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Apr 8, 2015 16:04:10   #
ecosie
 
Hello!
I recently bought Designaknit 8 with Silverlink 5 as I was having problems designing mylar sheets for my Knitmaster mod560 but have been having trouble while knitting and I'm wondering if anybody can help?

While knitting a fairisle stitch design a fault occurs randomly while knitting a row, where it knits with colour 2 for the rest of the row. Then the buzzer informs me that the carriage is on the wrong side of the machine. (but it isn't :shock: )

I was wondering if anybody has experienced this problem or similar and has an ideas on how I can fix it?

So far I have cleaned the point cams at the back and changed the sponge bar.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

(In the attached photo the background should be all yellow and letters in blue)
 
Apr 8, 2015 16:08:27   #
ecosie
 
Here is the photo again as for some reason it uploaded sideways!
yip still sideways but you can see where the fault starts in the middle of a row.
yip still sideways but you can see where the fault...
Apr 8, 2015 16:18:23   #
kelly 28
 
Hi. We had been having major problems with our 840 silver reed machines with designaknit. We were told that the electronics needed adjusted to work with designaknit.
Apr 9, 2015 06:40:58   #
ecosie
 
kelly 28 wrote:
Hi. We had been having major problems with our 840 silver reed machines with designaknit. We were told that the electronics needed adjusted to work with designaknit.


Hi Kelly, Who did you speak to about your problem, was the problem with silverlink or your knitting machine? Is the issue resolved now?

I understand the electronics are in the carriage of Knitmaster 560 so I could probably send that to metropolitan?

I'm also wondering if the problem is with the curly cord connection..... but if the connection was broken half way through would an alarm not sound or an error message tell me that the connection was lost on the designakint programme?
Apr 9, 2015 07:23:53   #
susieknitter (a regular here)
 
ecosie wrote:
Hi Kelly, Who did you speak to about your problem, was the problem with silverlink or your knitting machine? Is the issue resolved now?

I understand the electronics are in the carriage of Knitmaster 560 so I could probably send that to metropolitan?

I'm also wondering if the problem is with the curly cord connection..... but if the connection was broken half way through would an alarm not sound or an error message tell me that the connection was lost on the designakint programme?


I would tend to use a Mylar sheet to do some of the same sort of Fair-Isle and see if the problem occurs when doing the knitting this way. If it doesn't then you will know it isn't your machines carriage (the electronics are in this) or the curly cord......it will be something to do with the Silverlink and DAK setup.
Apr 9, 2015 12:38:49   #
kelly 28
 
After sending the carriages back they still didn't work properly. They eventually came out to see the machines and adjusted one of the carriages. Today we had more misspaterning. I don't know what happens now.
 
Apr 9, 2015 23:41:53   #
30Knitter
 
It is my understanding that if you knit too fast the computer can't keep up and you end up on the wrong side. The person with a better answer to your problem is Helen Koshak of Newton's Yarn Country. She gives DAK lessons. We have several students that use DAK while knitting (Silver Reed). Her email is Newtonknits@aol.com.
Jul 16, 2017 05:59:27   #
strikkan
 
Did you or enyone else solved this problem? My friend has the same problem being told "the carriage goes wrong way." Please help if you can Thanks
Jul 20, 2017 18:53:29   #
mannie
 
One reason for the "carriage going wrong way" error is this - the trigger doesn't happen to tell the machine that the carriage has moved past the cam. I had this problem, and it was solved with some lubrication. On the underside of the carriage is a little slider assembly which should move very freely, it can collect dust and be difficult to move, or stiff and need oiling. If you take the carriage off the machine and turn it over, you will see this assembly. It is along the bottom edge of the carriage, (the top is where the carriage sits on the rail) near to where the sinker plate attaches. You will see a long thin metal piece, hooked and connected at each end to a little piece with a magnet on. See if you can easily slide this up and down. I was told that this is the most common reason for that error. (I am using the 860, not the 560, but I think the principle is the same.)
Jul 21, 2017 06:57:26   #
strikkan
 
Thank you for taking your time to answere my question. But the machine can use the mylar sheets, so I dont think that is the problem. Is there someone in here using Knitmaster 560? Maybe they have come across the same problem. But what was the solution? Or is SK 560 to old for DAK? It works fine with SK 580.
 
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