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UNABLE TO CLEAN

PUT IN NEW INK AND WAS CLEANNING THEN SAID"UNABLE TO CLEAN TO GO TO TROUBLESHOOT IN MAINTANECE CHAPTER BUT I DO NOT HAVE THE BOOK

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  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    As someone previously reported, I had changed a couple of ink cartridges, and tried to print, only to get the readout, "Unable to Clean, etc." Absolutely no previous problems-has always performed beautifully. I've tried everything the manual suggests, with no success. The LCD panel continues, "Unable to Clean..." Would greatly appreciate anyones thoughts as how to resolve. Thanks, Larry

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    All was working beautifully, when I changed two cartridges, after which I could not print, but continuiously got the readout "Unable to Clean,etc". I tried everything the manual mentioned, with no success...just a continuous LCD readout of, "Unable to Clean...". I can find no evidence of a jam of any sort. Help from anyone, please. Thanks, Larry

  • johnz88 Jan 19, 2009

    I met the problem in Brother Printer MFC 210c as the panel indicated "Unable to clean". I used the chapter of Routine maintenance in User's Guide and only found "Cleaning the scanner", nothing related to ink parts. I followed the instruction and cleaned the Printer Platen, but did not find White Bar as the figure illustrates at 11-22 page. I checked the ink cartridges, three of which are brand new, and tried to clean the ink heads again. All I did failed me. I don't think I damaged any parts, but don't understand why the printer did not work because of the cleaning issue. I called the local repairing store and the charge would be $75. It is not worth repairing that way. Can someone help me restore the function of the printer instead of getting rid of the seemingly unclean printer? Thanks.

  • charisseprui Jan 22, 2009

    unable to clean see troubleshooting in user guide

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If you have had the printer for quite awhile, it is possible that the overflow container is sensing that the cleaning pads are saturated. This means get it into the shop. An alternative is to power down, shut it off, unplug power, let it rest for a minute. Restart and try a test print and then clean.

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