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machine broken??? Brother CS6000i

Old 06-13-2010, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by BellaBoo
I don't have a machine like yours but they all mess up the same way. If the bobbin thread is messed up it's usually the top thread that is wrong somewhere. Is your needle in backward? Are you threading it left to right or right to left? That will really mess up a stitch (took me hours to figure that out) Has little fingers been turning your tension dial? Maybe all the way around several time? (took me a few days to figure that one out) My bobbin winder wasn't all the way disengaged and the machine just wouldn't sew a seam no matter what I did. (took me several weeks to figure that one out).
Now that I think about it I think its the upper tension too...something anin't right

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Old 06-13-2010, 07:21 AM
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I have the same machine and have had lots of problems with tension and funny noises until...... I took the bobbin thingy complete out and cleaned the lint out of there. Yuck! I didn't know that the thing the bobbin sits in comes out too. There are four parts to remove - the bobbin cover, the bobbin, the plate, and the bobbin case. I use a pipe cleaner and clean it often. Do not blow air into there. It will only drive the dust further in to where you can't get to it.

Be sure the bobbin is wound properly, not too loose. Also, re-thread the top section and make sure to keep tension on the thread as you are threading it. I do not pull the bobbin thread up before I start sewing. I always sew on a scrap before sewing on the real thing to make sure it's right.
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:19 AM
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Well my amazing husband had a jersey job to finish and fixed it!!! There were issues due to all the lint--I had no idea that bobbin case came out until he did it :roll: whoops.....but apparently I forgot to try the most basic thing. I put the bobbin in upside down twice. He thought it was odd when he saw me do it but didn't say anything !!!! Normally when it doesn't stitch I'll flip the bobbin over and check that first. Guess I was still on the high of getting the ridiculous amount of dust bunnies out of the machine. Oooops :) Thanks to all of your great ideas....gonna remember them all for next time. After I try flipping the bobbin of course :wink:
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:54 PM
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Hi;

I've heard that this machine has tensioning problems with inexpensive and old dried-out thread. You may want to give a premimum thread a try before hauling the machine to the shop. There's also some thread lubricants you can drop onto a spool or bobbin -- sorry, but I don't remember any brand names.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:56 AM
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This is what was wrong with my Brother CS6000i... I put the bobbin in incorrectly. Thanks very much for you post... and your husband!
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Originally Posted by adyldrop
Well my amazing husband had a jersey job to finish and fixed it!!! There were issues due to all the lint--I had no idea that bobbin case came out until he did it :roll: whoops.....but apparently I forgot to try the most basic thing. I put the bobbin in upside down twice. He thought it was odd when he saw me do it but didn't say anything !!!! Normally when it doesn't stitch I'll flip the bobbin over and check that first. Guess I was still on the high of getting the ridiculous amount of dust bunnies out of the machine. Oooops :) Thanks to all of your great ideas....gonna remember them all for next time. After I try flipping the bobbin of course :wink:
This is what was wrong with my Brother CS6000i... I put the bobbin in incorrectly. Thanks very much for you post... and your husband!
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:48 PM
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i'll let him know he saved the day again :) he'll feel super :)
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:08 PM
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Try to get into the habit of cleaning out the lint everytime you put in a new bobbin. :thumbup:
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:16 PM
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Melissa my DD bought me one of these same machines last year. I used it less than 3 months when the tension goofed up on me too. I couldn't get it to work at all. I tried and tried. She bought it off of eBay so no way to return it. It was less than $125 and my repair guy wanted $79 to check it out? So I didn't figure it was worth it. I went to Joann's and bought a little singer that was on sale for $85 and it's been chuggin right along for the past 11 months. It's not a fancy machine but it sews great. Sorry this happened to you. Someone else was complaining about the same machine on here a few months ago. I think they are just overpriced machines. I can't tell you what to do but I'd find a sewing machine shop that will accept it as a trade in and get a new machine. Good Luck...crafty_linda_b
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:33 PM
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I am having bobbin problems with this machine. I have done absolutely everything that the manual suggests, as well as all that's been suggested here. Thought I had it working for a bit, but I didn't. Not sure what else to do at this point. The machine is a couple of weeks away from being 2 years old and for what I paid for it, I have certainly gotten my moneys worth out of it. Wondering if I should just replace it at this point. Getting frustrated and getting behind on projects.
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