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How do you do a self drum cleaner cycle? How do you print a test print? Thanks!

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To print a test page, from ready press the go button. There isn't a cleaning page or drum cleaning cycle on Brother printers.

Brothers are notorious for having bad toner and drum issues. They are very finicky about paper quality. What happens is when a lower quality paper is used the higher paper dust and talc gets caught up in the charging brushes of the drum. Brother has no waste sections in their cartridges or drums so the built up junk stays right in the charging brushes and causes the drums to fail. On the toner cartridge side it re-uses it's waste toner adding it back (with the paper dust and talc) into the fresh toner supply area. Eventually the cartridge contaminates itself to the point of causing imaging problems.

Best recommendation after over 13 years fixing printers to you is to use GOOD paper at all times with Brother printers. Brands tend to fluctuate wildly in quality but the most stable brand to look for is a HP (Hewlett Packard) brand paper. They tend to keep the tightest control over paper with their name on it than others I've seen. HP "Office" paper is relatively inexpensive and will save you much more in the long run than buying cheap paper. STAY AWAY FROM STORE BRAND PAPERS OR XEROX 4200.

Hope that helps you.

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Click on the <Go> button 5 times fast for a test page. If it is not picking up paper, clean the rubber with Alcohol

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