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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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    I have a Brother 6000i and it says that E6 means the thread is tangled. Look under the feed dogs and see it there is a tangle of thread there. I had to do this once myself. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beginner64
    My Brother sewing machine also can not be oiled.
    Nope, can't oil the new ones.

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    I have the Brother CS6000i ----DO NOT OIL ---

    E6 means there is a thread problem- usually in the bobbin area - have you done all the normal steps- rethread top of the machine - new needle- new bobbin in the bottom ? I use a qtip to clean out under my feed dogs after taking the bobbin out -- check the bobbin to make sure the thread is coming off the bobbin correctly when it comes off the bobbin it should be over the center of the bobbin -- and for some reason with this machine the thread spool feeds off from the front not the back :wink: Does that make sense ?
    Good Luck

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    That darn thread can be the problem. Clean out the bobbin area, that's the first place I go because on the new machines, that's one of the few things you can maintenance.

    I was getting skipped stitches and the last thing I did was change the thread and lo and behold! Perfect stitches. The thread was old. No problems since!

    Also check your needle to be sure it isn't slightly bent. If you can't tell, just put a new one in anyway.

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    I agree... those pesky thread "nests" under the feed dogs can be a nightmare!!.I keep a hemostat..(yah I'm a nurse) by the machine to help pull out stray threads and whenever I change the bobbin I have a new paintbrush that I clean out all in that area.. I have a Bernina.. but this can be a problem with many different machines. Good luck. By the way.. you can buy a hemostat in (of all places) the fishing department at WalMart. handy for LOTS of sewing tasks. And pulling fish hooks out of fishy throats.

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    I walked away for the night and am going to tackle the problem this morning,after my coffee.My machine is a cs6000i so no I cant oil it, am going to do as suggested and clean under feed dogs ,change needle,bobbin and rethread.Will let you know how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippy
    I agree... those pesky thread "nests" under the feed dogs can be a nightmare!!.I keep a hemostat..(yah I'm a nurse) by the machine to help pull out stray threads and whenever I change the bobbin I have a new paintbrush that I clean out all in that area..
    LMAO - I have about a dozen pairs of hemostats around the house. I have one in/with each machine, especially my serger. One in the catchall on my living room end table. One in the 'stuff' basket over my washer/dryer and several in the medicine cabinet and bathroom cabinet. It is amazing all of the things that hemostats are good for.

    Besides using on my machines, the best use for them is taking ticks off of my dogs. We live in the country - a house in the middle of 120 acres with a stream and swamp nearby - so we have LOTS of ticks. Use them to grab the whole tick, including the head, twist and you have it all. We then drop them in a little rubbing alcohol in a small bathroom cup and toss them down the toilet.

    BTW - we have the hemostats because my husband is a volunteer EMT-Intermediate and firefighter and I am a volunteer EMT-Basic. So when we use a set of hemostats, we set them aside, sterilize them and reuse them. Due to sanitary guidelines, after the package is opened whether they are used or not, they have to be pitched, even though they are the solid steel ones that are used in hospitals and things. Seems like such a waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patty Patches
    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
    i have a brother 6000 [i'm sure most of you have heard me b----] it was doing the same thing,took it to 2 diff shops,it was the mother board.$400.00 at one shop,$300.00 at the other.when they installed the board they found another smaller board was out,very cheap,but no longer available.after that,i gave up!fortunately,there was no charge.i ended up buying an innovi snx450q.it wason sale for $550.00 inc the quilting table.have had problems seeing to finish the threading ,but just got new glasses,so hopefully that will help !i have 1 yr to get full trade in,so am still trying .good luck
    dar

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