I Using the Knee Lifter
Using the knee lifter, you can raise and lower the
presser foot with your knee, leaving both hands free
to handle the fabric.
Align the tabs on the knee lifter with the
notches in the jack, and then insert the knee
lifter as far as possible.
If the knee lifter is not pushed into the mount-
ing slot as far as possible, it may come out
Use your knee to move the knee lifter to the
right in order to raise the presser foot.
Release the knee lifter to lower the presser
Be sure to keep your knee away from the knee
lifter during sewing. If the knee lifter is pushed
during machine operation, the needle may break
or the thread tension may loosen.
If the pivot setting is selected, the machine stops
with the needle lowered (in the fabric) and the
presser foot is automatically raised to an
appropriate height when the "Start/Stop" button is
pressed. When the "Start/Stop" button is pressed
again, the presser foot is automatically lowered
and sewing continues. This function is useful for
stopping the machine to rotate the fabric.
• When the pivot setting is selected, the
machine starts when the "Start/Stop" button is
pressed or the foot controller is pressed down
even if the presser foot has been raised. Be
sure to keep your hands and other items away
from the needle, otherwise injuries may occur.
When the pivot setting is selected, the height
of the presser foot when sewing is stopped
can be changed according to the type of fabric
being sewn. Press
"PIVOTING HEIGHT" on P. 1 of the settings
three heights (3.2 mm, 5.0 mm or 7.5 mm). To
raise the presser foot further, increase the
setting. (Normally, 3.2 mm is set.)
to select one of the