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Transfer belt error on samsung clx3160fn

If the transfer belt has to be replaced, does that mean that I have to replace the whole drum? Or can you just purchase a transfer belt? Is there a website I can go to to order one? Thank you so much for your help.

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You might check eBay or

You just need a Transfer Belt.

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Hi Lendalou,

The answer is no, you do not need to replace the drum when replacing the transfer belt. The part number for the ITB assembly for the CLX3160fn is JC96-03611A.

Before you replace it, you should probably contact Samsung and make sure that it is not covered under warranty. Print a report of your printer. This will show you your total page count. If the ITB has failed considerably short of it's expected wear life, they may replace it as defective.

As far as where to get a replacement other then Samsung, you can do a search of the part number on your favorite search engine and I am sure you will find suppliers.

Good Luck,


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