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Thread: Janome 6600 knee lift

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    Janome 6600 knee lift

    One of the main reasons I bought my Janome 6600, was the knee lift feature. BUT, when installed, I can't reach it with my leg. I have to sit 12 inches to the right of the needle in order for my leg to reach it. Anyone have a solution to this problem?

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    I have the same problem with my 6600 also so I just don't use it. I think it's because I am just 5'2" . Sorry I don't have the answer but I will be watching this thread to see of anyone else does.

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    I'd be lost without the knee lift! The manual for my 7700 shows how to adjust the angle of the knee lift to make it easier to reach--don't know if the same thing is possible for the 6600. If you can't find anything in your manual and want me to send you a scan of the page in mine, just send me a pm.

    The other thing some of us have done is cut a slit in a section of a pool noodle and slip it onto the knee lift, making it fatter.

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    pool noodle ... stroke of genius!
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    Some people have bent the metal rod to the left - very carefully.

    I also find that my knee lift for my 7700 is a tad far away - especially after having lost a lot of weight. Time to get a pool noodle.

    Good luck.

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    ditto on the pool noodle idea
    Nancy in western NY

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    I recently test drove the Janome Horizon and I had to remove the knee lift. I kept bumping my elbow on it. I think I'm too short to use it. It seemed like a good thing to have.
    Sue

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    What do you need a knee lift for?
    My machine has auto lift when in needle down. It lifts just a little so you can turn your fabric. Then it lowers automatically when you start to sew.

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    The auto lift sounds like a very handy feature. But I think even if my machine had that, I'd still want the knee lift, to save time and motion. About the only time I use the presser foot lifter in the back is when I need the presser foot at its extra height, or when changing needles or feet.

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    I have the pool noodle and had to get used to sitting a little farther to the right also. To me the knee ligt is like a thimble, hard to get used to at first but now I can't sew without it!
    I sew, I sew, so off to work I go.

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