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MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR ISSUES THAT APPLY TO ALL KNITTING MACHINES


What should I use to clean my machine?
Deep soaking carriages in Marvel Mystery Oil
Jack's favorite machine maintenance chemicals
cleaning needles with a copper scrubby pad and some other refinements
reviving a dead carriage by freeing frozen flippers
changing a sponge bar
fixing a carriage that sticks going in one direction
cleaning a dingy needle bed
trouble shooting a ribber carriage
repairing a ribber carriage
DIY waxer-a homely but effective invention from Jack
changing the number strip
re-building a sponge bar
what should I use to clean and lube my machine?
fixing a carriage that sticks going in one direction
taking apart and deep cleaning the sinker plate part 1
taking the sinker plate apart and deep cleaning part 2
Jack repairs a ribber carriage
ribber setup and bracket repair
taking sponge bar clips off and on

replacing brushes and wheels on a sinker plate

ADDI KNITTING MACHINES

making a bigger crank
replacing the yarn guide replacing the yarn guide
lubricating the Addi

GARTER CARRIAGES
the products Jack uses and why
the products Jack uses and why
the products Jack uses and why
dis-assembling for cleaning
finding the dirty spots to clean
lubricating after cleaning
more reassembly details
a look inside before and after cleaning
more abut dis and re-assembly
where does this spring go?
How does a garter carriage change direction?

reasons why a g-carriage might fail to change directions
what Jack uses to lubricate and why
Repairing the foot assembly


NANCY'S BALL WINDER Adjusting

KNITTAX/KNITKING
Inside the Knittax/KnitKing carriage and row counter. You'll need this to clean and repair the carriage.

TOYOTA
The whole Toyota playlist
checking under the hood of the carriage
setting up the 901 with the 501 ribber
finding and fixing a mis-patterning problem on the 950

PASSAP MACHINES knitting and maintenance
QUICK FUNNY STORY: The "restoring passap strippers" movie below got banned briefly from Youtube as being unfit for general audiences!
Passap mechanical playlist
cleaning 1 cleaning 2 cleaning 3 cleaning 4
restoring Passap strippers
new life for old Passap rails
repairing old Passap Pushers
removing and replacing the row counter trigger
Installing the 4 color changer
perfecting worn pushers
trouble shooting a Deco that won't advance
Comparison of Passap, Superba and Suitcase Superba needles

SUPERBA
Comparison of Passap, Superba and Suitcase Superba needles
dismantling a suitcase Superba for deep cleaning
safe packing for shipping machines

BROTHER MACHINES MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

screws to release a Brother carriage cover and placement of the hair-pin like part

freeing a stuck Brother carriage
trouble shooting the card reader
where do these parts fit ? 2
where do these parts fit? 1
dismantling and deep cleaning the carriage
Inside the ribber carriage
unsticking the buttons on a brother knit carriage
more about the brother knit carriage buttons
Inner workings of the card reader
changing the timing belt
setting up the card reader for use
removing and replacing a stitch dial
replacing the Brother buttons after cleaning the carriage
cleaning and lubing the Brother card reader
Cleaning and lubing the Brother card reader in much greater detail and depth

Inside the Brother card reader
Inside the Brother ribber carriage
freeing a stuck carriage
trouble shooting the card reader
refurbishing a brother linker part 1
refurbishing a brother linker part 2
changing the KX350 sponge strip
why the card reader might fail to advance
Lubricating the Brother drive belt cog
Brother KA8310 how it walks and troubleshooting if it doesn't
replacing the button assembly
Brother 8 button machine playlist-20+ movies full of both knitting skills and mechanical info

how the 2 center buttons work and why we deep clean this area
settting the timing. Shown on a Brother 260 but similar for all Brothers

the KH800-how it works and how to get into it for cleaning and maintenance

cleaning and servicing the card reader
unsticking the buttons-beyond the basics
diagnosing part button problems
Brother card reader adjustment
missing spring in a Brother ribber bracket
fixing fairisle failure in Brother machines
cleaning the cam rod on electronic machines
card reader adjustment
cleaning the cam rod on electronic machines
Inside the Brother 930 Bed
Brother maintenance playlist

repair tests-when Jack repairs a machine, I test it. We make videos of these tests for the customers. It turns out that others like to see them too so, as they are not "personal" here are some for you to watch.

TOY KNITTING MACHINES
Toy machine playlist
Servicing the Kenner Knit-o-matic
Substitute tensioner & yarn guidre for the Kenner Knit-o-matic
Restoring a mini Necchi

PLASTIC BED HOBBY MACHINES
creating a HUGE LK100 out of 2 machines
changing the KX350 sponge strip
testing a sponge strip from spongebar.com
replacing the stitch dial on the HK-100

STUDIO/SINGER/EMPISAL/KNITMASTER/SILVER REED KNITTING MACHINES REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
Studio mechanical & maintenance playlist

changing the front foot
disassembling and reassembling the carriage
disassembling and reassembling the carriage
taking apart and deep cleaning the sinker plate part 1
taking apart and deep cleaning the sinker plate part 2
My machine was working when I put it away part 3
my machine was working when I put it away part 4
how the row counter works and how to get into it
trouble shooting the Knit Radar
replacing the stitch dial on the HK-100
checking and cleaning the drums
Servicing the patterning drums
Singer/Studio row counters
Replacing the springs that control the Russel levers
disassembling and reassembling the knit carriage
ribber setup and bracket repair
dis-assembling and re-assembling the SK150 carriage
changing the end racks [really side racks]
changing the side racks 2-better lit, more fully explained
Adjusting and testing the lace carriage
dismantling the SK150 for deep cleaning. Similar for other machines
SK150 carriage repair notes
Hand Cleaning the SK 150-similar for other machines
the series on "my machine was working when I put it away" is about deep cleaning, including the Marvel Mystery Oil soak and trouble shooting. It is useful for all machines but specific to Studio/Singer/Silver Reed machines.