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Thread: Rather unhappy with Janome Horizon footpedal

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    I have the machine for a week now and really love it. BUT the footpedal feels like a toy compared to my Bernina.......
    I have shoesize 5 1/2 sew barefoot and hardly can get used to this small lightweight thing.

    How about you? Maybe I contact Janome and ask whether a big heavy one is available!?
    Granny

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    Looks just like the one on my 6600. Nothing wrong with them- just different!

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    That's the one I had on my old Janome and loved it. I think you just have to give it a chance and get used to it. :-)

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    That's the same one I have on my various Janomes, it does move around quite a bit too. You get used to it after a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raggiemom
    That's the same one I have on my various Janomes, it does move around quite a bit too. You get used to it after a while.
    I put mine on that rubber shelving stuff that keeps dishes from moving around. Works like a charm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaevren
    Quote Originally Posted by Raggiemom
    That's the same one I have on my various Janomes, it does move around quite a bit too. You get used to it after a while.
    I put mine on that rubber shelving stuff that keeps dishes from moving around. Works like a charm!
    Thats a good idea! But I would like to have a big sturdy one anyway.............can tell that I grow old, not too many changes at once please :oops:

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    I have the same one on my Janome6600. Janome is notorious for their
    "lovely" foot pedals. Never had a Bernina so I don't know what I'm missing.
    What I don't like about the pedal is that I have to keep chasing it. I put a
    silicone potholder underneath but it still escapes. Oh well.

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    Yea, it's the same one as used with the Janome 11000 as well, I don't think you can get a different one though. I'm used to chasing it all around anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaevren
    Quote Originally Posted by Raggiemom
    That's the same one I have on my various Janomes, it does move around quite a bit too. You get used to it after a while.
    I put mine on that rubber shelving stuff that keeps dishes from moving around. Works like a charm!
    I tried that and unfortunately for me, NOTHING keeps the foot pedal in place. I think my size 10 is just too big for it. ;) I do wish it were a bit heavier, but I never even thought to mention it.

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    Same one I have with the 6600.

    Now I can't remember if it's my Janome I do this with or my Husqvarna ... but one of them works better if I turn it around and use the back of the pedal.

    I tend to use foot pedals with toes only, not my whole foot. And yes, I always sew barefoot.

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    Looks like the one for my big Elna, but I don't have a problem with it slipping, unfortunately I have carpet in my sewing room and I have about a 2" piece of the stiff part of sticky velcro and it doesn't go anyway, only problem is moving it. LOL

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    For folks having trouble with slipping foot pedals, I have a neez-ez foot pedal holder that I bought from Nancy's Notions years ago. It works pretty well in holding the foot pedal where I need it and it relieves the stress on your knee.

    Here's the link:

    http://www.nancysnotions.com/product...z+foot+rest.do

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    mine is small like that. just have trouble with it moving. well i did until i put one strip of velcro on the bottom. now it sticks to the flat carpet i have in my room.

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    Is there any differenz between the brands besides the size of the plug? Or in other words, wouldn`t it be possible to put on a Bernina foot a Janome plug??
    Granny

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    Maybe I am doing something I shouldn't, I have a Janome 6600 and was constantly chasing the foot petal - so I turned it over and use it upside down. My floor is carpet and it stopped the sliding all over the place. But I prefer to use the button on the machine.

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    Every machine has its quirks. I bounce around between my Janome, White, Bernina and Singers and each one has it's differences you learn to live with. All the different foot pedals haven't affected my work, so that's what matters. That's part of the fun of sewing on different machines:>

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    that is what I have on my Elna...I have a size 9.5 foot, so yes it is tiny, but I have vintage machines that have way smaller foot pedals!

    and trust me, you do not want to pay for a replacement foot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    that is what I have on my Elna...I have a size 9.5 foot, so yes it is tiny, but I have vintage machines that have way smaller foot pedals!

    and trust me, you do not want to pay for a replacement foot...
    Does that mean there are replacement feet? I couldnt find anything and contacted my dealer in UK. Will see what he comes up with.

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    If you are having trouble with the pedal moving, put a length of self stick velcro - the loop part - on the base of the pedal if you are sewing on a carpeted floor. On a wooded floor place a carpet mat underneath the velcro grips the carpet. It works for me. All Janome pedals are the same size and you will get used to it.

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    My Janome 8000 is the same..I used a idea on here a rug that goes around your toliet..with rubber backing have laminate flooring and chased Forever.. tried the velcro..turning pedal over ect Put the pedal in the hole that goes around base of potty and Eureka stays put...give this a try

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    Funny, I have the opposite situation. The footpedal on my Pfaff is lightweight & small & the one on my Janome 1600P is a big heavyweight one!

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    Thanks for all the suggestions.
    I simply dont understand that such a heavy machine is coming with a toy footpedal.
    My Janome Cover has a much heavier pedal (of course it does not fit the Horizon....) and it happens to be the exact same my Babylock Overlock has??

    Will see what my dealer answers and I will let you know.
    Granny

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    I use the push buttons.

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    I've read that many Horizon owners flip them over. There's a very active, helpful yahoo group for the Janome Horizon.

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    Got an answer from my dealer: put velcro on the floor....

    I will contact Janome. As most machines these days are manufactured in asia (most probably in the same plant) there must be a working pedal from another brand!?
    And maybe if enough customers get to them they might come up with a new one..........like the 1/4" foot :lol:
    Granny

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