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.