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Reciprocator Compact single and Multihead.

Installation Directions for the Reciprocator (Single head and Multi heads)

Part #: (AS-015637-01) Compact Single Head Reciprocator

TOOLS REQUIRED
Phillips Screwdriver 3mm T Handle 2.5mm T Handle 2.0mm T Handle

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Tension Plate Cover

Head Disassembly
Tension Unit

1) After removing Tension Plate Cover, remove the Wheel Sensor Board Connector. 2) Remove Head Face Plate (Upper). 3) After removing screws for the Head, disassemble Head by removing the 3.0mm set screws.

Head Face Plate Cover Upper

Head Face Plate Cover Lower

Set Screws 3.0mm.

Guide Rail

NEEDLE BAR DRIVE SHAFT DISASSEMBLY


1) Remove Arm Guide Covers. 2) Remove Take-up Guide Rail. 3) Remove wick from Needle Bar Drive Shaft. 4) After removing the screw (2.0mm) for the Needle Bar Drive Shaft, disassemble Needle Bar Drive Shaft Driver from the Arm.
2.0mm set Screw.

Guide Covers Needle Bar Driving Shaft

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Needle Bar Driving Shaft

RECIPROCATOR REPLACEMENT
1- Remove the Needle Bar by lifting it up. 2- Remove the Reciprocator from the Crank Rod. 3- Replace with the new Reciprocator.

Needle Bar Reciprocator

Crank Rod

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Needle Bar Drive Shaft Assembly
1) After noting the end mill locations before tightening the screws, assemble the Needle Bar Drive Shaft Driver. 2) After re-assembling wick on the Needle Bar Drive Shaft, assemble Take-up Guide Rail.

Reciprocator Setting Verification


1) Verify the timing for the rise of the Needle Bar Reciprocator from its lowest point is 180 by rotating the Main Shaft Angle. 2) Assemble the Arm Guide Cover.

If the Reciprocator's Lowest Point is not 180:


1) By rotating Main Shaft Angle, find the lowest point of the Reciprocator. Fix the Main Shaft Handle Pulley. 2) Mark the angle shown on the Main Shaft Handle Pulley. 3) Remove the Angle Plate Sticker from the Main Shaft Hand Pulley. 4) Set the Sticker on the Angle Plate to be 180 from the mark made Head Assembly
1) Assemble Head. 2) Assemble Head Face Plate (Upper). 3) After connecting Wheel Sensor Board, attach Tension Plate Cover.
Needle Bar Reciprocator

Below a Video to Replace a Single head Reciprocator.


https://support.zoho.com/portal/coldesi/helpcenter/articles/video-replacing-the-reciprocator

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Multihead Reciprocator with stem on the left.

Part #: AS-003447-00

TOOLS REQUIRED
Phillips Screwdriver 3mm T Handle 2.5mm T Handle 2.0mm T Handle

Replacing the Reciprocator on an SWF Multi-head.


Follow the instructions below to replace the reciprocator in the SWF multi-head machines. The tools required are found in the tool kit that came with the machine.

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Preparation 1. First, place the machine at needle #6 for the 12-needle machine, or at #8 for the 15needle machine. This will make the removal and replacing of the needle case somewhat easier. Note: Once in place, do not move the manual color change knob at anytime during the procedure. Turn off the machine. 2. Remove the thread from the needle case. 3. Remove the cover from the back of the tension base by lightly pulling down on the top while pulling away from the tension base. 4. Remove the four screws that hold the face of the tension base to the machine. See fig.1. The top two are Phillips head and the bottom two are 3mm allen screws. Note: If you place the tension base on the thread stand you wont have to disconnect the wires connected to it. 5. Remove the upper faceplate. See fig. 2. 6. Remove the wiper guide arm. See fig. 3, four Phillips head screws, two on each side of the needle case. Note: At the end of the machine opposite the control panel is the main shaft rotation wheel. It should be pointing to the 100-degree mark. Make sure it stays on that mark when removing and replacing the needle case. See fig. 4.

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

Fig. 3

Fig. 4

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Removing the needle case
1. Remove the four 3mm allen head screws that secure the needle case to the sewing head. See fig. 5. Some models may also have a plate for the start/stop switches attached between the heads. If so, remove the two screws on each side that attach the plates to the head you are removing. See fig. 5a. 2. Carefully lift the needle case slightly and pull the top towards you, It should come loose easily. Do not force the needle case if it does not come loose. 3. Set the needle case assembly to the side. You will not need it until re-assembly.

