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not allow to be used as a toy. Close atten tion is necessary wh is used by or near chi en this appliance ldren. 2. Use this appliance only for its intende d use as described attachments recomme in this manual. Us nded a Never operate this applian by the manufacturer as contained in this ma e only nual. ce if it has a damage properly, if it has be d cord or plug, if it is en dropped or dama not working ged, or dropped int appliance to the neare o water, Return the st authorized dealer or service center for electrical or mechan examination, repair, ical adjustment. 4. Never operate the ap pliance with any air op enings blocked, Ke ings of the sewing ma ep ventilation open chine and foot contro ller free from the ac dust, and loose cloth. cumulation of lint, 5. Never drop or insert any object into any opening. 6. Do not use outdoors. 7. Do not operate wh ere aerosol (spray) pro ducts are being us being administered ed or where oxygen is . 8. To disconnect, turn all controls to the off (“0”) position, the outlet. n remove plug from 9. Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plu 10. Keep fingers aw g, not the cord. ay from all moving par ts. Special care is machine needle. required around the ‘ew ing ii. Always use the pro per needle plate. The wrong plate can ca 12, Do not use ben use the needle to bre t needles. ak. 13. Do not pull or push fabric while stit ching. It may deflec break. t the needle causing it to 14. Unplug the sewing machine wh en making any adjus such as threading tments in the need needle, changing le area, needle, threading presser foot, etc. bobbin, or changin g 15. Always unplug sewing machine fro m the electrical outlet lubricating, or when when removing cov making any other us ers, er servicing adjustm instruction manual. ents mentioned in the

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Name of Parts Accessories Removing the extension table Before sewing (Power supply and Sewing lamp) Fitting shank and quilting seam guide. Fitting of presser feet Winding the bobbin Removing bobbin case and bobbin Inserting bobbin into bobbin case

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Inserting bobbin case into shuttle race Changing needle Threading upper thread & Twin needle threa ding Drawing up bobbin thread Changing sewing directions Adjusting.thread tensions Regulating the presser foot pressure Darning plate Fabric. Thread, Needle guide Sewing (pattern selector) and operation table To start sewing To finish a seam Blind hemming Three step zig-zag Overcasting edges-binding Straight stretch stitch Sewinq on buttons Sewing in zips Button hole sewing Hemming Twin needle-freehand embroidery Cleaning of race.and shuttle hook Cleaning and oiling Trouble shooting guide

OUT) Top cover Handle Reverse button 1— .NAME OF PARTS (FRONT SIDE) 1 2 3 4 Pattern selector dial Take up lever Thread tension dial Thread guide for upper threading Presser foot Shuttle Cover Face cover / 11 5 6 7 8 9 10 Spool pin (Puit.

(REAR VIEW Bobbin winder stopper Bobbin winder spindle Upper thread guide Stop Motion knob Hand wheel Thumb screw Needle plate Needle clamp screw Presser foot lever Exten table Accessories Box — 1A— .

ACCESSOR I ES 0 Bobbin Felt Zigzag foot (On machine) Button hole foot Button foot Machine Oil Zipper foot / Button hole cutter Screw driver Needle #11 #14 —2— .

A 3 AMP. the machine or the electrical set must be disconnected from the supply by removing the plug from the socket outlet THE MAXIMUM INPUT OF LAMP: 240 V 15W. THIS IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO MACHINES MANUFACTURED FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM IMPORTANT The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code: BLUE NEUTRAL — BROWN — LIVE NOTE.S 1363 FUSED PLUG. As the colours of the mains lead of thit appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug. FUSE MUST BE FIllED. FIT CORRECT PLUG TO POWER CORD WHEN USING A B. —3— .rked L or coloured RED. the plug must be removed from the socket outlet Vv$en servicing the sewing machine. proceea as follows: Connect BROWN wire to terminal m. Vkien leaving the sewing machine unattended. THIS APPLIANCE CONFORMS TO THE STATUTORY RADIO INTERFERE NCE SUPPRESSION REGULATIONS. or when removing covers or changing lamps. Connect BLUE wire to terminal marked N or coloured BLACK. If the terminals of the plug are unmarked consult a qualified electrician before use.REMOVING EXTENSION TABLE To convert the macrune from flat-btd to free-arm use simply remove the tension table as shown.

