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  • Brand: Brother
  • Product: Sewing Machine
  • Model/name: FS-40
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

Table of Contents

Page: 3
petra - electric
Greisbacherstraße 6
89331 Burgau
Das Gerät entspricht den Europä-
ischen Richtlinien 2006/95/EG und
Dieses Produkt darf am Ende
seiner Lebensdauer nicht
über den normalen Haus-
haltsabfall entsorgt werden,
sondern muss an einem
Sammelpunkt für das Recycling von
elektrischen und elektronischen Ge-
räten abgegeben werden.
Die Werkstoffe sind gemäß ihrer
Kennzeichnung wiederverwertbar.
Mit der Wiederverwendung, der stoff-
lichen Verwertung oder anderen For-
men der Verwertung von Altgeräten
leisten Sie einen wichtigen Beitrag
zum Schutze unserer Umwelt.
Bitte erfragen Sie bei der Gemeinde-
verwaltung die zuständige Entsor-
Änderungen vorbehalten
Before Using
Read the instructions carefully. They
contain important information for the
safe use and maintenance of the
appliance. Keep them in a safe place
and transfer them to a possible suc-
ceeding user. Only use the appliance
for the purpose intended. When
using pay particular attention to the
following safety advice.
Safety Advice
• Only connect the appliance to alter-
nating current - with a rated voltage
according to the rating plate - to a
correctly installed earthed socket.
• In order to avoid overheating of the
appliance, you must not vacuum air
more than 30 seconds at most.
Allow a cooling-down period of 90 se-
conds after each sealing process.
• Do not pull the power cord over
sharp edges or jam it and protect it
from heat and oil.
• Do not put the appliance on hot
surfaces such as hot plates or near
unshielded gas flames.
• When sealing a bag with a liquid
content, make sure that the liquids
are no sucked in.
• Attention! The sealing element will
become hot during use - Scalding
• Do not disconnect the appliance by
pulling at the cord or grip the cord
with wet hands.
• This appliance is not meant to be
used by persons (including child-
ren) with reduced physical, senso-
rial or mental capacities or in ab-
sence of the necessary experience
and/or knowledge - unless they are
supervised by a person responsi-
ble for their safety and from whom
they get instructions on how to use
the appliance.
• Keep out of reach from children.
• If the following happens do not use
the appliance and unplug it imme-
- the appliance or cord is damaged
- any defect after immersion in
liquid or something similar is sus-
In these cases have the appliance
• Disconnect the appliance in these
- any malfunction during operation
- prior to cleaning and maintenance
- after use.
• Do not immerse the appliance in
• In the case of misuse, wrong hand-
ling or incorrect repair no liability
will be taken for possible damages.
Claims under guarantee are also
excluded in such cases. This is
especially valid when the stipulated
breaks are not carried out.
• The appliance is not designed for
commercial purposes.
• In case the cord of this appliance is
damaged, it has to be replaced by
an authorised service agent of the
manufacturer or a qualified electrici-
an. Substantial dangers for the user
can appear from inappropriate repairs.
Foil material
A cooking and freezing foil roll of poly-
thene (PE-HD) is included in the appli-
Polythene foils are odourless and
tasteless and comply with food regula-
tions. Due to its steam retarding pro-
perties, this foil is particularly suitable
for keeping fresh and freezing food.
The contents of the bag and the date
can be marked permanently with a
biro. Additional original petra-electric
foil rolls can be purchased in the shop
where the appliance is sold or can be
ordered directly from the manufacturer:
FO60 freezing and packing foil, PE-
LD, 50 μm thick,
FO70 cooking and freezing foil , PE-
HD, 30 μm thick
(package containing 3 rolls of 10 m
each, width 29 cm).
Customary household foil rolls mostly
consist of polythene too. PE-LD foils
are offered as freezing foils. The more
solid PE-HD foil is available as coo-
king and freezing foil. The higher tem-
perature resistance of the PEHD foil
enables cooking food - packed in the
foil - in boiling water. The appliance
welds and cuts PE-LD foils of thick-
ness of 20 μm to 100 μm and PE-HD
Instructions for use
Page: 4
foils of a thickness of 10 μm to 50 μm
in one operation. The maximum width
is 29 cm. There are plastic foil rolls
which are not suitable for the use with
the foilsealer.
The usual microwave foil consists of
polyamide (PA). For welding, this
material needs higher temperatures
which are not achieved by household
foilsealers. P.V.C. foil must not be
used as it contains unhealthy sof-
tening agents.
Putting into operation
Take the cord out of the cable com-
partment and put the plug into the
Producing of the bags
The foil rolls consist of a folded foil
The fold forms the bottom of the new
First of all pull the foil from the roll
over the welding wire so that it
covers the wire.
First side seam
In order to seal the first seam, press
down the lid firmly on both recessed
grips with the ball of the thumb at the
same time. The control lamp lights
