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Slobodancovek
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Transfer roller cleaning on HP LaserJet 1100

It is a spongy roller, the second one from the right on the picture below:

 

http://www.precisionroller.com/hotlink.php?uri=img/J4044.jpg

 

How and with what substance (detergent, alcohol,..) can i clean it?

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Scouty12
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Re: Transfer roller cleaning on HP LaserJet 1100

I have vacuumed transfer rollers or use a dry cloth to wipe them off.  Do not use any chemicals and do not touch the actual roller with bare hands.  Here is the service manual if you need it for more information. 

 

http://www.lbrty.com/tech/Manuals_HP/1100sm.pdf

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DavidZuts
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Re: Transfer roller cleaning on HP LaserJet 1100

The question that begs to be answered is why do you want to clean it? Most times it never needs cleaning. If you are having image issue most of the time the issue is the toner cartridge drum or the fuser but rarely the transfer roller.
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Slobodancovek
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Re: Transfer roller cleaning on HP LaserJet 1100

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Thanks. I have tried to clean it with a dry cloth, but it seams that no matter how much i wipe it it stays dirty.
I will try to vacuum clean it, but i am afraid that i will demage it.

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Slobodancovek
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I want to clean it because paper that I print is dirty on its whole surface.

The toner cartridge drum is "like new", i had the toner professionally refurbished.

 

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DavidZuts
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Re: Transfer roller cleaning on HP LaserJet 1100

Your issue is still probably the toner cartridge. That roller only touches the back of the paper so if you are getting background toner on the front side of the page it is coming from the toner cartridge and the transfer roller has nothing to do with it. Whoever refurbished the cartridge did a bad job. Probably a drill and fill outfit as there is a waste bin on the toner that needs to be emptied and also the wiper blade needs to be replaced when the toner is refurbished.
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Slobodancovek
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Re: Transfer roller cleaning on HP LaserJet 1100

Well I have a warranty on the toner (refurbished one), so if the toner is an issue i will ask them to fix it.

 

But, still, if I print on the both sides of the paper, which i often do, i will still nead to clean the transfer roller.

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DavidZuts
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No you do not. You have to know how the printer works. The toner that is on the transfer roller does not adhere to the paper since there is nothing to attract it so do not worry if toner is there. All laser printers that have the soft transfer rollers will have toner on them. It does not effect anything.
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Slobodancovek
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OK, thanks.

 

 

And just another question. If I "print" a blank page, and the paper comes out dirty, does it still mean it is a toner problem?

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Kevin_Adams
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Message 10 of 12 (2,497 Views)

Re: Transfer roller cleaning on HP LaserJet 1100

I love the phrase "Professionally refurbished" - it keeps me in a job.

Cartridges are not designed to be re-filled - they are normally returned and melted down towards new units.

 

Every day my team deal with calls from customers with print issues and as David says if you understand the print process the transfer roller should not need cleaning.

The EP process negatively biases the roller on most printers (not all) to clean it during warm up cycles so the roller is generally self cleaning.

The quality of your toner cartridge is paramount, you have to understand the toner itself is part of the print process, the micron size and composition are copyrite between manufacturers, your professionally refilled toner cannot have toner identical to what's required - they tend to use one source and fill them with micro fine or similar, offering "superior" characteristics.

With the doctor blade being factory set in the cartridge your non hp toner can pour though this and soil the printer.

 

Much like if your car needs synthetic oil and you simply use mineral oil, somethings gotta give and generally it's your engine life.

 

With printers it's qualify and longevity, we have a policy that if a customer is running a HP or manufacturer original cartridge that leaks we will clean it free of charge, in almost 30 years i've done 2 and i've spent many of these years exclusively as a printer specialist.

I've been with my current company almost 7 years and we've had one cartridge rupture and the cleaning only took a few minutes.

With Non HP we will charge for our visit and cleaning, I am not aware of any refill company that has returned this cost back to the customer.

 

If you get print issues with non original consumables consider eliminating these first - otherwise you will simply throw parts (and money) at an issue that was not really there.

If it ain't simple it ain't worth doing.
(Don't forget Kudos if people have helped)
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Slobodancovek
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Re: Transfer roller cleaning on HP LaserJet 1100

Well, english is not my first language, so I thought that that is the expression that you use.

 

In Serbia, it is 3 times more cheaper to refill the toner than to buy a new one.

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Slobodancovek
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I have replaced the toner with the another one today, and it prints very well.

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