Hello Dobby weavers,
I have just begun weaving my first warp on my new-to-me AVL dobby loom. Two things that I am havin gdifficulty troubleshooting:
1. when I go to advance the warp using the ratchet on the right side of the loom, it takes all of my body weight to move it, it moves forward an inch but then the loom pulls it back a little.
2. When I finally get the warp advanced a decent amount, my beater wont reach it. It just suddnely happened, this wasn't an issue yesterday. So I have adjusted the beater return spring to it's most relaxed state (not sprung at all) and moved the pin from the auto advance linage into the tilting arm to the first hole nearest the floor. The ratchet in the auto advance mechanism is engaged. But still the beater wont reach my cloth, which is far enough away from the cloth beam nearer to the harnesses that it should beat my weft. I cant seem to figure this out. Any suggestions anyone?