How to fix error code 51 on Brother printers

Here are some solutions to fix the error code 51 on Brother printers. Generaly, it's a problem of the purge unit.

Solution 1:
  • The encoder strip may be dirty.
  • Clean it with a soft chloth.

Solution 2:
  • Verify that the ink aborber felt is in good place. If necessary lightly press it.

Solution 3: a part is defective
  • Maintenance Unit
  • Engine Motor
  • Internal power
  • Mainboard

1 comment: said...

I have a Brother printer like this one and I never encounter this problem, but if I do I know now how to fix it. Thanks for the intel.