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Unable to Clean Message

I get a "unable to clean" message on the screen but nothing seems to fix it. I did everything the manual says to do, but still didn't get anywhere.

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  • superiorwc Nov 18, 2008

    Did not work.

  • STRANGEMONEY Nov 18, 2008

    it will not clean and its telling me to trouble shoot but i dont haVE THE USER GUIDE ANY MORE

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Reset absorbers counter....
or, if you have strange sounds from printer, look for mechanical problems...

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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SOURCE: unable to clean message in brother dcp-115c aio

I saw on this site codes for another MFC to clear memory and reset the cleaning unit count code to zero. It worked on two of my brother mfc 820cw units. The third mfc 5840cn had unable to print error message 46- nothing at Brother. they want you to take everything to a repair shop.they don't help at all. Then the error went to 4F when I tried toclear the memory.As Iunderstand that message- it means I have to replace the printer head. Have no clue where or what it is. But I can read a manual as well as anyone and follow directions to fix it! Can't be worse than it is now! Good luck

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Unable to clean wold not go away

Hi,
Here is a link to the brother site where it will show you the step by step procedure with illustrations for correcting the problem.

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/000500/000065/faq000565_000.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc5840cn_all&Cat=11

Hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

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