Question about Brother Sewing Machines
When i'm sewing, and I go into reverse, the needle stalls. I get an error messaage E6. After a few seconds, I'm able to start again, however it sometimes continues to stall if I need to go in reverse. I don't know why it does this. And troubleshooting Error Message E6 in the manual isn't any help.
Try changing the needle
try rethreading the machine top and bobbin
make sure to use every thread guide this is important for the tension
try using a different bobbin
clean under the needle plate and in the bobbin area for lint
also possible that the machine may need some type of adjustment
or the machine could be starting to have a timing problem
Posted on Dec 08, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Brother Sewing Machine CS-100
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 http://www.brother-usa.com/service/
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.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
I had the same problem.. I think the bobbin used in this machine is no good I replaced mine.. It cost alot too.. but now I do not have any problems.. good luck
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
I fought with this machine so much, then felt like a fool. It wasn't threaded properly, and I needed to re-set the tension.
Thanks for being there - if only to vent......
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
SOURCE: E6 and F5 error message
Are you using the right size needle? Try using an 80. Also try taking it to a service center. To find one near you go here: http://www.brother-usa.com/service/
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
I am in the middle of fixing this same error. I phoned Brother service in Manchester and they are spot on. Give them a try, they talk you through the problem and suggest things to do to narrow down the cause. Make sure you have the model and serial number as this saves time. In extreem cases you can send your machine to them by parcel post and they will look at it free of charge and then give you an estimate for any repairs needed. If you decide not to go ahead, you can elect to have the machine returned to you for the cost of the postage.
In my case I bought the machine second hand off of E-bay and was getting the dreaded tangle/needle message. I phoned the service department and I was told to thread the machine up and switch on. Then they give you several things to try. Essentially you need to get someone to press the start button while you immediately turn the handwheel forward gently and smoothly.
If this stops the message coming up then you must suspect the motor or its fuse. In my case, it would seem the machine had been dropped as there was a hairline crack in the circuit board which stopped the power getting to the motor.
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
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