EEW 5.2 Getting Started

This video will help you understand the basic features of your EEW 5.2.

Here is a video that covers the basics of spinning.

Replacement Parts

The belt and tension band on the EEW 5.2 will wear out over time.  While I do offer a  parts kit in store, these are standard off the shelf parts that you can buy elsewhere.  I run a small store and shipping is expensive for small items like this so feel free to buy these parts elsewhere from stores that are more efficient at shipping small orders.

  • Drive belt is a 1/16th inch diameter and 17.25 inch long round Polyurethane belt
  • Tension band is a 12 inch piece of “1/16 inch elastic bungee cord
  • If you have an EEW 5.0 and the black rings that hold the motor in place break you can just replace it with a bunch of wraps of yarn.  If you would rather get a replacement black ring you can order them here.
  • If you have an EEW 5.1 and the black rings that hold the motor in place break you can just replace it with a bunch of wraps of yarn.  If you would rather get a replacement black ring you can order them here.


Why does the bobbin sometimes vibrate and makes a bunch of noise? This can happen because the end of the bobbin that is nearest the center of the spinning wheel and rests against the steel spindle starts a harmonic vibration.  The fix is quite easy.  Just take off the bobbin.  Wrap a piece of yarn around the spindle once where the bobbin rests, and tie a knot.  Then slide the bobbin back on such that this string is squished between the spindle and the bobbin.  This will prevent this vibration.
Why isn’t there uptake? (Why isn’t my yarn being pulled onto the bobbin?)
  • Check to make sure the tension band has a little tension and is resting on the grove in the end of the bobbin bobbin.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Check to make sure the 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.
Can I use a battery with the EEW 5.2? Yes you can.  This page will help you pick the correct battery pack.

Different Versions

EEW 5.0
EEW 5.1
EEW 5.2

Here is a comparison between the EEW Nano 1.1 and the EEW 5.2.

EEW 5.2 ($260)EEW Nano 1.1 ($110)
Typical use case is as a electric replacement for a traditional spinning wheel, and for high volume spinning. The larger controls also make this version a little easier to use.Typical use case is for new spinners looking at an affordable spinning wheel, or as a ultra portable wheel for experienced spinners.
Sliding yarn hook designTriangular clamping yarn hook design
Easy to use tension dialSlot sliding tension
Bobbin capacity is 5 ouncesBobbin capacity is 2 ounces
Overall size is small (7.5 × 6 × 8 inches) and it weighs about 2.5 poundsSize is very small (5.25 x 4 x 5 inches) and it weighs around 0.5 pounds
Max flyer speed is 1400 RPMsMax flyer speed is 1000 RPMs (The 1.0 version was about 750 RPMs)
Motor rated for 4000 hoursMotor rated for 800 hours
Steel spindle, wooden case, and high quality plastic flyer designMultiple different high quality plastics optimized for each part’s need
Large orifice, stronger motor, and large hooks make it well suited for spinning bulky yarnWhile it can handle spinning some bulky yarn the weaker motor and small bobbins make it is not ideally suiting for a lot of bulky yarn spinning
A foot pedal to start and stop the motor in include (you can also use it without the foot pedal to make it more transportable)No foot pedal is included, but we made a video showing your different options