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Thread: What will I do?

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    What will I do,my machine is trying to lock up or something.It will sew a few stiches then it starts shuddering and E6 comes up.This is a brother 6000.I;ve done everything I can think of. I have alot of christmas sewing to do,like 9 Bow tucks and 5 small quilts.What will I do,can someone give me some advice,before I pull out my hair and scream.Cant afford another machine.This one is less than a yr old

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    Isn't is still under warranty? I would be calling Brother and let them take care of it... :D:D:D

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    The first thing is to take a break, get a Diet coke. THEN: Clean and oil it really good. Sew a few simple squares together for a test run (also in case there is oil). Then, if it is still not behaving, run (don't walk) to a repair shop for a tune up.

    I firmly believe that frequent cleaning and oiling makes a huge difference. My machine is 34 years old, and has been to the fix-it show maybe 2 or 3 times total.

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    I have a Brother SQ9000 and one day I was sewing some seams together and my machine also started pounding. It actually stuttered and stopped and I believe it gave me the same error message. I found that if I changed my foot to one that has a bigger cut out on the bottom that I had no more problem with going over several seams at one time. Don't know if this will help you or not, just telling you what I did to correct this.

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    When mine starts acting up, I first walk away before I throw it out the window, then I do a thorough cleaning, oil, bobbin change and re-thread. That has always taken care of it. :) Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaraSewing
    The first thing is to take a break, get a Diet coke. THEN: Clean and oil it really good. Sew a few simple squares together for a test run (also in case there is oil). Then, if it is still not behaving, run (don't walk) to a repair shop for a tune up.

    I firmly believe that frequent cleaning and oiling makes a huge difference. My machine is 34 years old, and has been to the fix-it show maybe 2 or 3 times total.
    While I agree that routine home maintenance is a great cure-all, her machine is one of the fancy computerized models and her description makes it sound like an message-to-the-inner-workings problem. I'm betting it'll be something simple, like a pin stuck where it shouldn't be, or incorrect threading, or a bent needle......but other than that she would be better served to have an authorized Brother or sewing machine repair person look at it. Is the shop where you bought it nearby?
    Jan in VA

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    Good luck with your machine!

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    This may sound simple but have you turned it off left it for a few minutes and then turned it on again? Computerized units can sometimes "reset" or clear the error code them selves when shut off and then re- started.
    If you have a newer machine ... chances are you have a machine that can not be oiled... all the parts are sealed that require oiling.

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    My Brother sewing machine also can not be oiled.

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    I have a Brother 6000i and in my owner's manual it say "E6" means that the motor locked up because the thread is tangled." Hope this helps

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