Brother CS-6000 E1 error message - my presser foot is not up!
I have read all the other questions regarding a mysterious E1 error message that is not cause by a raised presser foot or depressed reverse button and none of the solutions offered have helped me. Does anyone have another solution to this problem? Or know if it is even solvable? It seems an awful like a computer error to me, rather than a mechanical or operational one...
Did you take this machine apart? If so, then the lever that extends from the thread tension wheel is to the right of the raised presser foot switch plate (inside the sewing machine), keeping the switch from being unpressed.
Take the machine apart again, raise the presser foot, and put the machine back together. This will ensure proper alignment of the plates.
E1 is telling you that the main motor is working to hard so the machine keeps you from sewing make sure your handwheel feels smooth when turning if not remove the side cover by the needle bar and check to make sure there isnt thread around the take-up lever or try cleaning your hook area
I was so proud of myself For taking the machine apart and fixing the original problem (thread wrapped around the crank shaft 200 times!) and the machine worked beautifully when turned by hand.... but E1 error when I pushed foot pedal. This switch was exactly the problem: Yea!!! I now have my machine humming along nicely. Thanks!!!
I have a Brother SQ9185 sewing machine and had to take it apart to adjust the timing. (Thank you YouTube video) But instead of trying to ensure everything is going to work before putting it back together, I had to rush myself and try to get back to my projects. The E1 message appeared and wouldn't go away. I was about to take it back in to exchange it since it was only two months old with everyday use. Determined to make it work, I found this review and saved my pride and machine. We are back on track and ready to resume the projects. Thank you for your answer and question. I would be done without it.
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E1: Make sure the presser foot is lowered before sewing.
E2: You chose a stitch other than a buttonhole stitch or a bar tack
stitch and you tried to sew with the buttonhole lever in the lowered
position. Raise the buttonhole lever.
E3: If you selected the buttonhole or tack bar stitch and start to
sew with the buttonhole lever raised, you will get the E3 code. Lower
the buttonhole lever.
E4: You hit the reverse button while the bobbin winder shaft was
moved over to the right. Move the bobbin winder shaft to the left.
E5: On automatic sewing machines, the start/stop button was pressed
while the foot controller was plugged in. Unplug the foot controller if
you are using the automatic function.
E6: This code tells you that the motor locked up because the thread
is tangled. Untangle the thread, make sure the machine is threaded
properly and that the proper tension is set before continuing.
An "E1" message appears on the panel.
The foot controller was pressed (or the start/stop button was pressed if the foot controller is not connected) and the reverse/reinforcement stitch button was pressed while the presser foot is raised.
Lower the presser foot lever before continuing the operation.
Error code E1:Make sure the presser foot is lowered before sewing.
In order to get this error the foot controller has to be pressed (or the start/stop button was pressed if the foot controller is not connected), and the reverse/reinforcement stitch button needs to be pressed while the presser foot was raised.
The only solution offer by Brother is to lower the presser foot lever before continuing.
This seems a bit simplistic so assuming you tried that already Check to make sure there is no tangled thread interfering with the take-up lever.
This seems to be a common problem and it may be related to a computer issue rather then a mechanical fault.
In this case you may need to have the machine serviced. I hope something here helps. I will investigate more and if I discover anything else I will pass it on.
I have a different model but I had the same problem. It started after I took the cover off to fix something else. After I screwed the cover back on, I kept getting the E1 message even when the foot was already down. I took the cover off again, and I found that there is a metal tab at the top left of the front cover, that is pushed by a metal tab in the back that moves when you put the presser foot up or down. You can see this metal tab moving in the back if you put the foot up and down with the cover off. Just putting the foot down(I think) before putting the cover back on fixed it so one metal tab is on the correct side of the other metal tab.
I had the same problem. It started after I took the cover off to fix something else. After I screwed the cover back on, I kept getting the E1 message even when the foot was already down. I took the cover off again, and I found that there is a metal tab at the top left of the front cover, that is pushed by a metal tab in the back that moves when you put the presser foot up or down. You can see this metal tab moving in the back if you put the foot up and down with the cover off. Just putting the foot down(I think) before putting the cover back on fixed it so one metal tab is on the correct side of the other metal tab.