Important safety instructions, Danger, Warning – SINGER 2517 Merritt User Manual

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Important Safety Instructions

When using this machine, basic safety precautions should always be
followed including the following:

Read all instructions before using this machine.


To reduce the risk of electric shock:

» The machine should never be left unattended when plugged in.

Always unplug the machine from the electric outlet immediately

after using and before cleaning.

• Always unplug before replacing bulb. Replace bulb with the same

type rated 15 watts. Be sure to replace the face plate which
covers the light bulb before operating the machine.


To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock or

injury to persons:

• Be sure that the electrical voltage of the socket (wall receptacle)

is the same as the rated voltage of the motor.

• Use this machine only for its intended use as described in this

Operator’s Guide. Use only attachments recommended by the
manufacturer as contained in the Operator’s Guide.

• To disconnect, turn all controls to the off (”0”) position, then

remove plug from outlet.

• Disconnect the power-line plug from the socket outlet or switch

the machine off when making any adjustments in the needle
area, such as threading needle, changing needle, changing throat

plate or changing presser foot, etc.

• Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet when

removing covers, lubricating, or when making any other user
servicing adjustments mentioned in the Operator’s Guide.

• Do not attempt to adjust the motor belt. Contact your nearest

Service Center should any adjustment be required.

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

the cord.

• Handle the foot contrôler with care and avoid dropping it on the

floor. Be sure not to place anything on top of it.

® Always use the proper throat plate. The wrong plate can cause

the needle to break.

® Do not use bent needles.
® When sewing, keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special

care is required around the sewing machine needle.

® Do not pull or push fabric while stitching. It may deflect the

needle causing it to break.

® Before removing the bobbin case, remove plug from the socklet


® For double insulated machines, when servicing use only

identical replacement parts.

® Never operate the machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it

is not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or
dropped into the water. Return the machine to the nearest
authorized dealer or Service Center for examination, repair,
electrical, or mechanical adjustment.

® Never operate the machine with any air openings blocked. Keep

ventilation openings of the machine and foot controller free
from the accumulation of lint, dust, and loose cloth.

• Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
® Do not use outdoors.
• Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or

where oxygen is being administered.

® Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary

when the machine is used by or near children.


Servicing should be performed by an authorized service


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