Problem with KL116 Knit Leader

My mom is having what may be the same problem as another poster (see JESDSBITS January 27,2013). The KL116 wants to feed the Mylar sheet upwards instead of downwards fed from the top. I tried to post in that thread but couldn’t figure out how to reply.

Hi everyone
My dear husband got the Knit Leader going again. It turned out that one of the rods that turns the gears was seized up. After a drop of machine oil at the metal connecting points and a little wiggling and twisting with pliers (carefully not touching the nylon gears) it started to free up and then run smoothly. Mom will be so happy to have it working again.
Cheers Barb
2013-02-26 19:35:06