Use only a 120V. 4. 3. -J Important: When leaving the machine unattended. 3.BEFORE SEWING 1. disconnect from the supply by removing plug from the socket outlet. servicing. Remove lamp by unscrewing it counter clockwise. 5. Plug 4 1. Available from your Riccar stockist. 15W (Max) “Hi-Light” brand re placement sewing machine lamp. Sewing speed can be varied by the speed controller. the machine to the power supply. Fit the machine plug into the machine. Install a new bulb by screw ing it in clockwise. (BE SURE TO FIT A CORRECT PLUG TO SUPPLY CORD) 2. —4— . 2. Open face cover in direction of arrow. Remove or install lamp from inside of face cover. changing lamps or removing covers.

(2> FITTING OF PRESSER FEET Raise the presser foot. Centre new foot under shank. (3. 4) f Presser bar Tighten Loosen Shank 1 One-touch lever 3 —5 . Pull onetouch lever towards you and the foot will become engaged. Pull the one-touch lever towards you and the foot will be released. Lower shank until groove is directly above and touching the pin.FITTING SHANK AND QUILTING SEAM GUIDE Raise the presser bar and fit shank as shown. (1) Insert quitting/seam guide carefully so as not to damage the holding spring.

d. 2. Place bobbin onto spindle and har. Release stop motion knob. x orrect 477 ri screw I I J Note: If the bobbin winding should be uneven (it is factory set) the thread guide can be raised or lowered to achieve the correct winding. —8— . and depress foot pedal. When bobbin winding is com pleted return spindle to its original position. (When bobbin is filled re-tighten stop motion knob) r8obbin spinde 4. in direction of arrow. Push bobbin winder spindle against stopper. 3.wind thread onto bobbin in an anti-clockwise direction for 5 or 6 turns.WINDING THE BOBBIN 1. Remove the top cover and adjust with a suitable tool. 5. Thread as shown.

Raise needle to its highest position and open the shuttle race cover. 3. Pull into slot and under tension spring and draw out about 10 cm of thread. Guide the end of thread into slot. Pull off 5cm of thread from bobbin and insert it into bobbin case as shown. Open hinged latch of bobbin case and pull bob bin case out of machtrie. Tension spring 2. 2. 3. INSERTING BOBBIN INTO BOBBIN CASE 1. Release the latch and bob bin will fall out easily.REMOVING BOBBIN CASE AND BOBBIN Hinged latch 1. —7— .

Loosen needle clamp screw and re move old needle. Raise needle to its highest position. —8— . With the flat side of the needle facing away from you. Pulling thread to the front. place bobbin case onto centre pin in shuttle and release latch. t E CHANGING NEEDLE 1. 4. open the latch of bobbin case and hold it. 3. Ensure needle is at its highest position.INSERTING BOBBIN CASE INTO SHUTTL E RACE Hinged latch 1. insert needle as far up as it will go. 2. 2. Tighten the needle clamp screw securely. Note: At the first sign of any stitchin g irregularity always change the needle for a new good quality one. Holding latch open.

G. Between the tension discs. A. F. D.THREADING UPPER THREAD 4 Thread the machine from A to G as illustrated. E. 1 & 2 also illustrates threading for twin needle sewing (see page 25) 4 F G —9— . Through the needle from front to backFig. C. Up and into the tension spring. Into the thread take-up lever from right to left. B. Through the thread guide. Behind the-needle clamp thread guide. Down behind the thread guide.

pivot the fabric around the needle to change direction as desired.DRAWING UP BOBBIN THREAD Hold the top thread with a slight tension in your left hand and rotat e the hand wheel towards you so that the needle goes down and up again. Put down presser foot and start to sew. Lower needle down into fabric and raise presser foot. . then gently pull your thread out towards the rear and under your sewing foot and you are ready to start sewing. %— CHANGING SEWING DIRECTIONS 1. —10— 2.

The higher the number on the dial the greater the tension. (Anti-clockwise) to the left to decrease tension. the user can achieve the correct tension for normal sewing. Increase Decrease As a general guide only. If the bobbin and case immediately fall to the grou nd. The correct tension is obtained when a slight jerk of the thread causes the bobbin to drop a short distance only.ADJUSTING UPPER THREAD TENSIO N It is only normally nece ssary to adjust the upper thread tension to achieve the correct balance between the upper and lower threads. — 11 — . the tension is too loose and should be increased. S Correct Incorrect Inside of fabric Upper thread Fabric Upper thread Bobbin thread ADJUSTING LOWER THREAD TENSION Lower thread tension can be adjusted by turning the screw on the bobbin case slightly to the right (clock-wise) to increase tension. If this action does not move the bobbin the tension is too tight and should be loosened until the desired effect is achieved. by caref ully suspending the wound bobbin in its case by the thread.

free hand embroidery. For general sew rng. etc. sewing freehand DROP FEED I Lower feed dog by pushing lever. No. pressure adjus tment is required when darning or embroidery. Used when sewing on buttons. skipped stitch in guiding the fabric.REGULATING THE PRES SER FOOT PRESSURE 1. for me use 1-2. Adjust lever to desire d pressure. dow n in direction of (No feeding of fabric) arrow. es. raise height of feed dog by direction of arrow lifting lever in —12— . For light fabrics use 0. Insufficient pressure may cause poor fee ding.1. 2. for heavy fabric dium fabrics s use 3. or difficulty 3.

Fiber 50 Silk 14 14 As a general rule use shorter stitch lengths on finer fabrics and longer stitch lengths with heavier fabrics. Fibe Gabardine 50 Silk Heavy Denim Jersey Tweed 50 cotton 14 ) 14 50S. 13— — . T Silk 50 S. finer thread and needle with finer fabrics and heavier thread and needles with heavier fabrics. Use special ‘ball point’ or ‘stretch’ needles on difficult stretchy fabrics. Fibe 50 silk 11 cç—\\.FABRIC THREAD NEEDLE GUIDE \ Fabric Thread Needle Pressure of presser foot Prcssure regulation Indica ton of tension \ Nylon Light Tricot 80 Cotton 60S. Fibe Wool silk Silk 11 Medium Ging ham 60-80 Cotton 11 or Thin Jerse 60 S.


4. Guide the cloth gently with your hand . 2. 3. Depress foot/Speed control and start to sew. Hold both threads about 10 cms to the rear of machine for the first two or three stitches. 5. Sufficient fabric should be placed unde r needle before lowering presser foot. —15— . 2. When turning the hand wheel manually . adjusting the machine for the length of stitch and tension suitable to your fabric.TO START SEWING Important Hints. always turn it toward you. 1. Attention. 1. Test the machine stitches on a scrap of fabric you plan to use. 3. Raise the take-up lever to its highest position when starting and stopping sewing. To prevent breaking needle always stop with the needle out of the fabri c.

4. Push the reverse button and sew in reverse for about 3—4 cms. 2. Sew to the edge of seam. — 16— . 5. 3. Lift presser foot and pull out the fabric to rear of machine.TO FINISH SEAM S 1. Cut threads as shown on the thread cutter. Raise needle to its highest position.

until the needle swings over to far left. (2) If it does not.(I) Place the folded fabric under the foot as shown . t adjust the position of the fabric. Proceed to sew carefully feeding the fabric to ensure it retains the correct p tion against the guide. Always test the stitch first on a spare piece of fabric. Turn the hand wheel towards you by hand. (3) Note: Some practice will be needed to obtain the b results. position the “guide” of foot (3) up against the fold (2) by turning the nut (4). Once the correct position àf the fabric has been set. 4 Hr —17 — ‘2 .BLIND HEMMING (optional) Fold the fabric as illustrated with the “wrong ’ side facing upwards. It should then just pierce the fold of the fabric.

on a wide range of fabrics.THREE STEP ZIG-ZAG The three step zig-zag stitch has a wide range of sewing applications. where the stitches are to the edge of the patch and a tear. V vvvwv V V V a - C • * -- C C 4 - -- — 18— . The stitch length can be reduced until the stitches are very c’ose together. mending. The illustration shows patching. This will give a stronger finish for most repairing operations. darning. such as pitching. where the stitches go firstly over the centre of the tear and then to either side but overlapping slighly on the first row. sewing on elastic and lace. repairing tears. oversew ing edges etc.

