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MODEL & 'l-738D


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NEE DLE HEIG HT - FOR ALL ADJUSTMENTS USE BABY LOCK GAUGE (BLG-1)
Note : Before adjusting the needle height, make sure that
the proper needles (DCXlF) are inserted COMPLETELY
into the the needle holder .

1 . NEEDLE AND PRESSER FOOT HEIGHT

a) Re move the face plate and


lamp guard .
bar
b) Loosen the screw@and ~d-
just the needle height by
moving the needle bar up or
down, being careful not to
rotate t he needle bar ..
The right . needle height is
10 . 5mm from the needle plate
surface .
The left needle is 11 . 3mm .
(See figure 1-1)
NOTE : Before adjusting the
needle height, bring the
needle bar to the highest
position.
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c) Raise the presser foot lifter
lever(S)to the up position.
d) Loosen the screw@, adjust
the height to 5.0mm.
(See figure 1-2)

1-1 1-2

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!.,ft J<eedle~ · Right needle

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1°,-5=:'.---~eedle plate
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· 2 . REPLAC EMENT OF ADJUSTABLE
CHAINING TONGUE

a) Remo ve stitch width form e r


by push i ng lever.@
b) A Us ing a "O" phillips s crew-
driv e r, remove t h e two mounti ng
s cre ws . (fig, 2) Remove the
defe c tive c h a i ning tongue .
c) Replace chaining t ongue and
s crews but d o n o t tighten
scre ws comple t e ly at this
point ~
d) Return the stitch wi dth former
to the lower knife holder .
e) Adjust · the chaining tongue so
that the loopers pass freely
above and below the chaining
tongue . Check to see if the
chaining tongue will move
freely from 3 . 5mm to 7 . 5mm .
Tighten mounting screws if
no jam occurs .
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f) The chaining tongue should be
flush with the needle plate
finger .
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3 . ~ NIFE ADJUSTMENTS
HOW TO REPLACE THE UPPER KN IFE
Upper k.nile ,cre w
a) Turn the u pper knife to t he
up position .
b) Remove tle u pper knife . clamp
screw and the upper knif e . 3-1
( See fi gu~e 3-1)

c) Pu t the n e w knife in p la ~e A1 ;gn th t t h roai


f rom ab ove so the front co r n e r p!a:r surfac e
o f the cutting edge s inks j ust
b el ow the level of th e l ower
knife c u tti ng edge (a s sho wn in
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f ig . 3 -2) . Ti ght e n the upper
k n ife clamp screw . (Caution :
Mak e sure upper knife is not Fro:-,1 corr.er
st r i ki ng chaining tongue mount- of u;:,;:,er U;::,;:,er k n ife
ing sere.; ) , kn,fe
O ·,aini,"lg long-.,;'!

LOWER KNIFE REPLACEMENT 3-2


a) Open the front cover and move
the upper knife to the "UP"
P.OSition
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b) Remove the lower knife clamp Need le p la te
screw (See fig ·. 3-3) and the I

lot.:"er knife .
c) Insert the new knife into the
groove and move it up until
the upper edge is flush with
the top of the needle plate .
Tighten the lower knife clamp
screw .
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4 . LOW ER LOOPER
RETURN DISTANCE Left needle
Lo..,·e r Looper
a) Lower the need l e ba r to the
lo west position by turning
handw he el . 2 . 6mm
b) Loosen the screw@, move
t he lower looper arm to the
left or ri ght.
Dis t ance between t he left side
of the left needl e and tip of
the lower looper i s 2 . 6mm .
(See figure 4-1 ) Clamp screw
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ADJUSTI NG THE NEEDLE CLEARANCE 4-1
a) Rotate the handwheel to bring
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the tip of the lower looper
directly behind the left
needle (See figure 4-2) . The
clearance between the back
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of the needle and the tip of
the looper should be 0-0Smm .
/About the thickness of a
piece of paper . )
b) To adjust this clearance,
loosen the lower looper arm
clamp screw@ (See fig. 4-1)
and move the lower looper arm
forward or backward to achieve
the correct clearance . (Be
careful not to rotate the 0 - O!:.n,m
looper arm on the shaft as
this will disturb the return
distance). Tighten the lower I
looper arm clamp screw .
c) Rotate the handwheel to bring · 4-2
the tip of the lower looper
directly behind the right
needle (fig. 4-2) . The.clear-
ance between the back of the
needle and the tip · of the
looper should be 0-0Smm.(about
the thickness of a piece of paper.)
d) If the clearance is different on the
right needle then loosen the needle
bar clamp screw. Rotate the needle
bar to align the needles with equal
needle to looper clearance on both
needles, then tighten the needle bar
clamp screw. (Be careful not to let
the needle bar move up or down as this
will change the needle height.)
5~ i IDJUST I NG THE BACK NEEDLE GUAR D
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· a) Remove the presser foot and the needle plate.

