Feb 122012

Replace Fuser Message and Reset – Brother MFC 8460, 8860, 8870, DCP 8060, 8065

I see a lot of people looking for the instruction on  the replace fuser message and reset procedure for the Brother MFC 8460, 8860, 8870, DCP 8060, 8065. Unlike HP machines were you usually have to just pull a cover off and unclip the fuser. These machines take a little bit more time and effort to replace the parts. Hopefully, after reading through this article you will have a better understanding of why the fuser needs replaced at this time and how to go about replacing it and resetting the replace fuser message.

Fuser Asm MFC-8460 8860 8870 8060 8065 5240 5250 5280
$109.50 USD

The replace fuser message comes up when the machine has reached 100,000 copies or prints. The good thing is the machine doesn’t actually stop working but the message can get annoying like the change drum soon message when you go up to use the machine and your constantly confronted with the replace fuser message. Most people want the quick fix and just want to reset the replace fuser message. Unfortunately, that is not how to properly handle the message. Once the replace fuser message is displayed on the control panel the fusing assembly needs to be replaced. Every Brother machine I’ve serviced for this error the fusing unit was worn out or already having print quality issues as a result of the fusing unit rollers breaking down. So I strongly recommend not ignoring the message and ordering in a fuser unit for replacement.

Fuser Removal for the Brother MFC Replace Fuser Message and Reset – Brother MFC 8460, 8860, 8870, DCP 8060, 8065

Back Cover
1. Open Back Cover.
2. Remove the arm of the back cover from the pin.
3. Remove the back cover.

Outer  Chute Assembly
1. Hold the knobs on the rear chute assembly and pull down this to your side.
2. Remove the arms of the rear chute assembly from the pins.
3. Remove the rear chute assembly.

Brother Fuser LU0214001K for the MFC-8060, 8065, 8460, 8660, and 8860

1. On the left side is 1 screw on the top left corner. Remove the screw and remove the black plastic cover. Should just pull out and right.

Brother 8460, 8860 Fuser Lefte Cover Removal photo
2. Remove the two heater terminals from the left side of the fuser while holding the fuser

Brother 8460, 8860 Fuser AC connector removal photo
3. Pull the right fuser unit harness cover (black plastic piece keeping the thermistor cables secure on the right side of the machine) left while pressing the hook and pull out the fuser unit harness cover towards the back.

Brother 8460, 8860 fuser right cover removal photo
4. Disconnect the connectors of the Thermistor assembly M and Thermistor assembly S from the Relay rear PCB assembly, and remove the harnesses of these thermistors.

Brother 8460, 8860 thermistor sensor removal photo
5. Remove the 1 screw and then remove the Fuser Unit

Brother 8460, 8860 Fuser Removal photo

Reassemble Instructions
Assembling Note: To prevent the deformation of the pressure roller, the fusing unit spare part is shipped with its pressure roller at low nip pressure. Before installing the fusing unit, turn back the levers to the normal position.
1. Put the fuser unit on a flat, horizontal surface. Pull up each of the black tabs on the right side and left side.
2. Make sure that the black lever is in the position.

Reset Procedure for the replace fuser message in the   Brother MFC 8460, 8860, 8870, DCP 8060, 8065

Here is the part that everybody wants to know. Like I said above in this article, the replace fuser message is displayed when the page count has reached 100,000 prints. Most people figuire out a way to clear the replace fuser message to be confronted with two more messages. Replace Laser Unit and Replace PF Kit. Again, Brother recommends replacing the laser unit and the cassette feed tires after 100,000 copies. I agree with the PF kit but disagree with the laser unit. Laser units tend to last well past 100,00 prints. Usually when the laser unit starts to wear it will get noisy. Kind a sounds like a motor or a fan going out or the machine will get louder when the machine starts to print. Anyway to reset the replace fuser message you will need to enter Maintenance Mode.

To enter maintenance mode press (Menu, *, 2, 8, 6, 4) and the Display will ready Maintenance. This usually takes a few times to get it right. The buttons have to be pressed in a certain amount of time for it to work. I typically tell customers to get a beat in their head and say the numbers over and over agian then enter them. The main thing I can say is as you press the buttons don’t pay attention to the screen. All the time people tell me a press the menu and the * key and the display says this and that. BLAH BLAH. I don’t care what the display says and neither should you. Just press the buttons and if you did it right it will read Maintenance. If not then get it back to a ready state and try again. Once in Maintenance Mode press 8,8. This takes you to the life reset and the display reads Part Replacement. Scroll to the part you want to replace and press OK or Start. Once done you can press 7,7 to print off a config report to show you more information about your machine. Once done press 9,9 to exit Maintenance Mode and reset the machine. Here again the main thing is to just enter those two simulations and nothing else. Certain parts in the maintenance mode can cause major problems if you mess around with the information so just get in their reset the counters and get out.

Conclusion about the Replace Fuser Message  in the  Brother MFC 8460, 8860, 8870, DCP 8060

I put the fuser replacement procedure in this article for two reasons. One to show you how to do it and the other to make it easier for techs and end users to make the right decision and replace the fusing assembly when the replace fuser message is displayed. Hopefully the instructions above and my advice has helped you work through the replace fuser message on the   Brother MFC 8460, 8860, 8870, DCP 8060, 8065  multifunction machines and has allowed you to reset the replace fuser message and get your machine working properly again.
Brother Fuser LU0214001K for the MFC-8060, 8065, 8460, 8660, and 8860

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How to replace Fuser Assembly of Brother DCP 8060 Digital Copier/Printer

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  12 Responses to “Replace Fuser Message and Reset – Brother MFC 8460, 8860, 8870, DCP8060”

  1. holy crap ,cant you just tell us the reset procedure without the sermon!!

  2. I do not agree.

  3. Dale, if you want the easiest way, just go buy a new machine. If you want to fix it right, he’s posted how.

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  5. Worked very well thanks! You do have to input the numbers quickly…but all reset now 🙂

  6. Hi Kevin,
    thanks a lot for your work!
    Is it possible to get this Pictures bigger?
    Sorry for my bad English!

  7. Click on the pictures to make them bigger Frank.

  8. Great Job works perfectly !

  9. I’m so glad I found your instructions, and thanks for including a link to buy the fuser.

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