A disengaged clutch, broken drive belt or internal drive gear failure can prevent the needle
. Engage the hand wheel clutch if you have it disengaged for bobbin winding. If the needle
with the clutch engaged, unplug the sewing machine
and check the drive belt.
How to Fix Brother Sewing Machine Error Code E6
Q: What does E6 error message mean?
A: The motor locked up because thread is tangled
Q: How to fix E6 error message?
A: Do the following:
- The upper thread could be tangled. Remove the upper thread and any loose threads. Raise the pressure foot, raise the needle to its highest position and rethread the machine.
- Remove the bobbin and bobbin case to clean any lint or loose threads. Install the bobbin case so that the projection on it aligns with the spring. Then install the bobbin into the bobbin case.
- The needle could be bent. Replace the needle making sure the flat side is facing the back.