Samsung VR330 will no longer record

[qanda]This thread is about the Samsung VR355 Combo DVD/VCR Recorder. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I haven’t tried to record from TV to DVD in a while and now it won’t record. When disc (DVR-R 16x) is inserted. after a few seconds it is ejected saying “this disc cannot be played. Please check the disc”. This is a NEW Blank disc (Maxwell) . I have recorded on this same type disc in the past. It will play commercial and previously recorded disc. I have spoken (on phone and on line) to no avail. HELP

Addendum: I contacted SAMSUNG by pone and “live chat” with no luck after much time. I tried to use the VCR recorder and that works so I assume the conections are correct. I have never “cleaned” the “DVD Lens” but thought since it was able to play DVD’s that would not be a problem. Might there be other parts that evaluate the new blank discs that would benefit by cleaning?