Why does my Brother printer keep telling me to replace the drum?

Why does my Brother printer keep telling me to replace the drum?

The Brother machine will display a ‘Replace Drum’ or ‘Drum Stop’ message when the machine has printed approximately 15,000 pages. The drums should be replaced as a set in order to maintain print quality. Unlike the toner cartridges, the drum change is not automatically detected by the machine when they are replaced.

How do you change a drum unit?

How to replace or install the drum unit

  1. Make sure the machine is turned on and open the front cover.
  2. Remove the toner and drum assembly from the machine.
  3. Push down the green lock lever and take the toner out of the drum.
  4. Unpack the new drum unit.
  5. Insert the toner in the drum.

When should a drum unit be replaced?

As a general rule, you should always replace your drum unit after using three to four toner cartridges just to be safe. Page yields are also calculated, with only 5% of the page being filled as an entire page. Depending on your usage, you may need to change your drum unit faster than before.

How do I reset my printer after replacing drums?

DO NOT reset the drum counter unless you are replacing the drum unit.

  1. Close the front cover.
  2. Make sure the machine is turned on.
  3. Press. (Settings).
  4. Press All Settings.
  5. Choose Machine Info. or Machine Information => Parts Life.
  6. Press and hold Drum or Drum Life until the machine’s display message changes.
  7. Press Yes.
  8. Press.

Is a drum unit the same as toner?

In short, the toner cartridge is a container that contains the toner powder, whereas the drum unit is an electrically charged cylinder that transfers the powder onto paper.

How long does a Brother drum unit last?

On average, a Brother drum will last as long as 3-4 Brother toner cartridges, so eventually over time you’ll have to replace the drum to make sure you get high quality prints consistently. If you see blank spaces, missing areas and streaking it probably means the Brother drum needs to be replaced.

How long should a drum last in Brother printer?

There are many factors that determine the actual drum life, such as the temperature, humidity, type of paper, type of toner used, number of pages per print job and so on. Under ideal conditions, the average drum life is estimated at approximately 12,000 pages.

How do I know if my printer drum needs to be replaced?

The drum unit may need replacing if you notice the printer producing blurry, low-quality images. Black or colored toner spots on printouts also indicates a failing drum unit. In some cases, horizontal lines may develop across the printout every time the paper passes the failing part of the drum.

Is a printer drum the same as toner?

What are the signs that a printer drum needs to be replaced?

How do you replace a drum unit on a drum machine?

Slide the toner cartridge and drum unit assemblies into the machine. Make sure that you match the toner cartridge color to the same color label on the machine. Close the machine’s top cover. Reset the drum counter by following the next section.

How do you reset a brother drum unit?

Reset the drum counter. With the front cover open, press and hold down Go button for about 4 seconds until al the LEDs light up. Once all 4 LEDs are lit, release the Go button. The Drum LED continues to blink even after replacing the drum unit if you do not reset the drum counter.

What does replace Drum on Brother printer mean?

What does replace drum mean? A drum unit is a maintenance item for your Brother printer (or other manufacturer Laser printer) that will sometimes need to be replaced but not as often as a toner cartridge.

Can a drum unit be damaged in sunlight?

If an unpacked drum unit is placed in direct sunlight (or artificial light for long periods of time), the unit may be damaged. There are many factors that determine the actual drum life, such as the temperature, humidity, type of paper, type of toner used and so on.