Carriage on main bed hard to push

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I’ve just got my machine out of the loft after 20 years. I’ve replaced the sponge bar but I’m having problems with one of the wheels. The main carriage is very stiff to push and the wheel is not spinning as well as the other. I’ve oiled it but it’s still hard to push along the needlebed. Can you help? Many thanks, Lynda

Hi Lynda

Welcome back to machine knitting.

There may be some fibres caught under the wheel. Try removing it and clearing away any fluff oil it lightly and replace it.

Make sure you seat the carriage correctly on the needle bed and that the fabric presser is positioned properly on the carriage.

Hope this helps.
Regards
Sue

Sue P
2012-10-09 19:11:51
Hi Lynda

Welcome back to machine knitting.

There may be some fibres caught under the wheel. Try removing it and clearing away any fluff oil it lightly and replace it.

Make sure you seat the carriage correctly on the needle bed and that the fabric presser is positioned properly on the carriage.

Hope this helps.
Regards
Sue

Sue P
2012-10-09 19:11:51