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Old 03-28-2011, 07:02 PM
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Tacsew T111-155 knee lift

I just picked up this machine and have been practicing my straight lines. Fun and exciting stuff. My question is that the knee lift does not seem to be attached to anything. Is there a rod that goes from the knee lift into the bottom of the machine? And a guess, does the knee lift raise the foot? If it does not, how do you raise the foot to feed in material?
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I just put a knee lifter on mine. It gets in the way. I might put a pedal with a chain instead.
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I just picked up this machine and have been practicing my straight lines. Fun and exciting stuff. My question is that the knee lift does not seem to be attached to anything. Is there a rod that goes from the knee lift into the bottom of the machine? And a guess, does the knee lift raise the foot? If it does not, how do you raise the foot to feed in material?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Yes, there is a small rod with a flat piece at the top of it that lifts the foot. If that doesn't work, that part may be missing, or not adjusted properly. In any event, at the back of the machine behind the needle there is a lever that also raises, holds, and lowers the foot. Look at the pictures in post #3 in this thread for the knee lifter assembly: CLICK HERE
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Thanks guys, I found the lift at the back of the machine. I feel stupid that I didn't see it before.
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I bought one of these machines....You should have a peice that resembles a teflon tube about 1/2" in diameter about 2" long that pushes into the bottom of the machine when you actuate the knee lift...It just rests in slot in the oil pan above the knee lift, that protrudes upward into the base of the machine....Maybe DanTwolakes can explain it better...I am sorry I do not know the proper language to describe it, but the knee lift will not work without it. FWIW JCAR
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I don't know the proper language to describe it either. At the end of the knee lift's main shaft that goes from the front of the sewing machine's table toward the rear, there should be another smaller vertical shaft with a "T" at the top. This smaller shaft is adjustable to line up with the lifting mechanism actuator on the bottom of the sewing machine which does indeed go through an opening in the oil drip pan. You are right, the knee lift won't work without it.

The "T" shaft is in the 1st picture, the actuator (with the roller wheel at the bottom) is in the 2nd picture, and the 3rd picture is the shaft (spring at the bottom) that connects to the lifting mechanism on the back of the machine.
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You guys are great. I am missing the tube that protrudes into the machine. I will have to see if I can find a parts book and order the correct pieces. Thanks again!!
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