Photoshop: Mixer brush becomes dirty (when used to stroke path)

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Current, updated version of photoshop. One of many bugs I've found relating to using the mixer brush as part of an action:

After stroking a workpath with the mixer brush there will be 'paint' left in the load tray, ignoring the 'clean brush after each stroke' option which is selected.

Changing brush settings etc can yield different amounts of paint in the tray but will never be completely clean after stroke.
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i use the mixer brush all the time and have no issues with any residue left over... maybe it's due to the action?
or the issue could also be your mixer settings, in general. without screenshots, there's no way for us to know what might be causing the problem.
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Yes this problem is specific to using the mixer brush to stroke a work path as part of an action, when using the mixer brush (same settings) outside of the action I do not get this problem.

There are numerous settings which can increase/decrease the amount of residue left over but none which fully remove the issue (for example Shape Dynamics seem to affect the issue most noticably.) I will create some screenshots to illustrate the issue, thank you for your reply.
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Just in case anybody else has this issue, I have exhausted all variations of the mixer brush settings and the following brush will remain clean after stroking paths (in an action)

Brush projection: ON
All controls under Shape Dynamics: set to Pen Pressure
All Jitter controls etc under Shape Dynamics: set to 0%