So, I am being told to replace this kit after x pages. I don't see any problems with the print and don't really see why I should replace the kit right yet. What are the issues? Not a tightwad, just want to know the necessity.
There are two reasons why the machine might tell you to replace the kit. The first is based on page count and if that is your case then you need to replace it. Sometimes in a printer with low use it expires by the date but will continue to work and it still has lots of use left. So you need to confirm if yours is "life over" or "expired"
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When page count approaches 200,000 pages
printed, the device alerts to order a maintenance kit. The message can
be temporarily cleared by using the Clear Maintenance Message
item on the Resets
submenu under Administration. When the page count reaches 200,000, the
message can no longer be cleared and the maintenance kit must be
installed. To check the number of pages that the device has printed
since new maintenance-kit components were installed, print either a
configuration page or a supplies-status page.
The print-engine maintenance kit includes the following items:
After printing 215,000 pages, the MFP alerts you to order a maintenance kit. The message can be
temporarily cleared for approximately 10,000 pages by using the CLEAR MAINTENANCE
MESSAGE item on the RESETS submenu. When the page count reaches 225,000, you can no
longer clear the message and you must install the maintenance kit. To check the number of pages
that the MFP has printed since new maintenance-kit components were installed, print either a
configuration page or a supplies-status page
the maintenance kit is Fusing element , pickup rolls for all trays, and transfer corona
To reset the maintenance-kit counter
1 Turn the MFP off and then on.
2 When the memory count appears on the control-panel display, press and hold 6 until all three
LEDs flash once and then stay on. (This might take up to 20 seconds.)
3 Release 6 and then press 3.
4 Press 6 to select NEW MAINTENANCE KIT.
5 The MFP completes its initialization sequence. The maintenance-kit counter is automatically reset.
To ensure optimum print quality, the printer will prompt you to perform printer maintenance every 150,000 pages. When the PERFORM PRINTER MAINTENANCE message appears on the control panel, you will need to purchase a printer maintenance kit and install the new parts. To check the number of pages the printer has printed, print a configuration page. To print a configuration page: 1 Press [Menu] until INFORMATION MENU appears. 2 Press [Item] until PRINT CONFIGURATION appears. 3 Press [Select] to print the configuration page. To order the printer maintenance kit, contact an HP authorized service or support provider. (See the telephone support flyer included with the printer.) The kit includes: • fuser assembly • transfer roller • feed rollers • necessary instructions For more information on installing the printer maintenance kit, see the instructions that accompany it.
They sell a lot of maintenance kits that way.I worked for a major Tampa are copier company for 10 years and they used every part until it just quit.However, you should line up a maintenance kit at the ready.Sometimes a counter will shut down the copier when it gets to the point where they want it to stop.
What does the white roll on the maintenance kit look like?
Is it really dirty? It could be either the kit, maybe the ink.
But in partiular if the kit was stood on end and not stored laying flat, the lubricant in the kit may have saturated one side and depleted on the other.
I have never seen the non Xerox ink, and have no clue if it would cause a problem like that.
I suspect a maintenance kit, that it is dry on one end.
Does it jam at the fuser when doing a single print?
These machines have a Maintenance kit required every 200 000 prints, these MK's include all feed rollers, a transfer roller and the entire fuser assy. To replace the kit fixes all issues I've seen in these printers besides when the cartridge affects print quality.
If it is jamming at the fuser on a single print done via the printer operations panel, and your paper is fresh, it could only be the feed roller having trouble gripping the paper or the fuser not turning/stuffed.
Feed Kit, I have my doubts as to this being your problem
Maintenance Kit Fixes 98% of the time
Was is noisy before it died?
I have seen a few with stuffed fuser drive gears but not many and customers could hear it wearing.
How many prints since last MK? via keypad print a configuration page, count is there ie pages since last maintenance xxxxxx