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Drum End Soon/Replace Drum message after replacing DR-321CL Drum Unit

Drum End Soon/Replace Drum message  after replacing DR-321CL Drum Unit

After you change the DR321CL drum unit in your Brother laser, an additional reset must be performed from the printer itself to prepare it for the new item. Once you have done this reset, an internal page counter will be put back to zero. This allows your Brother printer to estimate how much life it has in it more accurately. If you neglect to perform this reset your printer will continue to warn you of ‘Drum End Soon’, ‘Replace Drum‘ or even continue flashing the Drum LED at you. Thankfully, the reset procedure is very quick and easy to follow.


Please Note: If your printer has been using the drum before the reset was entered this will throw out the accuracy of the drum by the equivalent amount of pages. As such you may find the quality of your prints may deteriorate prematurely.

What printers does this reset work for?

The drum reset for the DR-321CL mentioned below, can be used on many different Brother colour laser printers including the DCP-L8400CDN, DCP-L8450CDW, HL-L8250CDN, HL-L8350CDW, HL-L9200CDWT, HL-L9300CDWT, MFC-L8650CDW, MFC-L8850CDW and MFC-L9550CDWT.

How do I reset the DR-321CL drum unit for these printers?

  1. Press “Cancel” whilst the printer is displaying whatever message you are getting.
  2. Press the “Tools” icon.
  3. Press the “Settings” icon.
  4. Press the “All Settings” icon.
  5. Press “Up” and “Down” until “Machine Info” appears. Press “Machine info”.
  6. Press “Up” and “Down” until “Reset Menu” appears. Press “Reset Menu”.
  7. Press “Up” and “Down” until “Drum” appears. Press “Drum”.
  8. Read the message and press “Yes”.
  9. Press “Start”.

Any messages you have been getting will now have ceased, allowing you to print for the 25,000 page estimated life of the drum. If the message remains please run through this process again ensuring both prompts are given after reinstalling the drum unit.

If you have ant further questions or have anything to add, please get in touch via any of our social media platforms.

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