Question about Brother CS-6000

2 Answers

Wrong type of stitch/tension not working

I'm sewing with the fabric right side up, but the stitches come out looking like they should be on the wrong side of the fabric. I tried adjusting the tension but it doesn't seem to work. 
Has this machine had a lot of tension issues?  How can I make the stitches "normal" again? Is there anyway to reset the machine? 
Help! Thank you!!

Posted by on

  • PeaceMex Aug 24, 2008

    The CS-6000i was working just fine, but all of a sudden it started
    sewing ALL of the different stitches really weird. I've only had it 10 days. I live out of the county (in Mexico) so the nearest service center is 1000 miles away. Someone PLEASE HELP!! The stiches come out
    looking all wrong on the top of the fabric - and on the bottom, the
    stitching looks correct (like the selected stitch).

    For example: when we try to use zig zag stitch #4, the thread on top of
    the fabric looks something like a sloppy stitch #12, and the under side
    looks like it should (like stitch #4). No matter what stitch I select the stitching on top comes out looking similar to stich #12 -- it also bunches up. I know it sounds like the tension. That was the first thing I tried. Then I tried changing speed, thread, fabric, and needles. But nothing changes the stich on top.

    So I have already tried adjusting the tension both up and down. We've tried
    different fabrics, unplugging the machine, cleaning everything,
    re-threading the machine, changing the needle, using different speeds,
    etc. I wrote to the company and got a form letter back telling me to do exactly what I had told them I'd already done. I don't think they even read my email.

    Thanks for any help you can give.

  • flowbee56 Dec 23, 2008

    I have a brother CS 6000 and have tried to adjust the tension to all different settings and it STILL comes out with the top thread looking normal and the bottom thread is all bunched up. I have rethreaded the machine and the bobbin according to directions and sitll no luck. I am beginning to think this machine is a piece of junk.


2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Found a solution to my own problem.... hope this helps someone else. Make SURE the bobbin case is seated correctly! (follow the instructions carefully). Don't put the cover back on right away after you put the bobbin case in. First check and make sure it doesn't move when you turn the hand wheel.
Also, when threading the bobbin make sure the thread passes down through the tension adjusting spring of the bobbin case.

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

I could not find a screw on the bobbin case so I took the case out and cleaned the fuzz out then put it back in as tightly as possible and tried again; this seemed to help

Posted on May 15, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

My thread keeps bird nesting on the bottom of my fabric what am I doing wrong? What are the correct settings for a straight stitch?

Is your bobbin threaded correctly? You should be able to pull out the thread slowly while feeling it very slightly holding back. It should not pull out easily or quickly.
Could be something wrong with your tensions, try adjusting the upper tension first by starting at the middle setting and working gradually higher and then lower till you get a neat even stitch.

Nov 29, 2015 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

My runaway stitches on wrong side of fabric

Rule of thumb:
1.Too much thread on bottom then tighten top (tension).
2. Too much thread on top then loosen top (tension).
Just remember this works very well only if your bobbin is set properly.

Apr 05, 2015 | Brother Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Ho can i get bobbin tension right?

Bobbin tension depends on the thickness of the fabric that you're sewing on. A cotton fabric should have medium tension...but a heavy wool would need a looser tension. Best way to get the tension right is to take a few stitches, then look at the bottom side of the fabric. If the threads are loose, then tighten the tension one notch or number. Sew a few stitches, then test again. If the fabric is pulling up tight, then loosen the tension and check again. Top stitches and bottom stitches should both be the same.

Jul 04, 2014 | Husqvarna Freesia 415

1 Answer

I am sewing a knit fabric on my Lily 540 and it is skipping stitches like crazy. I have tried adjusting the tension and the stitch length with no success. seem to always have a hard time with getting even...

It sounds like you may be using the wrong needle. For knit fabric you need a ball point needle in order for it to sew correctly. A regular sharp type needle can cause the stitches to skip. Also make sure you have the right size for the type of fabric. Lighter weight fabric needs smaller size needle and thicker types need bigger sized needles.

Also make sure you have the right presser foot and the right pressure on the presser foot to get nice even stitches. A roller foot helps when sewing knit fabrics.

May 18, 2011 | Husqvarna Lily 540 and 550

1 Answer

The needle is threaded top and bottom but when I run the machine to sew the thread isn't sewing on to the fabric..I'm not sure but I think the thread around the check spring holder is midway or rather not...

Recheck the threading on the top side. When you pull the thread at the needle is there tension on it? If there is no resistance than there's no tension. If it breaks it is either not threaded correctly or the tension is way too tight.

If that is correct and the the thread on the bottom has a little bit of tension when you pull on it, it should stitch --- However not stitching at all can be from having the wrong needle, wrong brand, type, or in incorrectly. Sometimes even the wrong size can prevent stitching, like when youre sewing through heavy/thick material and using too small a needle.

Check out those three things and then see if it won't sew correctly for you.

Apr 21, 2011 | Euro-Pro 801B Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Hi, I have been using a zig zag stitch on cotton, but recently the stitch has appeared on the wrong side of the fabric - that is the side that I am looking at shows the back of the stitch, and the...

Sounds like the bobbin case tension is not properly adjusted. Try turnibg the adjusting screw about 1/2 to a full turn clockwise and see if it is better.

Jun 13, 2010 | Brother XL-5700 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Kenmore sewing machine #16227 needle thread making big loops on wrong side of fabric. Changed needle, cleaned, adjusted/readjusted and readjusted needle and bobbin tension. Will sew a decent stitch...

It is most likely because you have it on a type of stitch but did not switch the didstance that you want the zig zag to be. Just change you stitch or your distance.

Nov 20, 2009 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Stitches are on the reverse of the fabric

hi! there,
set dial tension to #3 and stitch tension to #12 try on straight
sewing,check bobbins winder if thread was wind on clockwise rotation before sewing.if ok try to sew and observed the change.

have a nice day regards,dont forget to rate me

Apr 09, 2009 | Singer 7444 Mechanical Sewing Machine

Not finding what you are looking for?
Brother CS-6000 Logo

695 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Brother Sewing Machines Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18381 Answers

Irene Tulloch

Level 2 Expert

458 Answers

Douglas Plant
Douglas Plant

Level 2 Expert

165 Answers

Are you a Brother Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides