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Brother 5240 dots on prints 3-3/4" apart

There are small oval dots repeating on the sheets spaced 3-3/4" apart. The dots are neat, symmetrical ovals about 1/8" wide and 1/16" high. I suspect there is something on the drum. I cannot find directions on how to clean the drum.

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Turn the cartridge upside down on a table. turn the drum gear by hand and clean the spot with a dry cotton pad.

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