Tried to set up the Duo 80 with the 4000 motor and autocolour. Initially the motor ran fine without using the colour changer and I knitted a couple of pairs of socks for my next door neighbour without a problem - however I did have a hassle setting up the Autocolour to run smoothly and eventually solved the problem by moving the motor, however after that the motor just would not run – it started to move the carriage, juddered then came to a halt almost as if the belt was loose and unable to move the lock, so I tightened the belt but still no joy. The hassle of moving machines back and forward in my tight space is unbelievable, so I decided rather than muck about with electrics etc, I would change the stand and motor on my Duomatic to the normal old stand with an old 3000 motor – this is the later version of the 75 motor and is an old workhorse.
Not being as young and fit as I used to be, I eventually managed to put the stand up and dragged the old motor out of storage and set it up. So far so good.
Next to try out the old 3000 Electra
Its funny to say this but putting a machine on the old Duo stands is nowhere near as stressful as taking out a Passap E6000 table and putting it together – these damn tables were sent to try your patience. The 4000 motor is so much lighter than the old ones though. Still with the new table type for the Passap E6000 you have to get into hellish positions to get this machine and table together. When you