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GOODEY'S KNITTING ROOM
Replacing Your Garter Carriage Motor

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Replacing G-Carriage Motor

1. Remove Needle and Row Tripper and Knit-leader tripper.
Slide all 3 switches to the right (important!)

2. See Figure One.
Turn G-Carriage upside Down.
With a Phillips screwdriver, remove the 3 screws....A, B, C

3. Lift off this cover (bottom cover). Set aside...place screws back in ths cover so you can find them later.

4. Remove Rubber wheel on Right hand side (screw D is underneath it)

5. Remove screws D, E

6. Lift flap with brush (Sinker plate). Underneath this is screw H. Remove this screw

7. Remove screws F and G. These are the hinge pins and are visible from the sides.

8. Unplug the white plug from the green circuit board. (you can see that it can only plug in one way).

9. Now remove the E clip (looks kind of like and E or C) from the black pin sticking up through the flat bar. see FIGURE TWO

10. With the G-carriage still upside down, lift the whole mechanism out of the plastic case.

11. This leaves all the slide switches in the case. Set the case aside.

12. Figure One
Remove screws X and Y. These hold the motor in place. Look at the motor before you remove these screws so you can see how it will sit back in. Make drawings if you need to

13. Lift up the base of the G-carriage, this is the part that stays on the needle when you lift the G-carr to slide it along.. If you lift this with your right hand you can grab the motor with you left hand and wiggle it out (may need to rotate it to get it out).

14. Now holding the motor and the g-car (since motor is still conected by the red and white wire) turn the g-car over so it is right side up.

15. Unplug the wire coming from the motor where it connects to the g-car. It goes over the top. Cut the plastic ties holding this wire in place. It holds other wires too.

16. Plug in new motor.

17. Replace those 2 wire ties with plastic coated twist ties or string or cord, secure tightly and cut off ends so they don't get into anything.

18. Turn G-car back upside down (hold motor too)

19. See FIGURE THREE
Looking at side where motor came out, lift the base of g-car, you will see that there is a bracket that keeps this base from lifting very high. Put you finger behind this bracket and pull towards you until it slides out enough to let this base lift up another quarter of an inch or so . This will give you room to slide the motor into place which is what you do now.

20 After the motor has been put in, push bracket back to let base slide back down again.

21. Now put screws X and Y back in. Push motor around until screw holes line up. Tighten screws when you have them both in place
22. Turn right side up again

23. see FIGURE FOUR
place all the plastic slide switches back on the machine.

24. See the pin on bottom of slide III, place it into hole on flat arm. See the little pin that Slide II must sit around.
Slide I sits beside springy black pin.
Slide II and Slide I line up very close to right edge of G-car.

25. Now put case back over the g-car. Make sure all switches sit right and move with out binding or Jamming.

26. Now screw F and G (hinge pins) back in. They should go in easily if everything is in place. (see Figure One for placement of white electical wire)

27. Get a couple of paperbacks or something that you can rest the g- carriage on when you turn it over so that the switches do not hit the table.

27. Now, holding everything thightly together so switches don't move, turn back over upside down placing paperback books or something under it so the switches don't hit the table so that they stay in place. Kind of suspend the g-car on these books.

28. Now put flat bar back in place over the black pin and put the e-clip back on--It will kind of click into place when you have it all the way in place. See Figure Two.

29. See FIGURE ONE Make sure white wire is to the left (outside) of the white post- push down in enough to get it out of way of things. You don't want it rubbing on the gears.

30. You might have to lift the base slightly to lift the wire over the post if if has gotten on the wrong side of the post.

31. Replace screws D, E H. Tighten

32. Replace bottom (needle) cover and replace screws A, B, C

33. Check to make sure all the slide switches operate properly and case sits properly around them

34. Replace Needle, and both trippers.

35. POUR COFFEE, SMILE, RELAX, WIPE BROW AND PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK

NOTE: PLACE PAD ON TABLE BEFORE YOU START TO WORK, AN OLD TOWEL WORKS GOOD. YOU WILL GET BLACK GREASE FROM THE G-CARRIAGE ALL OVER THE CARRIAGE AND YOUR HANDS, DON'T WORRY, WASH YOUR HANDS WITH DISH SOAP AND CLEAN G-CARRIAGE LIKE YOU ALWAYS DO. IT DOES NOT STAIN CARRIAGE.

TOOLS REQUIRED: PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVERS (MED SIZE )
SMALL BLADE SCREDRIVER--LIKE A SEWING MACHINE

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