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Changed all 4 cartridges, yellow, red, grey not printing. Only blue & black print

When printing, no red is coming out. Prints brown??? Help email to : riversonjr@comcast.net i have a brother MFC-5440CN and it is no longer printeing any other colour then black and blue. Even the blue prints out in a light shade. I have replaced the cartridges but this has not made any difference. please help!

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Sounds like most of the color lines (the "cables" between print head and cartridges) either have clogged ink in them, or air bubbles. Try the cleaning process found by pressing Ink Management and then Menu/Set twice. After the test print sheet is printed, answer the question(s) in the display and print up to five test prints by answering the questions. 
It should solve the problem, but if it doesn't, you should perform a heavier duty purge found in the service mode.

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