Fuser roll has big dents in it, says unable to print
Some photo paper jammed in the printer, in the fuser; I was finally able to get out the big wad of melted paper in the fuser by unscrewing and taking apart the fuser but now the fuser roller has big dents in it and it still says "unable to print, do routine maintenance" I did the maintanence but I still can't print and get the same unable to print message. What can I do so I can print?
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Re: fuser roll has big dents in it, says unable to print
If the fuser is damaged as you say, you will need to replace it. The unit will not print correctly and the image quality will be very poor.
The fuser unit is part of the maintenance kit, and unless you replace the maintenance kit, it will still say the same. You will need to replace the kit and now for the bad news.
The maintenance kit is going to cost you over $500.
You will need to consider very carefully befor you go out to buy a kit as these printers can be purchased for around $900 new.
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You will want to call a tech or contact Brother if under warranty to replace the fuser assembly. We had this problem in the duplexer built into the fuser assembly, we also had to replace the drum to get things back in order.
The error code 50 indicates a paper jam condition. Whether there's actually still paper jammed or not, it's sensors are still indicating a jam. Check again for a bit of paper, or there may be a faulty sensor. Check out this link: Brother for further information.
Hi, Remove the jammed paper. Unplug the printer from the mains and PC. Inspect the rollers, etc for tiny paper piece(s) that may be stuck, or other debris. Try to clean rollers and make sure they are dry. Keep printer unplugged for about 2 minutes and replug and try a test print. Also make sure that you have waited long enough for the printer to heat up before giving a print job. Finally, it could be an issue with the paper sensor. If this is the case, you will probably have to take the printer in for servicing..
Well that problem is because there is not enought oil on the fuser roll. The problem is the oil pump. change it before make one irreversible damage to the fuser or pressure rolls. Do a full maintenance of the fuser module.
I was able to fix my problem. On the left side of the fuser assembly there are two small plastic tabs or flags that move up & down. One is attached to the plastic rod/flap that you can see from the top of the fuser and moves when the paper comes out of the "chute". The other tab, which is below the first tab and moves when the paper has passed some point in the fuser, was broken off. I glued the tab back on and now the paper is ejected from the printer like it is suppose to.
I'm thinking that the broken tab was part of a page sensor flag that would tell the printer to stop rolling the fuser assembly when the paper was ejected. Without the flag, the sensor would disengage the fuser prematurely and stop ejecting the paper while the paper was still in the fuser.
If the toner wipes off the printed pages, then the fuser is the problem....not hot enough or enough pressure to heat the toner to the paper. I would try to reseat the fuser...make sure it is making good electrical contact. I have also seen the paper actually wrap around the fuser roll, which would cause the same symptoms...be careful removing the paper if that has happened...the fuser roll can be easily damaged !
If it jams every time while printing only 1 page and stops just past the exit of the fuser unit, it is most likely that there is a problem with the paper exit sensor on the fuser unit. We have many of the 1700N printers and have seen several times that the paper exit sensor actuator arm gets broken off when removing a paper jam.
The high pitched whine and the paper stopping just before the fuser (the hot) unit is a known issue on the C3000 and C4100. If you are still searching for the solution to this issue, let me know, as I now have a working fix for the problem.