—19— . When the needle is at its extreme right position. Using the overcasting foot will prevent puckering of thin fabrics.OVERCASTING EDGES For thicker fabrics Both these stitches are designed to overlock the edge of a fabric. allow t to lust pass over or I pierce the edge of the fabric according to the effect you require. E1J To sew fabrics edge to edge seleci the multi zig-zag stitch.

Use it for stretch fabrics and for areas of “stress” where a strong stitch is required. It can be used to oversew edges where the seam has already been sewn by a straight stitch. thereby giving “triple” strength.STRAIGHT STRETCH STITCH The straight stretch sews two stitches forward and one stitch backwards. (2A) TRIPLE ZIG-ZAG (RIC-RAC) STITCH The triple zig-zag stitch is a very strong zig-zag stitch used for seaming heavy fabrics such as canvas etc. or as an attractive decorative stitch. (2B) Ill Ill III III II Ill 2 A B —20— .

Place button between presser foot and fabric and lower presser foot. 3. 6. 4. 1. Sew about 7 stitches. ‘Ion Tie —21 — . Manually turn hand wheel towards you ensuring that the needle enters nto both holes of button without obstruction. 2. 5.SEWING ON BUTTONS Fit darning plate as described on page 12. (Increase or decrease width setting). Use button presser foot and attach firmly. Pull both threads to the underside and tie together.

leave needle in the fabric.SEWING IN ZIPS Fit the Zipper foot. The Zipper foot can be moved to the ‘eft or right. (3) To move the “zip slider” out of the way. move foot over to the right as illustrated and reverse the procedure to sew the left hand side of the zipper. raise foot and slide it behind the foot. —22— . (2> To sew on the right hand side of the zipper. Lower the foot and continue.

19. a corded buttonhole can be sewn taking care that the zig-zag stitches of the buttonhole oversew the cord. The top tension may be reduced to achieve a better lookin g buttonhole. USER TIPS Always sew a sample buttonhole on some spare fabric as settings will change according to the fabric used. (2) Carefully cut between the sides (beads) of the buttonhole with the seam ripper using a pin through the end bar tack (2) to prevent the seam ripper going too far. try using interfacing (vilene) or tissue or other paper underneath the fabric to aid machine feeding. On suitable fabric. Always use the Buttonhole foot using its calibrated markin gs to measure the buttonhole length. —23— . 20 and 19 again. For very thin. (1) Sew in the sequence illustrated (1) selectinc patterns 18. stretchy or other difficult fabrics.BUTTON HOLE SEWING Fit the button hole foot Set the stitch length dial within the green marking to achieve the correct density (closeness) of satin stitch.

During sewing. 4. Secure the folded edge with a few stitches. Lower the foot and sew the hem. fold the fabric to the left a little and allow hemmer foot. V — 1. — 24— . Only suitable materials can be used and some practice may be necessary to acheive best results. Replace the toot with the hemmer foot. Take out the workpiece and draw the hem into the hemmer foot by pulling the threads. 3. 2. Fold over the fabric edge by about 3mm and place it under the foot. Raise the foot and the needle to its highest position.HEMMING (optioraI) A c. Make sure that the fabric does not move under the right halt of the toot. The fabric must be fed into the scroll of the hemmer sufficiently so that the work piece edge runs freely through the groove under the toot. it to run into the 5.