Fig. 5

Fig. 5a

Removing the broken reciprocator


1. Remove the left arm guard plate. There are two flat head screws See fig.6. 2. Locate the hole at the lower left side of the head See fig. 7. There is a 2mm allen screw in this hole. You cannot see the screw so you will have to feel the allen wrench fit into the screw head. Loosen 2 to 3 turns, but do not completely remove the screw. 3. Loosen but do not remove the two setscrews from the bearing collar at the bottom of the reciprocator shaft. See fig.8. Take note of how it is set for proper re-assembly.

Fig. 6

Fig. 7

Fig. 8

4. Carefully slide the shaft up through the top of the head until the reciprocator assembly is free of the shaft See fig. 9. 5. Remove the reciprocator assembly by sliding left until it is free of the driving lever. Note: The needle bar drive link and collar may come loose also. Take note of their locations for proper reassembly. See fig. 10.

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Fig. 9

Fig. 10

Installing the new reciprocator


1. Install the collar and drive link on the new reciprocator. 2. Reconnect the drive link to the drive lever. 3. Before inserting the drive shaft back down through the top of the head, notice that the bottom end has a flat side. As you insert the shaft, align this side to the left and keep it facing that direction at all times. 4. Slide the drive shaft down through the reciprocator. Note: The reciprocator and drive link will need to be at their highest position. 5. Continue sliding the drive shaft down through the bearing collar, felt oil pads and into the bottom of the head until the top of the drive shaft is flush with the top of the head. 6. Once the shaft is in place, tighten the 2mm set screw at the bottom left of the head that you loosened in step 2 of removing the reciprocator. 7. You will now need to reposition the bearing collar into the felt oil pad and retighten those set screws you loosened in step 3 of removing the reciprocator. 8. Replace the left arm guard plate.

Remounting the needle case


Before remounting the needle case on a multi-head machine there are some things to take note of. First of all if you are working with head #1, it will be slightly different than the rest of the heads. Turn the needle case over and look at the back. 1. At the bottom is a metal rail, when remounting the needle case this rail will have to go behind the Head rail holder set (Small bearing sticking out at the bottom of the head). See fig.11.

Fig 11

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2. The take-up levers have two notches, a small notch that will set on and line up with the top of the silver take-up guide rail. And a large notch that will have to line up with the take-up driving lever of the needle you are on. Tip: Use a rubber band to hold all of the take-up levers level as you put the needle case back on the head. This will help keep them all at the same position during the remount procedure. 3. If you are remounting the needle case for head #1 you will also have a roller base with rollers at the top of the needle case. The roller, of the needle you are on, will fit into the color change gear. See fig. 12.

Fig. 12

Remounting the needle case cont.


1. Set the lower lip of the needle case into, or behind the small bearing at the bottom of the head. Tilt the needle case up, and with light upward pressure, set the top of the case down onto the take up lever guide rail. If mounted properly, there should be virtually no movement of the needle case. It may take two or more attempts to get the needle case to seat properly on top of the head, Do not force it. 2. If the needle case is mounted correctly, the 4 bolts that hold it on should automatically line up. If they do not, redo step 1 again. If they do, insert the 4 bolts and tighten them. Insert all 4 before tightening any of them. 3. Turn on machine, move it through all colors one at a time. Return to center. 4. Replace the tension base using the 2 phillips and 2 allen screws. Again, start all screws before tightening any of them all the way. 5. Replace the back cover of the tension base. It should snap closed when seated correctly. 6. Reinstall the wiper guide arm that you took off in step #6 of the Preparation. Note: The wiper guide arm needs to be lined up properly and tested before running the machine. You can test it by doing a manual trim on both the first and last needles.

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Reciprocator Compact single and Multihead.


Multihead Reciprocator with stem on the Right.

Part # (03600010H000

TOOLS REQUIRED
Phillips Screwdriver 3mm T Handle 2.5mm T Handle 2.0mm T Handle

Replacing the Reciprocator on an SWF Multi-head.


Follow the instructions below to replace the reciprocator in the SWF multi-head machines. Revision Date / Version: 3/11/2014 - 1

Reciprocator Compact single and Multihead.


Preparation
1. First, place the machine at needle #8 for the 15 needle machine. This will make the removal and relacing of the needle case somewhat easier. NOTE: Once in place, do not move the manual color change knob at anytime during the procedure. Turn off the machine. 2. Remove the thread from the needle case. 3. Remove the cover from the back of the tension base by lightly pulling down on the top while pulling away from the tension base. 4. Remove the four screws that hold the face of the tension base to the machine. See fig.1. The top two are Phillips head and the bottom two are 3mm allen screws. NOTE: If you place the tension base on the thread stand you wont have to disconnect the wires connected to it. 5. Remove the upper faceplate. See fig.2. 6. Remove the wiper guide arm. See fig.3, four Phillips head screws, two on each side of the needle case. NOTE: At the end of the machine opposite the control panel is the main shaft rotation wheel. It should be pointing to the 100-degree mark. Make sure it stays on that mark when removing and replacing the needle case. See fig.4.

