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Small brush I have a small brush that came loose with a check that I printed this morning. Where does it belong? Can I put it back in place? It still has a sticky back to it. Judy

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  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    I have the same problem...

  • nadinedunn53 Aug 16, 2008

    me too!! anyone have any ideas??

  • lizbit4 Oct 08, 2008

    Same problem here. Printed an envelope and the brush came out. It definitely must serve some sort of cleaning purpose. Cleans ink off of some electric eye maybe? I looked underneath my black ink cartridge today and can see a TON of excess ink...hmmm

  • anelson Jan 01, 2009

    I have the same problem, printed something on regular paper, paper jammed and when I opened the printer to clear the jam, the brush was stuck to the wadded up paper. Hopefully printer will work without it for a long time as we've only had this printer about 6 months and only replaced the black ink once.

  • zobb Jan 05, 2009

    found loose self adhesive small brush running in printer; does anyone know where this came loose from?


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Same problem, no solution. Sorry. Brush with sticky backside came out with paper after running a copy of a document (more grinding and noise than usual). POS HP. I used an Epson color inkjet for 12 years with no problems other than eventual aging and jet clogging/print degradation. Bought the HP, thinking what the heck... good for everyone else. Right? Wrong. Have had it about six months, VERY LIGHT printing, and it loses some random brush when I decide to put it into copy mode? Brush is like a miniature straight broom, adhesive on the back. Black or grey on the ends due to whatever its job has been. Now I fully expect my prints to be a mess in about three months or so, thereby making the printer worthless... a paperweight at best, as the brush is no longer there to do whatever it was supposed to do. If it goes to HIAB then HP customer satisfaction and Better Business Bureau will hear from me.

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