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I have a SAMSUNG CLX-3160 FN colour multifunction machine and we have checked all cartridges are in order but the printing is not clear in the middle of the page any idea as to what the problem could be and a possible solution would be great .

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The unit that the toners sit into does come out. Just grab the green handle above the toners and pull out the process unit. Check to see if the green, shiny drum is clean. But, do not touch it with your fingers. Try to blow out the interior of the machine with compressed air. If this doesn't help, you'll need a tech to clean the right components.

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I have a extended service plan to cover cost. Dissapointed that Samsung would not support questions without a charge. Good info on buying future product with your brand.

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