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Brother Sewing Machine CS-100

I need to know what Erroe ( E6 ) means...I was in the middle of sewing when the machine stopped sewing and made a loud nise and then the E6 message came on,of course cannot find my instruction book !!

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  • gretta2 Jun 23, 2008

    My daughter knocked over my sewing machine and now whenever I try to sew it flashes F5 and E6. Please help.

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    i was trying to sew my mom a shirt and then my sewing machine refused and e1 and e2 kept on comming up

  • Wedding Girl Mar 28, 2009

    My machine would not pick up the thread, the timing was off. This machine is not quite like a Singer in that I can not get the timing lined up. I've loosened the brackets holding the shaft for the needle. Any one with suggestions or diagrams would be appreciated. Please help!



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Actually e2 is the button hole lever being down. e6 means that the thread is tangled and to prevent the motor from overheating the machine automatically stops. All you have to do is re-thread the machine and take the bobbin out, untangle it and put it back in and sew. This usually works. If it keeps happening, there could be a few things wrong.

1. if you are using thick fabric your tension should be lower. normal tension is 5.

2. your machine is out of alignment. take it in to a service center, they can fix it in 5 minutes. to find a service center near you go to

3. your needle is old or bent and should be replaced.

4. Your needle is too thick, standard is 80. The thicker the fabric, the thicker the needle.

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My niece has this machine, was recently helping her sew with it -- I go the E6 code also - I believe it is the button lever is down - it is the white/beige 'flag' arm beside the presser foot - it needs to be raised back up to the case housing to clear the error - it means you do not have the proper stitches for the foot. Good Luck.

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I am clearing my Mother's bungalow & have found a Pinnock Trendsetter Standard sewing machine but there are no instructions with it. As I want to try to sell it I wonder if I could get instructions for this machine. I earnestly await your reply

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