Main gear is not moving or the main gear is not moving smoothly – Why?
If your main gear is not moving at all or not moving smoothly there can be several problems.
It’s very important not to turn on the the tufting gun if the gear is not moving smoothly or not moving at all!
If you have this problem with our Loop Pile NK02 Tufting Gun make sure your needle support is not touching the foot. If it does, follow this link to solve the problem.
First make sure the top bearing of your tufting gun is still on the right setting.
Loop pile: 57mm
Cut pile: 60mm
This setting shall never be changed. We don’t need to touch this for pile height changes!
If your top bearing is set correctly and the gear will still not move smoothly or at all, you most probably lengthened the lower bearing too much when you adjusted your pile height.
Take off the nuts again and shorten it as much as needed. It’s a game of trial and error with always slipping it back on and trying to rotate the gear. Once this runs smoothly again you can tighten everything up again.
What happened: If you lengthen the bearing too much the gear cannot rotate as far as guided by the bearing because the whole sliding part will not be able to move as far to the front.
When you have adjusted this and you first misadjusted it while setting a new pile height you might have missed one of the other steps or misadjusted something else along the way.
Go back to our pile height adjustment tutorials to set it correctly. Leave a comment if you need further help!