General Spinning Wheel Troubleshooting

Flyer won’t turn. The drive band is not over the flyer whorl, or the drive band is too loose.  Make sure the drive band is positioned correctly in the flyer whorl.  Tighten the drive band.  Yarn won’t wind on. – There may not be enough tension. Tighten the drive band or the Scotch tension band. […]

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Ladybug Spinning Wheel

Ladybug Troubleshooting

My Ladybug makes a clunking noise when I spin. My Ladybug’s drive wheel won’t turn when I treadle. In the past, some wooden hubs detached from the nylon drive wheel. It seems in some cases the glue failed and this caused the wheel to separate from the wooden hub center. Generally, the wheels affected are […]

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Sidekick Parts Diagram

Sidekick Troubleshooting and Tips

Clunking sound while spinning backwards (counterclockwise) If you have an older Sidekick (pre-2016) some wooden hubs were prone to detach from the nylon drive wheel. In some cases the glue failed and this caused the wheel to separate from the wooden hub center. When the wheel spins forward (or clockwise) the problem is undetectable, but […]

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Spinning Wheel Travel Bobbin

My Bobbins are Noisy

To fix noisy bobbins use white grease lubricant (available at most hardware stores). Place the bobbin on the flyer shaft. Then place a small amount of white grease on either end of the bobbin on the flyer shaft. Put a drop of oil on top of the white grease. When finished spinning wipe the white […]

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Whorls

Which Whorl Should I Use?

Our suggestions are below. You should use the whorl that helps you get the yarn you want. Sampling is always a good idea. Our Extra Slow Speed and Slow Speed Whorls are excellent for thick, low-twist yarns, and useful for novelty yarns. A longer drive band may be needed when the slowest whorls are used. […]

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Lynn Zimmerman

Caring for Your Spinning Wheel

1.  Try to keep the wheel in a dry, moderate climate. 2.  Try to avoid temperature extremes (i.e. keep out of direct sunlight and really damp and cold climates). 3.  Do not use Liquid Gold or other water-based cleaning products. 4.  If the wheel needs cleaning, use a cloth with paint thinner or similar non-water […]

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Selling old equipment

We do not buy back used equipment, and are unable to provide information on the value of used equipment since this depends heavily on the condition of the equipment and your local market. See the Price List for information on current retail prices or contact a local Schacht Retailer for assistance.  

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