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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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    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
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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!

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    I tried the pool noodle but still couldn't reach the knee lift comfortably. I took 2 big blocks of styrofoam and duct taped them to my lift and it works perfect!
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    Janome has a newer lift than what came with the first 7700's. It has more bend to it and I replaced mine with the new one and it is just perfect for me now. I am 5' 3". I love the lift and couldn't imagine not using it. The new lift cost me 45.00.
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    Great! I think I might try the Styrofoam. The noodle, I'm afraid, wouldn't give me enough room. It would still be way too short. I'm afraid to try bending the rod! I also might contact Janome to see if the new knee lift would fit my machine. Thank you, all, for your responses!

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    You should probably consult a dealer on the adjustment. I have a 6300 and the knee lift is fine. I am 5'1" and a smidge. In fact I have to watch I do not hit the thing when I don't want to! I love the knee lift!

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    Maybe the difference is whether your machine sits in or on a table.
    Mine is in the table and the knee lift works just fine.

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    Mine sits in the table.

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    Sorry to ask but what is a pool noodle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apiarist View Post
    Sorry to ask but what is a pool noodle.
    A pool noodle is just like a fat piece of spaghetti about 3-4 foot long and about 3-4 inches across.
    They are used in the swimming pool. They will keep you buoyant.

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    I suggest you get in touch with janome and inform them of what appears to be a big problem with some of their machines. I use the knee lift some times but find it gets in my way other times. I assume it is my sittings position.
    Would anyone piece of polystyrene would fit on the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie View Post
    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.
    What model do you have? I emailed Janome just recently about this feature and they told me none of their machines had it and they had no plans to introduce it .
    This feature was at the top of my 'want' list when I bought a new machine which is why I went for the Pfaff QE4 instead.
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    I have the 6600 and the 11000- both with the knee lift. I don't seem to use it as much as I did when my 9000 was my main machine. The 6600 sits in it's table and the 11000 sits on top of a table- the knee lift is not as convenient. I was disappointed because I love that feature on Janome. I am going to definitely try the pool noodle idea if I can't adjust the lift. Thanks for that great idea!
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    knitette----

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    I have the Janome 6600 and I'm only 5'. I have no problem with the knee lift - in fact when using my older machine I try to use the knee lift - LOL. My machine sits down in a table I had made to fit.

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    Mine is in a table and I LOVE the knee lift, can't live without it.

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    Hate the knee lift anyway. I'm too short and to get close enough to the darn thing I'd be sitting in the sewing machine. It sits on the shelf. I never got used to it so I don't miss it.
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