Help needed for e 6000

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Hi everyone, I have just bought a second hand e 6000 and am struggling with it. I live in south Lincolnshire, south Holland area, and would welcome help from any one in the area.
It would be lovely if anyone knows of a club in the area.
Thanks Sue

Duo 80 needle position

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I bought the Duo 80 secondhand. I’ve always wanted one, but I’m not very successful with the sample pieces in the manual. When the handle is down, in which position should the needles be? Mine are head to head, so is this correct@ I managed the knit/knit but as soon as I started the Fisherman’s rib section, the lock jammed. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks, Sue

Dear Sue
Thank you so much for your reply. We managed to find a service manual download for the machine and discovered that not only was the handle in the wrong position but the front bed was too high. This caused the back needles to hit the teeth and so jammed the lock. Using the download instructions my husband adjusted the settings and now it knits really well. I have tried knit/knit long stitch and Fisherman’s rib and can’t wait to really get going.
Thanks again for your help.
Sue
susieque01
2013-05-08 16:35:23
Hi Sue

Congratulations on your purchase. I’m sure you will enjoy knitting on your Duo.

Sometimes the racking handle gets put in the wrong way up. I’ve looked in the instruction book and it’s not very clear as to how it should be positioned.

The racking handle should be UP for the needles to be opposite each other. This position is used when knitting with 1×1 needle set up.

When the racking handle is DOWN the needles face the striking combs on the opposite bed. You use this position whenever there are two or more adjacent needles knitting on either bed.

With no knitting on the machine rack the beds until they line up at the sides i.e. the very end needles are opposite each other. If the racking handle is down take it out by pulling it forward firmly. Then re-insert it in the up position making sure the clip on indicator fits into the slot under the front of the machine.

It should now be in the correct position.

Kind regards
Sue.

Sue P
2013-05-08 13:37:14
Dear Sue
Thank you so much for your reply. We managed to find a service manual download for the machine and discovered that not only was the handle in the wrong position but the front bed was too high. This caused the back needles to hit the teeth and so jammed the lock. Using the download instructions my husband adjusted the settings and now it knits really well. I have tried knit/knit long stitch and Fisherman’s rib and can’t wait to really get going.
Thanks again for your help.
Sue
susieque01
2013-05-08 16:35:23
Hi Sue

Congratulations on your purchase. I’m sure you will enjoy knitting on your Duo.

Sometimes the racking handle gets put in the wrong way up. I’ve looked in the instruction book and it’s not very clear as to how it should be positioned.

The racking handle should be UP for the needles to be opposite each other. This position is used when knitting with 1×1 needle set up.

When the racking handle is DOWN the needles face the striking combs on the opposite bed. You use this position whenever there are two or more adjacent needles knitting on either bed.

With no knitting on the machine rack the beds until they line up at the sides i.e. the very end needles are opposite each other. If the racking handle is down take it out by pulling it forward firmly. Then re-insert it in the up position making sure the clip on indicator fits into the slot under the front of the machine.

It should now be in the correct position.

Kind regards
Sue.

Sue P
2013-05-08 13:37:14