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Display says unable to clean 46

Switched on then printer automatically started cleaning process, then stopped with warning, unable to clean 46 on display screen.

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SOURCE: clean unable 46 : what does it mean ?

...because you have run the cleaning cycles too much, the waist inktank is fed up! needs replacing. contact brother hotline or try to get one from a service partner which can be found on the brother homepage of your country.

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SOURCE: Brother DCP 330C 'unable to clean 46' printer will not print

responded to this on a error 46 post by joachim.

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Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: clean unable 46 : what does it mean ?

IT means you  need to reset the purge counter in order to that .
For MFC - 240c
1.Enter mainatanace mode by pressing menu button at time of switch on. and leve the menu button when fax/scan/copy/photocapture button start blinking
2.press *, 8 & 0 and drag the this submenu by pressing mono button to get "purge" eg (purge:9624)
3.Press the 2, 7, 8, and 3 keys in this order to reset the purge count to zero.
4.Press the Stop/Exit . OFF the printer .and turn it on.

Posted on May 02, 2009

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SOURCE: printer unable to clean therefore will not print "clean unable 46

"unable to clean".
absorber full or mechanical problem.
first try to reset absorber counters.

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Dcp-150C, clean unable 46

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CLEAN UNABLE 46


- pull out the AC plug
- put back the AC plug while holding down the "menu" button and keep holding it (15 sec)
- now you are entering the MAINTENANCE mode and "error 46" pops up in the display
- select 8 by using the arrow buttons ,push OK and select 0 and push OK
- 00:00 00:01 OK (the display is showing this message)
- now push the MONO button 25 times until you see PURGE: xxxxx
- Select 2, push ok, select 7,push ok,select 8,push ok, select 3,push ok
- the purge counter indicates now: purge: 00000
- switch off the printer ,switch it on
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DCP-110c is showing machine error 46. I have followed instructions as per cene765 solution #1 withput success. I get as far as 'maintenance 80 display. Pressed 'mono start' many times but still displays...


Many thanks - I fixed the error 46 by following the helful solution provided below.

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Hello!

Here is the "Unable to Clean" (code 46) solution:

The machine counts all purge (cleaning) operations in order to prevent the internal ink absorber box from overflowing with purged ink. An “initial purge”, for example, advances the purge counter by 187 + 420 = 607. When the purge counter approaches 6400, an internal "Machine Error 46" is generated. Further purge operations are prohibited, and therefore the printer becomes unuseable.

When an internal Machine Error 46 is generated, the user will see an “Unable to Clean” external message and will be unable to use the printer. The “Unable to Clean” external message can relate to many different internal error codes however.

The user can establish the internal Machine Error Code as follows: pull the mains cable out of the machine (power off), hold down the Menu/Set key, re-insert the mains cable into the machine (power on). The internal Machine Error Code will be displayed.

If there is a Machine Error 46, it is necessary to dismantle the printer, replace the ink absorber box (or possibly break the ink absorber box open and clean its absorbent sponges under a tap), re-assemble the printer and reset the purge counter to zero.

Solution no. 1. (DCP-110C):

The proper reset code sequence to reset DCP printers without numeric keypad should be as follows:

1. press buttons Set, Menu, Mono Start one by one, followed by up arrow key four times.this should all be done as short a time as possible, around 3 seconds.

2. enter maintenance mode 80 by pressing the up/down arrow key and set key to select numbers 8 and 0

3. press up arrow key several times to get to the Purge item

4. enter 2, 7, 8 and 3 using arrow/set keys to reset the counter

5. press Stop/Exit key to go to root of maintenance mode

6. enter 9,9 to exit maintenance mode

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How to fix clean unable 46, pls tell me how


This is for the mfc5440 but should work I would really need the cleaning absorber pad replaced but takes a bit of getting to. - Machine off - Switch on the machine while holding down the ?menu?button until all the leds are flashing on/off. Now you are in ?maintenance? mode. - press 80 - press the ?mono start? button several times until you see ?purge: xxxx? - press ?2783? in order to reset the purge counter. You will see: ?purge:0000? - press the "stop" button. - press ?99? to exit the maintenance mode.

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if your display shows: unable to clean search error 46 or the unable to clean here in forum.

It s explained a thousands of times ;-)

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- pull out the AC plug
- put back the AC plug while holding down the "menu" button and keep holding it (15 sec)
- now you are entering the MAINTENANCE mode and "error 46" pops up in the display
- select 8 by using the arrow buttons ,push OK and select 0 and push OK
- 00:00 00:01 OK (the display is showing this message)
- now push the MONO button 25 times until you see PURGE: xxxxx
- Select 2, push ok, select 7,push ok,select 8,push ok, select 3,push ok
- the purge counter indicates now: purge: 00000
- switch off the printer ,switch it on
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Waistinktank is full. You have to replace the tank by a new one and to reset the maintenance menue. Search google for error 46. Warning! Do not only reset the maintenance menue without changing the tank! Ink will flow into the printer!

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