Preparation and maintenance

SILVERCREST SNM 33 C1

Important: Unplug power cable when machine is not in use.

Important: Consult a qualified electrician if in doubt about connecting the machine to the power source. Unplug power cable if you are not using the power supply.

anschluss der naehmaschine 1

Connect the machine to a power source as illustrated in the adjacent drawing.

Illumination
The machine is started and the light switched on by pressing the main switch in position " l ".

 
anschluss der naehmaschine 2 Foot pedal
The operating speed of the machine is regulated with the pedal.
anschiebetisch

If you want to sew on the arm bed, pull out the snap-in sewing table in the direction of the arrow.

 

The inside of the snap-in sewing table can be utilised as an accessory box.

Inside of the snap-in compartment the included accessories will be found.

Important: Turn power switch to off ("O")!

SNMD33A1 Einsetzen der Nadel

Change the needles regularly, especially at the first signs of problems when sewing.

Insert the needle as in the illustration.
A. Loosen the needle clamp screw and tighten again after inserting the new needle.
B. The flat side of the shaft should be towards the back.
C/D. Insert the needle up to the stop at the end of the shaft.

Only use fully-functional needles.
Problems can occur with the use of:
- Bent needles
- Blunt needles
- Damaged points

zweistufen naehfusshebel

When sewing thick fabrics, the passage of fabrics under the presser foot can be improved by raising the two-step presser foot lifter further (arrow).

Important: Turn the main switch to off ("O") when carrying out all the operations!

SNMD33A1 Montieren des Naehfusshalters 1

1. Install the presser foot holder
NRaise the presser bar (A) by lifting the two-step presser foot lifter Attach the presser foot holder (B) as illustrated.

2. Inserting the presser foot
Lower the presser foot bar (B) until the groove (C) is directly above the pin (D). Lower the presser foot bar (A) as far as it will go. The presser foot (a) will engage automatically.

 

 
SNMD33A1 Montieren des Naehfusshalters 2

3. Removing the presser foot
Raise the presser foot. Press the lever (E) gently towards the front and the presser foot disengages.

4. Inserting the edge/ quilt guide (q)
As shown in the illustration carefully insert the edge/ quilt guide (q) e.g. For hems, pleats, etc.

unterfaden spulen a

A. Place the spool (n) on the spool pin (15) and hold it in place with a spool pin cap (s).
- Small spool pin cap for thin threads
- Large spool pin cap for thick threads

 
unterfaden spulen b B. Or place the secondary spool pin (q) on to the hole for the second spool pin.
 
unterfaden spulen c

Pull the thread from the spool into the thread guide, and up to the bobbin thread guide.

Pull the thread from the inside through a hole of the empty bobbin. Place the bobbin on the bobbin winder spindle and then push to the right into the filling position.

Hold the end of the thread. Press the pedal. Release the pedal after a few turns. Release the thread and cut as close as possible to the bobbin. Press the pedal again.

Once the bobbin is full, it rotates more slowly. Release the pedal. Replace the bobbin into sewing position and remove it.

Note: If the bobbin winder spindle is in the winding position, the sewing process is automatically interrupted. To sew, push the bobbin winder spindle to the left (sewing position).

Important: Turn power switch to off ("O")!

spule einlegen a

When inserting or removing the bobbin, the needle must be fully raised.

1. Open the hinged cover.

2. Pull the bobbin case tab (A) and remove the bobbin case. Hold the bobbin case with one hand.

 
spule einlegen b

3. Insert the bobbin (3) so that the thread runs in a clockwise direction (arrow).

4. Pull the thread into the slit and under the tension spring.

 
spule einlegen c

5. Hold the bobbin case between the index finger and thumb on the bobbin case tab (A).

6. Insert it into the shuttle race.

Important: Set the main switch (20) to ("O"). Raise the presser foot bar by lifting the two-step presser foot lifter (18) and lift the thread lever (1) by turning the hand wheel (21) anti-clockwise. Follow the arrows and numbers on the sewing machine when threading.

SNMB1 Oberfaden einfaedeln 1

1. Place the spool (n) on the spool pin (15) and hold it in place with a spool pin cap (s).

- Small spool pin cap for thin threads
- Large spool pin cap for thick threads

 
SNMB1 Oberfaden einfaedeln 2

2. Guide the upper thread through the upper thread guide (16) and bobbin thread guide (2) from right to left, then move it forward into the right slot and guide it downwards.

