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SOURCE: Brother Mfc 420cn says machine error AF

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Here is the Brother solution page, you may find answer here:
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SOURCE: I have a brother mfc-420cn. I am getting a unable to clean messa

Do you mean "unable to clean"?If it this follow this instruction.
Unplug the printer from power cord.Press and hold the "menu" button, then plug the device.You'll see on the LCD screen a "machine error" code.If this code is 40,41 or 4F the print head is defective.If the error is 50 or 51 there is error in Purge unit and printer require service.If the error is 46 the waste ink tank is full.Follow this:Enter 80, then scroll down with the arrow down (round) key. You'll find an entry listed as purge count. If numberis over 6000, enter 2 7 8 3.This will reset the purge count value. Then restart the printer, hopefully without the annoying cannot clean message.

Posted on Nov 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-420cn Message appears,

Hi you can try this is for your error and please call back and let us know if it worked for you so others can do the same.Solution:

  • 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.
All the Best: Pineworks


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I have a brother mfc-420cn. I am getting a unable to clean messa


Do you mean "unable to clean"?If it this follow this instruction.
Unplug the printer from power cord.Press and hold the "menu" button, then plug the device.You'll see on the LCD screen a "machine error" code.If this code is 40,41 or 4F the print head is defective.If the error is 50 or 51 there is error in Purge unit and printer require service.If the error is 46 the waste ink tank is full.Follow this:Enter 80, then scroll down with the arrow down (round) key. You'll find an entry listed as purge count. If numberis over 6000, enter 2 7 8 3.This will reset the purge count value. Then restart the printer, hopefully without the annoying cannot clean message.

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This is the Head Error 41

Error 41 means there is a major problem with the printhead, usually
requires a print head replacement.

My advice is to take it to a
Brother service centre while if it is under warranty.

If it's out of warranty they are usually a throw away job, the heads cost as much as the printer.

Sorry I know what it feels like, just have a go and see what you can do, clean the heads and so on.

All the Best and good luck: Pineworks

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Printer que " unable to clean see troubleshooting in manual"


Unable to clean usually means the waste ink tank is full, the only repair is to replace the tank, aprox. $10.00 and reset the counter to clear the error. If you clear the error without a new tank you risk ink overflow inside the machine and on your table...

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Unable to clean comes up as well when the ink absorber is full. It won't let you print or
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this has been written many times here in the forum.

plz search forum "unable to print"

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search forum for "unable to clean" or "error 46". It has been written many times.

BTW: you need a new waistink absorber box..

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5A means that the purge cam stopps abnormally when it is in use. This could be of a broken cam shaft. You have to replace the whole purge unit. This is a service job to do!

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