Fig.1

Fig.2

Fig.3

Fig.4

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Removing the Needle Case
1. Remove the four 3mm allen head screws that secure the needle case to the sewing head. See fig.5. Some models may also have a plate for the start/stop switches attached between the heads. If so, remove the two screws on each side that attach the plates to the head you are removing. See fig.5a. 2. Carefully lift the needle case slightly and pull the top towards you. It should come loose easily. Do not force the needle case if it does not come loose. 3. Set the needle case assembly to the side. You will not need it until re-assembly.

Fig.5

Fig.5a

Removing the broken Reciprocator


1. Remove the left and right guard plate. There are two flat head screws for each plate. See fig.6. 2. Locate the hole at the lower left side of the head. See fig.7. There is a 2mm allen screw in this hole. You cannot see the screw so you will have to feel the allen wrench fit into the screw head. Loosen 2 to 3 turns, but do not completely remove the screw. 3. Pull cotton wick out of top of reciprocator shaft. See fig.8.

Fig.6

Fig.7

Fig.8

4. Remove 3 screws on left side of arm. See Fig. 9. 5. Remove Presser Foot Driving Base (brown color), see Fig.10, By lifting and tilting up toward center of arm. 6. Carefully slide the reciprocator shaft up through the top of the head until the reciprocator assembly is free of the shaft. See Fig.11. 7. Remove the reciprocator assembly by sliding left until it is free of the driving lever. NOTE: The needle bar drive link and collar will come loose also. Take note of their locations for proper reassembly. See Fig.12.

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Fig.9

Fig.10

Fig.11

Fig.12

Installing the new Reciprocator


1. Make sure all washers are put onto new reciprocator before re-installation. See Fig.13. 2. Before inserting the drive shaft back down through the top of the head, notice that the bottom end has a flat side. As you insert the shaft, align this side to the left and keep it facing that direction at all times. See Fig.14. 3. Slide the drive shaft down through the reciprocator, and presser foot dampening system. 4. Continue sliding the drive shaft down through the bearing, felt oil pads and into the bottom of the head until the bottom of the drive shaft is flush with the bottom of the arm. 5. Once the shaft is in place, tighten the 2mm set screw at the bottom left of the head that you loosened in step 2 of removing the reciprocator. 6. Replace presser foot driving base. Fig.10. 7. Replace the left and right arm guard plate.

Fig.13

Fig.14

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Remounting the Needle Case
Before remounting the needle case on a multi-head machine there are some things to take note of. First of all if you are working with head #1, it will be slightly different than the rest of the heads. Turn the needle case over and look at the back. 1. At the bottom is a metal rail, when remounting the needle case this rail will have to go behind the Head Rail Holder Set (Small tip sticking out at the bottom of the head). 2. The take-up levers have two notches, a small notch that will set on and line up with the top of the silver take-up guide rail. And a large notch that will have to line up with the take-up driving lever of the needle you are on. TIP: Use a rubber band to hold all of the take-up levers level as you put the needle case back on the head. This will help keep them all at the same position during the remount procedure. 3. If you are remounting the needle case for head #1 you will also have a roller base with rollers at the top of the needle case. The roller, of the needle you are on, will fit into the color change gear. See Fig.15.

Fig.15

Remounting the Needle Case cont.


1. Set the lower lip of the needle case into, or behind the small tip at the bottom of the head. Tilt the needle case up, and with light upward pressure, set the top of the case down onto the take up lever guide rail. If mounted properly, there should be virtually no movement of the needle case. It may take two or more attempts to get the needle case to seat properly on top of the head. Do not force it. 2. If the needle case is mounted correctly, the 4 bolts that hold it on should automatically line up. If they do not, redo step 1 again. If they do, insert the 4 bolts and tighten them. Insert all 4 before tightening any of them. 3. Turn on machine, move it through all colors one at a time. Return to center. 4. Replace the tension base using the 2 phillips and 2 allen screws. Again, start all screws before tightening any of them all they way. 5. Replace the back cover of the tension base. It should snap closed when seated correctly. 6. Reinstall the wiper guide arm that you took off in step #6 of the Preparation. NOTE: The wiper guide arm needs to be lined up properly and tested before running the machine. You can test it by doing a manual trim on both the first and last needles.

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