b) Loosen the back needle guard clamp screws .


(See Fig . 5.::l) Adjust the clearance and height
while moving :he back needle guard
backward or fo rward. up or down. (See Fig.
5- 2)
c) Replace the needle plate and presser foot.

Left r.eedle

Right
Left and right needle
Needle

Back Needle
Guard

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7-Lower looper tip

Lower looper arm _


( ) - sack needle guard

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~ 0 - 0.Smm

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FRONT NEEDLE GUARD 5. CLEARANCE OF FRONT NEEDLE GUARD

a) With presser foot and needle plate removed.


rotate the handwheel and bring the needles
to their lowest position. Needle plate Right needl~U ·- Left needle
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b) Tilt the machine back and open the.side door, \ / .'/
exposing the front needle guard fixing screws.
Front needle
C) . Loosen the two fixing screws. Move the nee- guard
dle guard backward or forward and adjust
the distance between both needles and the
front needle guard. (See Fig. 5-3).
0 • 0.5mm
d) After adjusting. tighten both fixing screws,
taking care not to move the needle guard. 5-3
Please use No. l 4 needle when adjusting
e ). Replace needle plate and presser foot.
6. UPP ER LOOP ER
a ) Rotat~ handwheel s o as to Left r.eedle
b r ing the upper lo ope r t o
i ts highes t and ext r eme
left po s ition .
b) Loosen the s crew®, move
t he up per l oo per arm t o go
up or down .
Co r rect pos it ion i s 4 . 35 4 . 4mm.
From t he s i de of the left needle
to t he t ip of t he upp e r lo oper .
(See f igure 6-1)
Clamp screw
ADJUSTING THE CLEARANCE BETWEEN ®
THE UPPER LOOPER AND THE LOWER
LOOPER .
a) Rotate the handwheel and bring . Upper looper arm
the upper looper up from its
lowest position until the tip
of upper looper is flush with
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the top of the lower looper. 1
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b) Loosen the upper looper clamp ; 6-1
,screw@ and adjust the clearance\ ,...._________ _______ ____J
between the upper looper and _
lower looper .
. c) After adjusting, tighten the
upper looper clamp screw while
holding the upper looper to
prevent it from moving.

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7.~FEED DOG HE! GHT AND TIMI NG
Main feed dog
FEED HEIGHT-DIFFERENTIAL FEED
a) Rem ove presser foot .
b) Bri ng feed dogs t o their
hig hest position .
c) Top of f eed dogs should
measure . 9-1 . 0mm from
needle plate f or sub-
feed dog and 0 . 8mm for
main feed dog . (See fig . 7-2) Sub-feed c!og
d) To adjust, loosen both feed
dog fixi ng screws@& adjust
to the proper height . (See Sc:.:-ew@
fig . 7.;..l) Tighten both screws
wh en feed dogs are properly
positioned . 7-1

FEED. TIMING-DIFFERENTIAL FEED MODELS


a) Remove presser foot .
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b) Adjust stitch length to the
longest stitch leneth setting,
and set the differential feed
lever to"~" .
Needle plate
c) As the right needle is coming /
out of the throat plate the top 0.8mm 0. 9~1mm .~
of the sub-feed dog teeth should I
be level with the throat plate.
(See figure 7-3)
d) To adjust, loosen both feed 7__J
regulator screws . @(See fig. 7-1) Main feed Sub-feed
7-2 dog dog
e) While holding onto the the feed
regulator knob, turn the hand-
wheel to position the needles.
Tighten screws .

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Main feed Sub-feed
dog . dog
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