Knitting Machine Troubleshooting Hints

Troubleshooting Knitting Machine Problems

Troubleshooting Your Knitting Machine  Dropped Stitches First check your needle retainer bar (sponge bar to most of us) to make sure it is not compressed or damaged.  Replace if foam is not at least 3/8 inch above metal backing. Every row - same spot.  Bent needle at knee, Bent, sticky or broken latches, card punched wrong bent gate pegs. Random Locations. Feeder plate adjustment, Antenna (tension spring) setting incorrect Needle latches broken Yarn Threaded wrong Now and Then Yarn threaded wrong Yarn hang up from cone tension pulling too tight 2nd antenna wire (tension spring) not hooked up worn needle presser bar...

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Timing Belt Installation Hints

Take the belt connecting pin such that it is on the inside and place it on the belt cover (right grove fitting onto the rotary encoder as shown in the figure 14-14) Turn the rotary encoder pulley by the rib and pull out the rear tail side. When turning the rotary encoder, be certain not to turn it by the comb. On the left side, similarly, place the belt so that the long hole in it is matched to the notch in the pulley and pull out to the rear rail side. Pull both ends of the belt together so...

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SPONGE BAR INSTALLATION HINTS FOR PLASTIC BED MODELS

Items needed: Phillips head screwdriver Flat blade screwdriver Cleaning brush (old toothbrush works great) Denatured Alcohol for cleaning     Put machine on flat surface Turn machine upside down Remove screws and clamps holding in needles and sponge bar Remove needles from machine – needles will want to fall out so be sure not to loose any. Remove old sponge bar Important - Clean sponge bar slot. Use alcohol/water 50/50 mix if necessary Install new sponge bar with fiber covering down/up position (not sideways) Clean needles with a mix of alcohol and a tablespoon of knitting machine oil. Reinstall needles,...

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Knitting Machine Common Terms & Information

The information on this page is to help you learn the ways knitting machines are used, help you to understand the differences among brands, and to give you an idea how machine knitting differs from hand knitting. Hand Knitting vs Machine Knitting When hand knitting with 2 needles, each stitch is formed and the finished stitch is passed onto the needle on the right so that the next stitch is ready to be knitted. With a knitting machine, there is a bed of needles and each one can carry one stitch. So, if your knitting machine has 200 needles on its...

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If You Are Rebuilding your own Sponge Bar – Helpful Hints

If you can purchase a metal backed sponge bar that will fit your machine, it might be wise to do so as rebuilding your own sponge bar can be difficult and there is a real danger of cutting yourself- especially your fingers - when cutting a sponge bar to its proper size.  Normally a “Sponge Only” is used only to rebuild sponge bars that are no longer commercially available or as replacement sponge bars in a plastic bed machine.   A replacement sponge (only) bar is available in only one size - 39-1/4"Lx1/2"W. The width or length (or both) may...

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