2. Use wooden or plastic hoops with an adjusting screw. —25 — . Fit darning plate as described on page 12 and set stitch patterns from 1-5 as desired. Sewing width should not exceed the third widest stitch width. FREEHAND EMBROIDERY In freehand embroidery. unlike mechanically controlled stitching.TWIN NEEDLE (optional) Thread machine as for normal sewrng using both spool pins and pass the threads through the same procedure but through the eye of each needle. Stretch the fabric tight accross the hoop and sew whilst moving the hoop to create the desired effect. exceeding this will result in breaking of needles. 3 and 13 only. Suitable for stitch numbers 1. feeding of the fabric is done by hand without assistance from feed dogs. A round embroidery hoop is generally ued. NB.

reassemble reversing the above procedure. Unlock the shuttle race holder. When finished cleaning. 1) 2) 3) 4) Take out the bobbin case. Bobbin case Shuttle race cover o o © Shuttle holder race © Shuttle hook Shuttle hook Shuttle race cover — 26— . Open shuttle cover. Release the shuttle race cover.CLEANING OF RACE AND SHUTTLE HOOK Raise the needle bar to its highest point by turning the hand wheel toward you. Take out the shuttle hook Clean dust and gummed oil off each part with an oiled cloth.

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Increase foot pressure (larger numbers) 3. rewind excess thread Insert new needle. Check by pulling thread. 3 Clean and au again only with fine sewing machine a/ (not 3-in-i oil) 4. Skipped stitches 5 Needle breakage ‘1 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 Stitching forms loops 1 2 3 4 Seams shrink or pucker 1 2 3 4 1 2 3. Clean race and hook according to instructions. 1. Insert new needle. 3’ Adjust length for proper stitches 4 ChECk tensions. 2 Insert new needle. Use larger needle Reinsert needle (flat side toword back). C•4 . 2 Reinsert needle correctly (flat side toward back) 3 Match needle size to thread & fabric weight 4 Do not pull on cloth. 3 Match needle size to fabric and thread weight. 4 Check to see if proper sewing foot i used. 5 Check foot pressure regulation for proper setting. Use smaller needle. 5. 3 4 S 6 REMEDY Rethreod machine and needle. Thread bobbin again and check for proper insertion. 2 3 3 4 Top thread breaks Lower thread breaks Bobbin case is improperly threaded Bobbin tension is too tight Needle is not inserted correctly Needle is domaged Wrong type of needle is used Wrong foot is used Foot pressure is wrong Needle is damaged Needle is not inserted correctly Fabric too heavy/wrong needle size Fabric is being pulled by operator Wrong sewing foot is used Needle is not threaded correctly Bobbin is not threaded correctly Needle/fabric/thread rotia is incorrect Incorrect tensions Foot pressure is too heavy Needle is too forge for fabric Wrong stitch length is used Tension is too heavy Thread is of poor quality Foot pressure is too light Bobbin is threaded incorrectly Material is being pulled byaperolor Machine needs oil tint and oil residue have c&tecied in hook or on needle bar Inferior oil has been used and gums-up machine. Thread bobbin according to chart. 4 Do not pull on fabric Let it feed automatically 1. fabric weight 4 Set correct tensions. 4 Needle is donaged 5. Irregular stitching/feeding Machine is noisy and rough 1 Reposition bobbin. Reduce tension on top (smaller numbers). Remove spool. Consult your specialist dealer. Replace needle. 1 Reduce foot pressure (smaller numbers) 2. Machine requires servrcrn9.__________ TROUBLE-SHOOTING GUIDE CONDITION CAUSE Machine is threoded incorrectly 2 Tension is too tght 3 Threod is too heovy for needle size 4 Needle is inserted incorrectly 5 Thread may he caught on reel holder 6 Needle is damaged Bobbin case is not inserted correctly 2. 2. If it pulls smoothly it is correct 2. Match needle size to thread S. 3. Check for correct threading 3 Change bobbin tension according to instructions. Use quality thread! 2. 1 Reinsert needle (flat side toward back). Check for proper foot pressure 5 Use correct foot 1 Thread needle front to bock. Oil according to instructio. 9.

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