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Topic: Some assistance with my Kromski sonata not uptaking fiber?  (Read 1036 times)
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« on: December 03, 2017 08:50:29 PM »

I took a spinning class yesterday and after disassembling my kromski sonata and reassembling it at home, I'm having technical difficulties I was not having in class.
I can not get the fiber to uptake on the bobbin, which seems to be related to tension issues, but I've adjusted the tension spring through all ranges and it's still not working.
The fiber will twist and twist and twist and eventually break. Sometimes it seems like it uptakes the leader yarn, but then refuses to uptake the drafted yarn. I think, also...perhaps....the bobbin is matching the speed of the flyer? which would create problems. I can not tell for certain.

Any help? What can I take pictures or video of to figure this out?

Thank you.

Edited to add: I actually did take a closer look and it looks like the bobbin and flyer are moving at the same rotation speed ....so together simultaneously. They should be slightly out of sync?
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017 08:33:33 AM »

Yes, your bobbin and your flyer should not be traveling at the same speed.  I also have a Sonata, it's my main work horse!  I barely have to have any tension on the brake band so ....  remove all tension then gradually increase it just 1/8 of a turn of the knob at a time.

If that doesn't work, check to make sure the yarn isn't caught somewhere, like wrapped on a hook.  That has gotten me so many times over the years it is now the first thing I look for.

Let me know if this works for you.


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