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Sew slower on a Juki TL-2000Qi?
Wondering if I should be able to control the speed with the foot pedal
sayonion
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Date: 5/23/13 4:55 AM

I was hoping other TL-2000Qi owners could tell me if they're able to control their stitching speed just with the foot pedal. I had assumed I would be able to when I was deciding between the 2000 and 2010, but now that I have mine, I've only been able to go full speed ahead.

My first machine is a cheapie Huskystar, and I have no problem controlling the speed with the foot pedal. I've seen a youtube video where someone sewed slowly with their 2000, but maybe she had a regulator thingy...? Anyhoo, I'm trying to figure out whether it's not possible out of the box, or if it should be possible and mine isn't working.

Thanks for your help! :)

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Date: 5/23/13 9:06 AM

I have an older TL98 and I wondered that same thing when I first started using mine. Practice has helped a lot and just getting the feel of the machine. It's a big step up from your Husky Star--a lot more power, but you'll learn to love it.
Now when I sew on my other 2 machines, I feel like they're running too slow.

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Date: 5/23/13 9:42 AM

I turn the power pedal sideways and not use my entire foot to activate it. This helps me to not go too fast.

Eons ago there was such a thing as a governor that was placed below the gas pedal on cars and trucks. Or, Dad just placed a block of wood under the upper tip of the pedal so we couldn't drive too fast.

Don't know if that old trick would work or hinder the power pedal of a sewing machine. I just do my sideways method.

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Date: 5/23/13 7:14 PM

Okay, I'll just give it more practice. Thanks for the advice! :)

Edit: I figured it out! My foot pedal was not set correctly when I received it, and really was set up to only sew at full speed. I blogged about it here; basically, I had to open it up and adjust a doodad on the potentiometer inside. That made the foot pedal able to sew at different speeds.
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