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I guess you run a brother printer.

plz search forum for your model type and for "unable to clean" error 46. You will find the solution which has written over and over again many times.

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My brother 5840CN. lit says unable to print. the manual says to take the jam out - there was no jam. Turn it off, then on. i did that. It still says unable to print, look at troubleshooting page


errr.....No, no it does not. The Manual says that "unable to clean" means one of two things.....
1. The MFC has a mechanical problem.-OR-2. A foreign obstacle, such as a clip or ripped paper, is in the MFC.
but regardless, I don't believe it *IS* a 'cleaning' problem per se.Try resetting the power purge counter.



Press menu > Mono Start > 4x Arrow up after another. All lights will flash.
1. Power clean - Press 7>6>4 >Mono? Start.
2. Power Purge: 7>6 >3 >Mono Start.
Press 9>9 to exit maintenance mode. Run a print quality test print.
http://www.brotherprinterrepair.com/cleaning-a-brother-mfc-420cn-printer-head/


Tallon41

Sep 16, 2012 | Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Whenever I try to print something it says "unable to print 36". Ive restarted the printer and tryed to print something and for a couple of minutes it says cleaning then a few minutes later it...


Remove the printer cartridge and check for any jams. If you don't see any large pieces of paper jammed in the printer, they may be smaller pieces so take care to notice anything small that shouldn't be there.

Place the cartridge back into the printer.

You may also want to unplug the power, wait a moment and plug it back in to clear the error and see if the issue corrects itself.

Mar 02, 2011 | Brother MFC 490cw Color Inkjet...

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I'm getting an error saying Unable to print 30


  1. Clean all feed wheels and guides with methylated spirits.
  2. Look for any switch or guide that may be bent or out of place. This could have been damaged when a jam was removed.
  3. Look for any small piece of paper or staple that may have lodged in the paper path somewhere.
  4. Ensure the paper is dry. Not stored in a cupboard in the kitchen or the printer is not setup infront of an air vent.

Nov 17, 2009 | Brother MFC-665CW All-In-One InkJet...

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Display says: unable to clean refer to Maintenance Chapter of users guide (which I cannont locate) Printer is not printing,faxing, nor copying because of this.



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Here is at least a start to your solution... the Brother site for your printer is here:

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/doc/manual_index.html?reg=us&type2=-1&prod=mfc420cn_us&c=us&lang=en&flang=all

Which has the download for the actual manual (in PDF) here (you can right-click and "Save Target As" to save to your computer, or open it directly):

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/files/dlf/doc000219/MFC-210C_UsaEngUsr_B.pdf

Section 11-4 (page 123 of 200) refers to multiple error messages that will halt printing (including "unable to clean"). There are also a few pages following (to section 11-8, page 127 of 200) that give detailed illustrations of how to remove jammed items etc. from the unit.

In the end, the "cause" according to the manual is:

The MFC has a mechanical
problem.
OR
A foreign obstacle, such as a clip
or ripped paper, is in the MFC

... if there is paper jammed, you have a shot at fixing it yourself!

I hope this helps!

-- RT

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Sep 19, 2009 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Unable to clean problem


turn the rpitner of then check there is not any paper jam.
also refix crtridge after clean it.

Jan 03, 2009 | Brother DCP 115C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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When trying to print it says: unable to clean


refix your ink cartridge then try.also check there is not any paper jam.

Dec 25, 2008 | Brother MFC-3240C All-In-One InkJet...

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Printer ERROR "Unable to Print 50! Unable to Print 30!" ???


WONT PRINT UNABLE TO PRINT , PAPER JAM
CLEANED PAPER JAM, CANT SEEM TO FIND ANY THING MORE TO DO TO IT

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