when the appliance starts to weld.
When the control lamp turns off
automatically, press down the lid for
2 to 3 more seconds so that the sea-
ling element can cool down.
You can only achieve an opti-
mum seam, if you press firmly
enough and do not open the lid
too early.
Second side seam
Pull out the foil according to the
desired length of the bag. The length
must not exceed 29 cm as otherwise
the finishing seam cannot be welded.
In general the bags should not be
made too wide in order to facilitate
the work.
Sealing has to be done as described
above. The second side seam is a
double weld. The second side seam
is at the same time the first seam of
the following bag.
Advice: It may happen that some
foil remains stuck to the sealing ele-
ment or the silicone profile after the
sealing process. Immediately remove
these remains carefully. In case they
are stuck too firmly to the sealing
element, repeat the short sealing
process (for 2 seconds) thus making
cleaning easier.
Attention! The stipulated breaks
between the sealing operations have
to be carried out in order to always
ensure perfect quality sealing and to
avoid the overheating of the appliance.
Closing of the bag
Before filling the bag check that
it is not perforated.
When filling the bag keep the sealing
area clean, dry and free of grease as
otherwise the sealing of the conclu-
ding seam will be affected. When fil-
ling in liquids, we would recommend
that you fill only one half of the bag.
For inlaying, part the opening of the
filled bag with two fingers and insert
the air nozzle as deeply as possible,
so that the lower foil clamps slightly
under the air nozzle.
Before closing the lid, make sure
that the bag opening is free of folds
when placed over the sealing element.
Air vacuuming
First press down the lid only on the
side in order to extract the air – (now
the appliance could be clearly heard
extracting the air). As soon as
enough air has been
extracted, press down also the left
side of the lid firmly and without
The vacuuming stops. The control
lamp indicates the beginning of the
welding process.
When the control lamp switches off,
do not open the lid for 2 or 3 more
seconds, so that the sealing element
can cool down.
Ensure that no liquids escape into
the foilsealer.
Advice: When extracting air it is
possible that
both foils can be sucked together.
This would hinder a perfect vacuu-
ming. In this case it is helpful to
crush the bag opening before filling,
so that irregular channels are formed
out of which the air can escape
when extracting.
Cleaning and maintenance
After use unplug the appliance.
Never immerse the appliance in
water, but clean the outside with a
damp cloth only. Do not use caustic
or scouring cleaning agents. Foil
remains on the sealing element or
the silicone profile of the lid are
removed by operating the sealer
without foil.
By doing so, the quality of the follo-
wing sealing process is ensured.
Put the cord into the cable compart-
ment when storing the appliance.
The plug can be fixed at the side of
the cable compartment.
In order to avoid injury, any repairs
of the appliance as well as the
exchange of a damaged connection
cord should only be carried out by
the manufacturer, his authorised ser-
vice agent or a person having similar
The appliance complies with the
European directives 2006/95/EC
and 89/336/EEC.
Page: 5
At the end of its lifetime this
product must not be dispo-
sed of through the normal
domestic waste, but it should
be handed to an assembly
point for the recycling of electrical
and electronical appliances. You can
inquire about details at the local
Subject to technical changes.
For UK use only
• This product is supplied with a 13 A
plug conforming to BS 1363 fitted
to the mains lead. If the plug is
unsuitable for your socket outlets or
needs to be replaced, please note
the following. If the plug is a non-
rewireable one, cut it from the
mains lead and immediately dispo-
se of it. Never insert it into a socket
outlet as there is a very great risk of
an electric shock.
• The replacement of the plug at the
mains lead has to be done accor-
ding to the following instructions:
Important: The wires in this mains
lead are coloured in accordance
with the following code:
blue Neutral
brown Live
As the colours of the wires in the
mains lead of this appliance may
not correspond with the coloured
markings identifying the terminals in
your plug, proceed as follows:
- the wire which is coloured blue
must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N
or coloured black,
- the wire which is coloured brown
must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter L
or coloured red.
- Do not connect any wire to the
terminal which is marked with the
letter E or by the earth symbol ,
or coloured green or green and
• If a 13 A (BS 1363) plug is used it
must be fitted with a 3 A fuse con-
forming to BS 1362 and be ASTA
approved. If any other type of plug
is used, the appliance must be pro-
tected by a 5 A fuse either in the
plug or adapter or at the distribution
If in doubt - consult a qualified elec-
• Never use the plug without closing
the fuse cover.

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