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I get an E6 message while trying to sew on my Brother cs-6000

The machine will sew perfect for about 1 second then it will lock up with the error message E6. The stitches sewn were perfect and the machine is sounding like it is fine.

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Full details + errors can be found with references to Manual HERE

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