Friday, June 13, 2008

I think I figured it out

More troubleshooting my CSM ribber.

I think I have figured out the problem. It's a timing issue.
Reminder: While turning my ribber, the ribber needles will tilt and jam the tappet plate - thus stopping the crank from turning.

To help illustrate what's going on, here's another sketch from the CSM manual (Fig. 29):

There's really not a good way to show what's going on. I'll try to get a photo of it to post so you can see what's going on.

Basically, the cylinder needle closest to the yarn carrier is knitting before the ribber needle knits. What this does is puts a loop on the ribber needle and pulls down on the needle - thus tilting it and jamming the work.

So, I need to adjust the H1 screw to make sure the needles knit in sequence - hopefully this will fix my problem.

1 comment:

N. Maria said...

I feel so bad for others trying to use their ribbers. I have never had a problem with my ribber because I got my CSM from Pat Fly. She makes sure the ribber works before letting a machine go to another home and she taught me to use it right off. Now, making hem top socks scares me! :)