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Drum error My Brother MFC 7220 says "drum error" and that I should clean the corona wire. When I do clean the corona wire, I still cannot print and the error does not go away. Do I need to buy a new drum?

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  • mjbarnhart Jan 03, 2009

    Thanks - I had bought a drum but did not install it until now (in case I wanted to return it). It works great! I had not thought about a broken corona wire.

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"Drum error" is caused by dust or something similar (such as ink) on the drum.
After I refilled the toner with a different brand of dry ink, I got this message.
I carefully checked the drum and found there was some residual ink on the drum. So I took off the toner part, washed the entire drum kit with tap water, then let it dry. Also, there is a rubber roller inside, which took longer to dry.
After the drum kit was dry, I rotated the drum manually. There was some kind of residue on the drum, so I used a tissue paper to clean it. When the part that was exposed was clean, I continued to rotate the drum to clean every part of it.
Finally, I put the toner back and inserted it back to the printer. It is now working just fine again.

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Yes, you should replace the drum unit if you have not done so. You may have a broken corona wire or drum. However, keep in mind that you will need to reset your machine after changing the drum unit. If after replacing, you still get the same error, you may have a problem with your machine properly sensing your drum unit.

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  • wtart Jan 03, 2009

    Also, before replacing the drum, ensure that you have returned the sliding blue tab on the corona wire to it's original position, as this will cause an error if not properly positioned.

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Drum Error - The corona wire on the drum unit needs to be cleaned.
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