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Clean printer says it's unable to clean and I don't have manual to assist with the troubleshooting. Help!!! I have a class project to complete.

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This usually means there is a problem with the purge unit. Unfortunately it will likely have to be replaced. It's not really worth it, we charge $45 plus parts, which in this case would be about another $20-$30.

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I have a brother's MCF-255MC printer and i keep getting the message unable to clean 50 I followed the steps in the manual and it still didnt work could you please help me?


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My brother 5840CN. lit says unable to print. the manual says to take the jam out - there was no jam. Turn it off, then on. i did that. It still says unable to print, look at troubleshooting page


errr.....No, no it does not. The Manual says that "unable to clean" means one of two things.....
1. The MFC has a mechanical problem.-OR-2. A foreign obstacle, such as a clip or ripped paper, is in the MFC.
but regardless, I don't believe it *IS* a 'cleaning' problem per se.Try resetting the power purge counter.



Press menu > Mono Start > 4x Arrow up after another. All lights will flash.
1. Power clean - Press 7>6>4 >Mono? Start.
2. Power Purge: 7>6 >3 >Mono Start.
Press 9>9 to exit maintenance mode. Run a print quality test print.
http://www.brotherprinterrepair.com/cleaning-a-brother-mfc-420cn-printer-head/


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After installing new black ink cartridge and 3 attempts to resolve print quality, the printer LCD read out stated, "Unable to Clean. See troubleshooting guide in owner's manual". I have had the...


Do a Google search of your printer's model number and type in owner's manual. There should be a pdf file that would contain your owner's manual.

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Take the printer to a qualified printer technician, and pay the technician about $50 to properly "clean" it.

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use this link it will help you it contains manuals, drivers, FAQs and troubleshooting for your Brother 115c printer..

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/as/au/en/model_top/colormfc/dcp115c_eu_as.html?reg=as&c=au&lang=en&prod=dcp115c_eu_as

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Unable to clean means that the waste-ink "sponge" is full. Unfortunately, that's not something us users can change, but the machine would require to be sent to service. So if your machine is not withing warranty, I'd doubt it'll be worth the service cost.

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When trying to use your Brother machine you get the message "Unable to _____". The blank may be the word Change, Print, Scan or Clean and these words may vary from model to model.
This message is a general message and will appear for different reasons. It often indicates a paper jam or a mechanical issue. Complete the following to determine the possible issue.
Check for foreign objects, such as a clip or ripped paper, inside the machine.
Open the scanner cover by pulling up on the lower right corner of the cover. Look inside the machine and remove any foreign objects. If you see jammed paper or another item inside this area, gently pull it out and then close the scanner cover securely.
Then with the power on, pull the plug from the wall for several minutes. The plug it in and power the unit up.
Here is the manual:
http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_MFC_210C_420CN_EN_286.PDF

Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
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