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Aug 8, 2017 17:54:34   #
knitting with style
 
Hey,
I just got my sr-150 ribber in the mail, and i just noticed a problem. The carriage stitch selector on the ribber bed is hard to move/jam, and won't turn. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Thanks!
 
Aug 9, 2017 06:32:01   #
silversurfer (a regular here)
 
I cured that problem with a squirt of WD40 left to soak in for a while.
Aug 9, 2017 07:38:40   #
der_fisherman (a regular here)
 
silversurfer wrote:
I cured that problem with a squirt of WD40 left to soak in for a while.


Excellent, a really good move. It does a good job for any fine mechanics.....

Don't forget a tiny drop of quality machine oil for longterm, once the mechanism is moving as it should!

Regards

Andy
Aug 9, 2017 11:20:40   #
cynthiaknits
 
I was told NEVeR to use WD40 on K. Machines Use a good quality sewing machine oil, or some of the girls use a gun oil. Don't know why, just decided to follow that suggestion
Aug 9, 2017 13:20:50   #
der_fisherman (a regular here)
 
cynthiaknits wrote:
I was told NEVeR to use WD40 on K. Machines Use a good quality sewing machine oil, or some of the girls use a gun oil. Don't know why, just decided to follow that suggestion


Each person must make their own decisions on what products to buy and use.

I personally have used WD-40 for a great number of years, after "meeting" it first (if I remember correctly) in the Royal Navy, where it was used all over the Helicopters we carried to remove salt, remove water, remove and prevent corrosion, and to free up items that were siezed.

So when a part of a fine mechanical device is siezed, WD-40 will often loosen up the part, as will many other good products will also do.....but some of them are also very poisonous, MM oil for a classic example of one with appalling poisons in it.

Which is why MMO cannot be ordered/bought in many countries, due to those poisons.

Also, it has also well documented that MMO will cause some fine mechanisms to fail, as for example, it has been documented as the cause for bringing an aircraft down!!! (I posted detials recently on KP!)

Also, it is very clearly documented on many websites that Brother, for instance, does not recommend MMO at all, as it ruins most of the plastic parts of Brother KMs.....so be warned! I have personally no idea what it does to other makes of machine, as I only use Brothers.

WD-40, although I would not recommend drinking it, is allowed to be imported into almost every country in the world!!

Which makes it very attractive for people who live in such countries where other products are completely banned.

I have heard "word of mouth" only, that WD-40 is bad for KMs, but up to now, no real facts......nbody has ever supplied any verifiable FACTS proving its bad, EXCEPT where people have forgotten to lubricate afterwards with a quality oil....!

But please continue to NOT use it, that is your own peronal decision, but please be so kind as to not "bad mouth" it in any way shape or form.....many thanks.

If you do try it out, do remember it is not a "longterm" lubricant for some machines, and a good quality oil is still required before usage.....I recommend a good sewing machine, or gun oil....its knowing this small but important point, that makes the difference. But of course it is the same for all penetrating oils, as they are not intended as a lubricant, because they are generally very "thin", to help easy penetration.

I hope this helps you further to decide on how to make your own decision in this matter!!

Regards

Andy

PS. If you wish for supporting weblinks for any of the points I have made, I can supply them for you, its no bother.....
 
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