3. Guide it to the left under the guide lug (A) and then upwards again.

 
SNMB1 Oberfaden einfaedeln 3

4. Guide the thread from right to left through the thread lever (1) and then downwards.

5. Guide the thread first behind the large, metal thread guide (B) and then through the eye of the needle. Always thread the needle from the front.

 
SNMB1 Oberfaden einfaedeln 4

Needle threader

You can use the needle threader (g) as a threading aid.
1. Insert the needle threader (g) through the eye of the needle from back to front.
2. Guide the upper thread through the wire loop of the needle threader.
3. Pull the needle threader (g) together with the thread back through the eye of the needle.

automatischer nadeleinfaedler 1

Attention: Turn power switch to "O" before threading the needle.

Important: Raise the needle to its highest position by turning the hand wheel toward you until the mark (A) matched with the line (B) on the machine.

 
automatischer nadeleinfaedler 2 1. Lower the presser foot. Pass the thread around the thread guide (C).
  
automatischer nadeleinfaedler 3 2. Press the lever down as far as it goes. The needle threader turns automatically to the threading position and the tiny hook pin passes through the needle eye (D).
 
automatischer nadeleinfaedler 4 3. Take the thread in front of the needle and make sure it is under the hook pin (E). Then hold the thread slightly upwards so that it hangs on the hook.
 
automatischer nadeleinfaedler 5 4. Hold the thread loosely and release the lever slowly. The hook will turn and pass the thread through the eye of the needle, forming a loop. Pull the thread through the eye of the needle
fadenspannung a

A. Upper thread tension

Basic upper thread tension setting: "AUTO" To increase the tension, turn the dial to the next higher number. To reduce the tension, turn the dial to the next lower number.
1. Normal thread tension
2. Upper thread tension too loose
3. Upper thread tension too tight

Note: The upper thread tension must be set at 2-3 when sewing the lightweight fabrics, like silk and jersey etc.

 
fadenspannung b

B. Lower thread tension

Note: The bobbin tension is adjusted correctly during manufacturing, therefore no changes are necessary.

To test the bobbin thread tension, the full bobbin is placed in the bobbin case. The bobbin case and gripper are then suspended by the end of the thread. If the tension is correct, the thread will unwind by about 1.97 to 3.94 inch. when gently swung and will then remain suspended. If the full bobbin case unwinds, the tension is too slack. If the tension is too tight, it hardly unwinds or does not unwind at all. To adjust, use the screwdriver.

unterfaden heraufholen a Hold the end of the upper thread with the left hand. Turn the handwheel in the anticlockwise direction until the needle is again raised (a complete revolution).
 
unterfaden heraufholen b Pull on the upper thread to bring the lower thread up through the stitch plate hole. Lay both threads to the back under the presser foot.

Important: Disconnect the machine from the electricity supply by removing the plug from the mains socket. When cleaning the machine, it must always be disconnected from the electricity supply.

SNMD33A1 Wartung der Naehmaschine 1 Removing the stitch plate (A):
Turn the handwheel until the needle is fully raised. Open the hinged front cover and remove the stitch plate screws with the L-screwdriver.
 
SNMD33A1 Wartung der Naehmaschine 2 Cleaning the feed dog (B):
Remove the bobbin case and use the brush supplied to clean the whole area.
 
SNMD33A1 Wartung der Naehmaschine 3 Cleaning and lubricating the catch (C-G):
Remove the bobbin case. Snap the two catch retaining arms (C) outwards. Remove the shuttle race cover (D) and the catch (E) and clean with a soft cloth. Lubricate at the points indicated (F) (1-2 drops) using sewing machine oil. Turn the handwheel until the shuttle race (G) is in the left position. Replace the catch (E). Replace the shuttle race cover and snap back the two catch retaining arms. Insert the bobbin case and bobbin and replace the stitch plate.

Important: Fabric fluff and threads must be removed regularly!

aufbewahrung Always remove the power plug from the socket when not using the sewing machine. Use the dust cover provided. Store the sewing machine in a dry location which children cannot access. If the sewing machine is not used for an extended period, it should be protected from excessive dust, dirt or moisture.
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