Cleaning a Brother Print Head

The procedure to clean a Brother Print Head is much the same accross the entire range of Brother Printers. Although the process is quite simple many people are still not completely sure of how its done.

Basically the entire proccess can be done from the printers menu pad. To clean the Print Head on your Brother printer simply follow the procedure below

  1. Press Image or (Ink indicator).

  2. Press Cleaning.

  3. Select BLACK, COLOR or ALL depending on what you want to clean.


If you have tried the cleaning process 2 to 3 times and the print quality still hasnt improved then you may have to look at replacing the ink cartridge or using a print head cleaning kit.

Usually if the printer has been used regularly and you havent run the inks untill they are bone dry the problem shouldn't occur.

For severe clogging of the printhead you will have to manually clean them with a professional cleaning fluid. The video below gives a very comprehensive overview of the entire process.