Hi Everyone. Hope all is well with you. I have purchased a Knitmaster 302 from an auction site. I have removed all needles and have replaced sponge in sponge bar. Have oiled and cleaned it. Now I cannot get the needles back into the machine bed. When I insert the needle it bends to one side or the either and won't go further into the slot. Can't understand why as they came out very easily. Would appreciate any help. Thanks
If you don't have the manual page 48 maybe, look here (I am assuming that this is the right manual!):-
On machines that I have worked on (not this model of yours), you need to replace the needles and then replace the spnge bar.
Also, the position and orientation of the sponge bar is MOST important. Above or below?
I have helped people that did not follow exactly the way they took the parts off, in reverse of course. But not on this machine.....
Its ALWAYS a good idea to take digital photos as you start to remove parts......take too many rather than one too few. Or get someone else to do that part!!
I hope this helps.