Brother KH811

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Only a few needles are catching the yarn on the cast on row, I’ve tried varying the yarn tension. The needles look okay and I’ve cleaned and oiled the machine. The sponge of the sponge bar looks in bad condition so I didn’t contiue to remove it. Could this be the problem? If so what can I do about it? If not, any other suggestions would be appreciated.

Hi Pam

Sorry to hear you are having problems. The state of the sponge bar does affect the machine’s ability to knit properly.

The foam probably needs replacing. Brother sponge bars seem to be difficult to source but try Trading Post on the web page or look on ebay. There is a company making replacement foam strips for various sponge bars. They make foam to the same specifications as the original.

If the yarn continues to get caught on the gate pegs try tightening the tension slightly on the upper tension unit and don’t take the carriage too far past the knitting – just far enough to hear a click.

Hope this helps and you are soon knitting again.

Regards
Sue.

Sue P
2012-10-09 19:30:52
Hi Pam

Sorry to hear you are having problems. The state of the sponge bar does affect the machine’s ability to knit properly.

The foam probably needs replacing. Brother sponge bars seem to be difficult to source but try Trading Post on the web page or look on ebay. There is a company making replacement foam strips for various sponge bars. They make foam to the same specifications as the original.

If the yarn continues to get caught on the gate pegs try tightening the tension slightly on the upper tension unit and don’t take the carriage too far past the knitting – just far enough to hear a click.

Hope this helps and you are soon knitting again.

Regards
Sue.

Sue P
2012-10-09 19:30:52
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