The Electric Eel Wheel Nano is an affordable spinning wheel in a travel-friendly package. Its smooth and quiet operation will help you spin gorgeous yarn. This is the wheel that launched a spinning renaissance on Kickstarter.
Here is a getting started video that shows you the basics of using the EEW Nano.
Replacement Parts and Accessories
We sell EEW Nano replacement parts and motors on our store. This is the easiest way to get replacement parts; however, we also believe in giving our users options. Below is information and alternative places to buy the parts on the EEW Nano that aren’t custom made.
- Drive Belt – Size 036 o-ring made of EPDM Rubber
- Tension Band – 1/16 inch Diameter Elastic Cord
Here are some additional videos and links you may find useful:
|Are there more complete troubleshooting guides?||Here is a good thread on Ravelry.|
Here is a good page on Facebook.
|Why is my motor overheating?||1) If you are using a battery, make sure you are using the USB cable that comes with the deluxe version. This cable makes sure the battery outputs 9V. Some of the Tallentcell battery packs have a plug that will fit into the EEW Nano, but that runs the motor at 12V and it will overheat.|
2) Reduce the tension to a light tension. The elastic tension band usually ships with it too tight so try loosening it. This allows the motor to work less.
3) Make sure the front and rear bearings holding the flyer are fully seated into their slots.
4) Make sure the bobbin is fully pressed together.
|Why isn’t there uptake? Uptake is the name for yarn being pulled onto the bobbin.||1) Check to make sure the tension band has a little tension and is resting in the tension band notch on the bobbin.|
2) Make sure the yarn isn’t getting caught on the ends of the triangular clamps. Try loosening the screw holding the sliding arms in place, rotating them and then re-tightening the screw. This can give a better path for your yarn.
3) If you over spin your yarn it will get little kinks in it and these will catch on the orifice hole or the sliding hooks. To fix this manually twist the bobbin until the over spun yarn is on the bobbin and start again trying not to over spin the yarn this time.
4) Check to make sure there isn’t something preventing the bobbin from freely spinning. Clean out any yarn or dirt stuck on the inside of the bobbin that might be causing it to be stuck to the flyer.
5) Check to make sure the yarn where it’s tied to the bobbin isn’t slipping. If it is you can use a small piece of tape to prevent it from slipping anymore.
6) Make sure the bobbins disks are pushed all the way onto the bobbin tubes. Sometimes you need to press really hard to get the bobbin to be fully pushed together.
7) If the bobbin disks fit loosely on the bobbin tube they might be spinning and they shouldn’t. To fix this add a few wraps of tape around the end of the bobbin tube and then put the disk on the tube making sure it’s a tight fit. Another option is to glue the disk to the tube.
|Is there a way to make it quieter?||If you prefer a video, then this excellent video takes you through the steps of making the EEW Nano quieter.|
1) Add a thin layer of cellophane tape on the flyer where the ends of the bobbin rest. The bobbin must still spin freely. This will help reduce friction and clicking noises.
2) Try pulling out the orifice reducer slightly to see if it’s rubbing on the supports.
3) If there is a plastic seam on the flyer try removing it with fine grit sandpaper .
4) Try adding candle wax or other lubricant on the ends of the bobbins where it rubs on the flyer.
|Why doesn’t my EEW spin or spin fast?||1) Make sure the rubber drive belt is on the motor pulley and the flyer pulley.|
2) Check to see if the drive belt is slipping.
3) Make sure the Z-S switch is not in the middle position.
4) Check to see if the pulley on your motor is loose. Here is a video that shows options to fix this.
If none of this helps use the contact us link at the bottom of this page to see if you need a replacement motor.