Understanding the Machine's Clutch Mechanism

Positive feeder that's found on the machine, that the tape will be running on this wheel. There is a clutch. If you have to make any adjustments, that will free this wheel right now. Yeah, right now it's connected, but if you lift up from you, okay, so like a clutch, so you can disengage the tape and you disengage it to do what you want to wrap more yarn on onto here. The yarn is all broken, so you want to fill it up again right now. Right now you cannot. Oh, because the belt's going to be on here, so it doesn't, then I click this. There is another option is putting your finger underneath the belt and pulling it out. Yeah. But then you're overstretching it for nothing, right? Yeah. But most people do a variance of either of these two options. If it's just to move the wheel, half a turn, they'll lift the belt up.

Exploring the Stop Motion Mechanism 

If it's to wrap multiple ends, they'll pop the clutch. So then you have a stop motion. Two stop motions on this. So if the, oh, the yarn comes through here goes a little cutout that sits on the, oh, fuck, okay. There's a cutout in here. So the yarn legit goes in this groove, in this groove, unlike a sewing machine and boarding machine where you just wrap it around, it legit got to go in here. Usually when you pass it down through here, you put it through the two symbols, and then you just pull it to the right and it falls into the slot. Then you have sort of like a butterfly under here, and this is millimeters of spacing. So if you're changing yarn, this is what they call a knot catcher. And it will stop any oversize before it goes into the fabric. And you can just turn those, and I think yours are all at 0.8 right now.

Tips for Smooth Operation

So if the yarn breaks before, as it's coming in, this little arm will drop down and stop the machine, and a red light will go on the back. If the yarn breaks after it's been round on here, this one will come down and stop the machine, and the light again will come on. And then from a maintenance perspective, with just air, air, no grease, no oil, no, no, no, nothing. So you have to make sure that this is in the notch, that it's not wrapped around. You blew it, and all of a sudden, like embroider, something got wrapped around, and now you're having a lot of drag on this one. So you'll see a distortion in the fabric. In the beginning, you'll recognize where these distortions come from, but in the end, or after time, you'll recognize it. 

Yarn Tension Adjustment

But in the beginning, just follow the path of the yarn and make sure it's not wrapped twice on a ceramic piece or backwards. It happens the same thing. You're looking upside down and you thread something the wrong way. And obviously there's a tension wheel here. You never touch it, or is that not? That's just a tension to on the spring. And it never needs to be adjusted, it really depends on the yarn you're using. So a thinner yarn, you might want to add a little bit more tension and a thicker yarn, you take it off. It depends on the fabric coming out. But basically it's the other wheel which we can go and look at. Now, I think these are just tools. So you have needles. Here's an extra door sensor magnet in case it breaks. And then you have a whole set of pools here. And what does this do? Oh, these are just like a cleaning tool at the end. Its easy. You want to clean things out. Or once we fix the whole drop out in the fabric, this can be used to grab the stitch and put it back onto the needle. So these are sort of just little hand tools, hand tools. And you can use these, some people don't, but it's a magnetic threading tool. So you can, oh, yeah, you can put the yarn and through. Then you can just, they're magnetic, so you can stick it on the machine and it doesn't fall.