Thanks for the replies,
I always try to get the balance near perfect before use. I find that adjusting the the altitude to make the mount go up is the most difficult.
When I was drift aligning yesterday. I adjusted the Azimuth until there was no drift without any problems. When trying to adjust the Altitude, it seemed like both knobs were jammed making it almost impossible to correct the Altitude.
Even when I loosen the opposite knob it is still very hard to adjust.
I was so close to getting polar aligned for the first time it wasn't funny!