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Knitmaster ES302 Needles popping upwards.
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Aug 22, 2015 08:41:08   #
pip26
 
hi my needles are popping upwards and i cant run my knitting carriage over the top. is there some special trick to this machine. i was given it and not sure whats happening. it has some sort of metal plates under the needles and im not sure if thats why its sitting upwards when i bring the needles forward to knit.
 
Aug 22, 2015 08:56:12   #
Tallie9
 
pip26 wrote:
hi my needles are popping upwards and i cant run my knitting carriage over the top. is there some special trick to this machine. i was given it and not sure whats happening. it has some sort of metal plates under the needles and im not sure if thats why its sitting upwards when i bring the needles forward to knit.


You probably need a new 'needle retaining bar'(sponge bar).. Here is a place to download the manual....On page 75 it shows you how to replace a needle....The sponge bar holds the needles down...Just remove the bar completely..and inspect it...If the sponge is flat...replace it...
http://machineknittingetc.com/knitmaster-302-knitting-machine-instruction-manual.html
Aug 22, 2015 16:24:44   #
Azzara
 
Tallie9 wrote:
You probably need a new 'needle retaining bar'(sponge bar).. Here is a place to download the manual....On page 75 it shows you how to replace a needle....The sponge bar holds the needles down...Just remove the bar completely..and inspect it...If the sponge is flat...replace it...
http://machineknittingetc.com/knitmaster-302-knitting-machine-instruction-manual.html


Rating Tallie9's answer out of 10....I give it a score of 12 !
:-D
Aug 23, 2015 03:52:23   #
pip26
 
it has a spongebar underneath it. it is sort of flat but i noticed this machine has different setup underneath the needles. theres a metal plate that must be spring boarded cause the needles in the middle are hard to remove because of the plate is underneath the needles. the spongebar gets stuck in the middle of the machine cause of this plate. does anyone own one and know what im talking about?
Aug 23, 2015 04:39:30   #
jaysclark
 
pip26 wrote:
it has a spongebar underneath it. it is sort of flat but i noticed this machine has different setup underneath the needles. theres a metal plate that must be spring boarded cause the needles in the middle are hard to remove because of the plate is underneath the needles. the spongebar gets stuck in the middle of the machine cause of this plate. does anyone own one and know what im talking about?


Just thought, but is that the back of the sponge bar that has been put in wrongly? The bar should be sponge down on top of needles
Aug 23, 2015 06:46:46   #
dancewithmarg
 
Can you remove the sponge bar completely?
 
Aug 23, 2015 15:16:00   #
AntiqueKat
 
Can you remove the sponge bar completely?

YES!!!, when not in use I remove it for a longer "knitting life span" it stays compressed if you don't and it wears out faster because it breaks down and can't keep the compression tension on the needles.
Aug 23, 2015 16:12:35   #
euvid
 
I have a bunch of machines and have not used them for a long time. I left the sponge bars in and they are all fine. They are all in climate controlled rooms. I wonder if removing them all the time wears them down. Anyway, you do probably need a new sponge bar, put in correctly with the sponge sitting on top of the needles as you know and also perhaps your machine needs a good cleaning.
Jul 16, 2017 19:00:04   #
Mama Helen
 
Hi there does anyone know where I can get needles for the Knitmaster ES302 from?
Jul 16, 2017 22:07:42   #
Macon
 
Re: sponge retainer bar, I too leave it in for years with no issues. Some sponges deteriorate more than others.
Reason, unknown.
 
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