest position.
Turn the thread cutter notch cam counterclockwise, then tighten the screw at the point where the notch is
disengaged.
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„
‚
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…
…
„
ƒ
1.6 mm
…
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35. ADJUSTMENT OF THE THREAD CUTTER FRAME INSTALLATION
POSITION (B373, B375 AND B376)
STANDARD
1.
2.
The thread cutter frame should be positioned so that there is no space between it and the side of the arm.
It should be positioned so that the space between the thread cutter frame and the outer rotary hook is 1.9
~ 2.2 mm.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
Loosen the two mounting screws.
Position the thread cutter frame assembly.
Tighten the two mounting screws.
0 mm
 ƒ Screw
0 mm
‚
 ƒ Screw
1.9 ~ 2.2 mm
ADJUSTMENT OF THE THREAD CUTTER ASSEMBLY INSTALLATION POSITION (B377)
STANDARD
1.
2.
The thread cutter assembly should be positioned so that there is no space between it and the side of the arm.
The space between the thread cutter cam end and the pin should be 1.7 ~ 1.9 mm.
ADJUSTMENT
1.
2.
3.
Loosen the two mounting screws.
Position the thread cutter assembly.
Tighten the two mounting screws.
0 mm
 ƒ Screw
Install so that there is no space in
the front and back between the
thread cutter frame and the side of
the arm.
0 mm
‚
 ƒ Screw
Pin
Pin
Thread cutter cam
Install so that the
space between the
thread cutter cam end
and the pin is
1.7 ~ 1.9 mm
1.7 ~ 1.9 mm
Thread cutter cam
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IV. HOW TO CHANGE THE PARTS
1. REMOVING THE COVERS ..................................................................... 54
2. LAMP REPLACEMENT ............................................................................ 55
3. LEAD WIRES ARRANGEMENT .............................................................. 56
<MAIN PCB ASSY> ........................................................................................ 57
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1. REMOVING THE COVERS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Remove the face plate screw, then remove the face plate by pulling it off to the left.
Remove the free-arm cover screw, then remove the free-arm cover by pulling it off to the left.
Pull the thread cutter operation lever off toward you.
Loosen the two front cover screws (at the bottom corner near the face plate and at the bottom of the free
arm), then lift the front cover toward you from the bottom, disconnect the connector, remove the front
cover and pull the reverse sewing button off toward you.
Pull the switch cover off to the right from the top of the cover.
Lower the presser foot lever, remove the three rear cover screws, and pull the rear cover off toward the
rear.
Pull the BH adjustment knob off to the right.
NOTE
INSTALLING THE FRONT COVER
A. Set the pattern dial to the zigzag stitch (The second position when turning the pattern dial clockwise after
fully turning it counterclockwise.).
B. Set the pattern on the front cover to the zigzag stitch "3".
B
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†
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†
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‡
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†
…
„
„
„
†
„
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„
B375, B376 and B377
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2. LAMP REPLACEMENT
1.
2.
3.
Loosen the screw of face plate.
Remove face plate.
Attach new sew-light bulb to lamp socket
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B373
B375, B376 AND B377
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3. LEAD WIRES ARRANGEMENT
(B377, B375, B376)
*
*
*
(B373)
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* B377 only
<MOTOR CONTROL PCB ASSY> B375, B376 120V Spec.
GND (JW18)
Transformer
CN1 Lamp unit
CN3 Reverse switch
CN6 Presser foot switch
CN7 Bobbin winder switch
To SS-VR connector
+5 V (JW15)
Fuse
MOTOR Main motor
Sensor P. C. B.
assembly
F. C. Pin jack assembly
Power switch
AC Inlet
<MOTOR CONTROL PCB ASSY> B375, B376 230V Spec
GND (JW18)
Transformer
CN1 Lamp unit
CN3 Reverse switch
CN6 Presser foot switch
CN7 Bobbin winder switch
To SS-VR connector
+5 V (JW15)
Fuse
MOTOR Main motor
Sensor P. C. B.
assembly
F. C. Pin jack assembly
Power switch
AC Inlet
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<MOTOR CONTROL PCB ASSY> B377 120V Spec.
GND (JW18)
Transformer
CN1 Lamp unit
CN3 Reverse switch
CN4 Thread cut switch
CN6 Presser foot switch
CN7 Bobbin winder switch
To SS-VR connector
+5 V (JW15)
Fuse
To Solenoid unit
+30 V (D5 Cathode)
MOTOR Main motor
Sensor P. C. B.
assembly
F. C. Pin jack assembly
Power switch
AC inlet
<MOTOR CONTROL PCB ASSY> B377 230V Spec.
GND (JW18)
Transformer
CN1 Lamp unit
CN3 Reverse switch
CN4 Thread cut switch
CN6 Presser foot switch
CN7 Bobbin winder switch
To SS-VR connector
+5 V (JW15)
Fuse
To Solenoid unit
+30 V (D5 Cathode)
MOTOR Main motor
Sensor P. C. B.
assembly
F. C. Pin jack assembly
Power switch
AC inlet
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<SS-VR PCB ASSY>
(B375, B376)
Speed Volume
(B377)
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B373 (STAR110, PS-2200)
B375 (STAR120E, PS-2300)
B376 (STAR130E, PS-2400)
B377 (STAR140E, PS-2500)
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