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My MF machine can send faxes but not receive. it's set up for my home line & any caller gets the fax screech. if a fax is being sent, it's never transmitted to me.

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Call your local phone company, explain to them what's happening, and ask them to test the line.
That will eliminate the phone line.
Did it ever work?
Not knowing what kind of fax machine you have, I'll guess and say maybe the fax setup got corrupted,
the fax itself is bad, or if this is attached to a printer, the fax card may have to be replaced.

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I had the same problem using my Brother MFC 8460N fax on the same line as my regular telephone, which has an answering machine.

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5. Next, set ring numbers on both devices, the fax machine and the answering machine. I set both devices' ring numbers to 4. I don't know if these are the optimal settings, or what happens if you set them at different ring numbers. I only know that a "4 and 4" setting works for me, and am not inclined to mess with it.

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That's it. Hope this was helpful.

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