Ashford Q & As

Spinning Questions

Yes, it is reasonably easy to dismantle your drum carder for cleaning. Just remove the handle and 4 screws securing the right hand side to the tray and back rail. Then slide the side off and clean the bearings on the right hand side. The left side can be moved sufficiently to get in with a hook to catch the tangled fibres. If it’s bad, then I suggest a complete disassembly. Hammer the tension pins out of the shafts. Then the carder will come completely apart. Take care to note how to reassemble it and the direction of the card wire teeth where they touch.

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There are oil holes in the two nylon eccentric bushes holding the small drum. try a drop of Ashford Spinning Oil or similar light oil into these and also the two bearings supporting the large drum and the two bearings into the idler pulleys.

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The best way to clean the drum carder is with warm soapy water. Wash the carder teeth carefully with an old toothbrush and some mineral turpentine. You should also check to see if there are any fibers wrapped around the shafts. If so clean them out with a fine hook or needle.

For best results you may take some of the carder apart.
1. Remove the dome out of the handle, then unscrew the handle
2. Loosen the bolt on the top of the right hand side
3. Only the right hand side needs to be removed (handle side)
4. Remove the 4 screws holding the side on
5. Slide both drums back into position, a little light oil on the shafts with help for free use
7. Reassemble the right side, tightening the screws. Put the handle in place, adjust the front drum and tighten the bolt.

If it is really jammed up, remove the C-Clips from the shafts so the whole machine can be disassembled, but take care not to let the clips fly into your eyes or just disappear.

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Carding Questions

Yes, it is reasonably easy to dismantle your drum carder for cleaning. Just remove the handle and 4 screws securing the right hand side to the tray and back rail. Then slide the side off and clean the bearings on the right hand side. The left side can be moved sufficiently to get in with a hook to catch the tangled fibres. If it’s bad, then I suggest a complete disassembly. Hammer the tension pins out of the shafts. Then the carder will come completely apart. Take care to note how to reassemble it and the direction of the card wire teeth where they touch.

Category: carding

There are oil holes in the two nylon eccentric bushes holding the small drum. try a drop of Ashford Spinning Oil or similar light oil into these and also the two bearings supporting the large drum and the two bearings into the idler pulleys.

Category: carding

The best way to clean the drum carder is with warm soapy water. Wash the carder teeth carefully with an old toothbrush and some mineral turpentine. You should also check to see if there are any fibers wrapped around the shafts. If so clean them out with a fine hook or needle.

For best results you may take some of the carder apart.
1. Remove the dome out of the handle, then unscrew the handle
2. Loosen the bolt on the top of the right hand side
3. Only the right hand side needs to be removed (handle side)
4. Remove the 4 screws holding the side on
5. Slide both drums back into position, a little light oil on the shafts with help for free use
7. Reassemble the right side, tightening the screws. Put the handle in place, adjust the front drum and tighten the bolt.

If it is really jammed up, remove the C-Clips from the shafts so the whole machine can be disassembled, but take care not to let the clips fly into your eyes or just disappear.

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Dyeing Questions

Yes, it is reasonably easy to dismantle your drum carder for cleaning. Just remove the handle and 4 screws securing the right hand side to the tray and back rail. Then slide the side off and clean the bearings on the right hand side. The left side can be moved sufficiently to get in with a hook to catch the tangled fibres. If it’s bad, then I suggest a complete disassembly. Hammer the tension pins out of the shafts. Then the carder will come completely apart. Take care to note how to reassemble it and the direction of the card wire teeth where they touch.

Category: carding

There are oil holes in the two nylon eccentric bushes holding the small drum. try a drop of Ashford Spinning Oil or similar light oil into these and also the two bearings supporting the large drum and the two bearings into the idler pulleys.

Category: carding

The best way to clean the drum carder is with warm soapy water. Wash the carder teeth carefully with an old toothbrush and some mineral turpentine. You should also check to see if there are any fibers wrapped around the shafts. If so clean them out with a fine hook or needle.

For best results you may take some of the carder apart.
1. Remove the dome out of the handle, then unscrew the handle
2. Loosen the bolt on the top of the right hand side
3. Only the right hand side needs to be removed (handle side)
4. Remove the 4 screws holding the side on
5. Slide both drums back into position, a little light oil on the shafts with help for free use
7. Reassemble the right side, tightening the screws. Put the handle in place, adjust the front drum and tighten the bolt.

If it is really jammed up, remove the C-Clips from the shafts so the whole machine can be disassembled, but take care not to let the clips fly into your eyes or just disappear.

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Weaving Questions

Yes, it is reasonably easy to dismantle your drum carder for cleaning. Just remove the handle and 4 screws securing the right hand side to the tray and back rail. Then slide the side off and clean the bearings on the right hand side. The left side can be moved sufficiently to get in with a hook to catch the tangled fibres. If it’s bad, then I suggest a complete disassembly. Hammer the tension pins out of the shafts. Then the carder will come completely apart. Take care to note how to reassemble it and the direction of the card wire teeth where they touch.

Category: carding

There are oil holes in the two nylon eccentric bushes holding the small drum. try a drop of Ashford Spinning Oil or similar light oil into these and also the two bearings supporting the large drum and the two bearings into the idler pulleys.

Category: carding

The best way to clean the drum carder is with warm soapy water. Wash the carder teeth carefully with an old toothbrush and some mineral turpentine. You should also check to see if there are any fibers wrapped around the shafts. If so clean them out with a fine hook or needle.

For best results you may take some of the carder apart.
1. Remove the dome out of the handle, then unscrew the handle
2. Loosen the bolt on the top of the right hand side
3. Only the right hand side needs to be removed (handle side)
4. Remove the 4 screws holding the side on
5. Slide both drums back into position, a little light oil on the shafts with help for free use
7. Reassemble the right side, tightening the screws. Put the handle in place, adjust the front drum and tighten the bolt.

If it is really jammed up, remove the C-Clips from the shafts so the whole machine can be disassembled, but take care not to let the clips fly into your eyes or just disappear.

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