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How to Fix Brother Printer error 46 unable to clean?

Error 46 is one of the most general errors that affect almost every Brother Printer MFC-990cw. To to Fix Brother Printer error 46 unable to clean, you might need to replace the Ink Absorber pad.

This Error 46: Unable to print error in general appears when the ink absorber pad of the printer is full.  The ink absorber pad generally stores the waste ink. And continue printing when it is full might cause ink overflow. To resolve this error, you need to simply replace the ink absorber pad as early possible. Sometimes the error might appear even after the ink absorber is not full.

Beneficial Solutions to Troubleshoot Brother Printer error 46 unable to clean

Ink absorber is a vital part of printer. But the error is not as fatal as you think. Here we have disclosed a simpler way to resolve the error. Follow the procedures and get you printer up and running again. Connect with Brother Printer Support Services to explore more about this error.

  • Turn on your Printer MFC-990cw and look for the error message. As you find it, close the message and proceed to the next step.
  • Press and hold Copy and Scan button together. And thus click on the Menu on the touch screen.
  • Press the Mono Button and then the Scan key for 4 times. As you do so, you will receive a message displaying “Maintenance”.
  • Now enter 80 and press Scan and Copy button simultaneously for navigation.
  • Now use Up and Down key for navigating “PURGE XXXX”.
  • Now type 2783 to reset purge counters.
  • Finally press Exit to return back to the normal screen.
  • Press 99 to exit Maintenance mode.
  • Your printer will start to perform normally.


By applying the steps, you can easily resolve the printer issue and get back to your daily work. If that does not resolve the error, the last thing you need to do is to replace the ink absorber.

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