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Dash drum it keep saying dash drum. Please tell what that mean. I turn it off and on and full the drum. When I put it back it keep saying "dash drum".

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Re: dash drum

Sound like machine is set to wrong lingo but it will be telling you to replace drum with new then reset counter,

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