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Ghost printing Brother mfc-8460N is ghosting--that is it appears to print/reprint on the same page preious paragraphs. Print a blank sheet and it comes out blank, but print a 1 paragraph printing and it prints 1 good copy and then lower of the page a 2nd faint (usually) copy. Have changed drum and toner as I assumed the drum was bad. Have run Staples' "Laser Printer Cleaning Sheet" printer cleaning sheet through on the previous drum.....it helped but problem returns.

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This machine needs a new fuser. That is a common issue.

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Hi Phillip,
If you have changed the drum and toner, then check the fuser unit. The teflon coating on fuser film could be worn.

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