Question about Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

My brother mfc 420 cn says unable to clean see troubleshooting guide that i know longer have

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Brother Master
  • 379 Answers

If you look at the Brother website you will find a trouble shooting guide for your machine.

In the guide, for the error you quote Brothers guidance is to check for a stuck piece paper, however it also states that if the printhead is hard over to one side (righthand side if memory serves me correct), then to contact Brother. If you do so, Brother will tell you it needs to be serviced by a Brother agent, which will likely cost you more than a new one !

If it isnt a stuck piece of paper, the problem is due to the fact that Brother machines excessively self-clean. Each time they self-clean a small amount of ink is dumped in to a holding tank/sponge. When a predefined number of self-clean operations have been performed, the machine refuses to print and gives the error message you have stated. Brother state that the tank/sponge must be replaced before the counter is reset, again by a Brother agent.

However, there is a way of reseting the self-clean counter yourself - if you Google your model number and the error code somewhere in the results you'll find how to do it. The only risk of doing this without changing the tank/sponge is that it will eventually overflow and leak out the bottom, but I did my Brother all in one some time ago and have had no problems yet.

Posted on Oct 05, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Unable to CHANGE 51


Cannot turn printer off and can't find a solution to this. I have seen unable to CLEAN before, but never unable to CHANGE. What is this and how can I fix it? Model MFC-420 CN.

May 02, 2010 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

2 Answers

Error 41


http://office.manualsonline.com/ex/thread/view/idThread/149847

..cyndi..

Oct 28, 2008 | Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Brother printer MFC 420 CN


I wouldn't be surprised. Since you're going to need black ink eventually anyway, put in a new black cartridge and find out.

Sep 16, 2008 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

2 Answers

Error message on my mfc 420 mc


this has been written many times here in the forum.

plz search forum "unable to print"

Jun 22, 2008 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

MFC 420-CN Printer


At the brother site. Click Product Support Then Your language, which for me was US English. Then click MFC then scroll down about 2/3rds the page you will find the MFC 420 CN Click that, than click downloads. The drivers , utilities and firmware for the MFC are all there.

Mar 22, 2008 | Brother MultiFunction Center MFC-440CN...

10 Answers

Installation brother mfc 420 cn


You can try searching the web for the driver for that machine or call Brother directly at 1-800-284-4357 and order another cd

John

Dec 09, 2007 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

7 Answers

Unable to print, See troubleshooting and general maintenance in User's Guide, however, I do not have a User's Guide! What to do?


unable to print, See troubleshooting and general maintenance in User's Guide, however, I do not have a User's Guide! What to do?

Nov 14, 2007 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet Printer Logo

1,303 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Brother Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

CheckitRight
CheckitRight

Level 3 Expert

1362 Answers

James Cagle
James Cagle

Level 2 Expert

454 Answers

Samyfam
Samyfam

Level 3 Expert

379 Answers

Are you a Brother Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...