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Unable to Clean 4F

My Brother MFC-665CW says "unable to clean 4F" how do I fix this?

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Hi there
With some Brother printers you can try this.

Access the internal maintenance mode by pressing the Menu/Set button, then press * 2 8 6 4 within 2 seconds. This should put you in the maintenance mode menu. Enter 80, and then scroll down with the arrow down (round) key. You'll find an entry listed as purge count. If number is over 6000, enter 2 7 8 3.

This will reset the purge count value. Then the printer will restart, hopefully without the annoying cannot clean message.


Some times this happens because of using cheap compatible ink cartridges if this is the case change the ink cartridges.

Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on Mar 02, 2010

  • jhatzakis Jun 26, 2011

    Hi I have gone through to the purge recount; although the number was less than 6000 and now the purge number is 00000.
    The printer has not restarted it self, what should I do now?
    Thankyou.

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