How long does a drum for a Brother printer last?

Under ideal conditions, the average drum life is estimated at approximately 15,000 pages. The actual number of pages that your drum will print may be significantly less than this estimate.

Why does my Brother printer say drum?

Drum Error typically appears when the corona wire on the drum unit needs to be cleaned or when the drum unit needs to be replaced. If you replaced the drum and the message appeared or continued to appear immediately after installing the replacement drum, click here. 1. Clean the corona wire inside the drum unit.

How do you fix a Brother printer drum?

Reset the drum counter

  1. Make sure the machine is turned on.
  2. Open the front cover.
  3. Press and hold OK for about two seconds to display Drum Unit, and then press OK.
  4. Press the Up arrow key to reset the drum counter.
  5. Close the front cover of the machine.

What happens if you don’t replace printer drum?

Without a drum unit, the toner powder in the cartridge cannot be transferred onto the page. The two parts work together to create a print! You can’t have one without the other and expect the printer to work properly.

Do I need to replace the drum on my Brother printer?

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.

Can you reuse a Brother drum?

Some printer drum units that use the Brother TN450 toner can use up to five cartridges maximum before needing to be replaced. Others, such as the Brother TN760, need to replace their drum unit after three to four cartridges, depending on usage.

Should I replace Brother drum unit?

The Brother drum unit is a separate consumable that typically should be replaced after the use of 3 or 4 toner cartridges. If you own a Brother laser printer and you are getting a Drum message on your machine’s display, it might be time to get a new drum.

Do new printers need drums?

It may come as a surprise for some, but drum units need to be replaced every so often to keep up the quality of the printing. Drums are the shell that toner cartridges are placed in and allow for the toner to adhere to the paper.