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Does the smear happen when copying or printing or both?
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Ahh ok, the "CLEANING FAILED" error can be caused by two things:
Cause 1: A paper jam occurred in the machine while the fixing unit is being cleaned.
Action: Clear the jammed paper, and then load paper again. Check for any stuck pieces of paper, staples, paperclips, etc.
Cause 2: The toner ran out completely while the fixing unit was being cleaned.
Action: Replace the toner cartridge with a new one.