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The toner is leaking. The toner cartridge has two compartments, one for new toner & another for waste toner. When the waste toner compartment is becoming full to its capacity it starts throwing extra toner outside of it. That is what is called toner leaking. If you can empty the contents of the waste toner compartment, your problem will be solved. One more thing if wiping blade for waste toner is worn out, it also leads to toner leaking.
The primary indicator of a toner leak is loose toner particles on the finished document or light prints after replacing the toner cartridge. A few simple steps can be taken to determine the cause of the leak and even repair it temporarily. The simplest explanation is that the cartridge is not properly inserted. Remove and reinsert the cartridge first before proceeding further. The most common cause of a leak is a broken piece of plastic on the cartridge itself. To check for this ailment remove the toner cartridge as you would if replacing it.
Spread old newspapers or some rags over a table or counter to prevent a lot of clean up. Gently and slowly rotate the toner cartridge above the rags and look for loose toner falling. It will move similar to light snow falling. It may be tempting to use tape to cover the leak, resist this at all costs. If the leak is miniature use a small bit of clear or black nail polish. It will act like an epoxy resin but is light weight and thin when it dries. Should the hole be a bit large use a small short screw and then glaze it with the nail polish.
If the leak cannot be found using the fore mentioned method a seal leak is probably the culprit. A larger leak, such as one located in the seal of the cartridge itself, will need to be replaced. It is much more difficult to find the leak in the seal than a hole in the plastic casing. The seal is under pressure in the laser printer and when removed the leak may not present itself as the seal is at its fullest shape outside of the unit. The only choice left is to replace the cartridge entirely.
I would not advise you to refill a toner cartridge becausethe toner powder is very fine and you do not want to breath in this tonerpowder.
You may be able to print a few more pages by removing thetoner cartridge and shaking the toner cartridge in a horizontal position a fewtimes and then placing it back into the printer.
This will give you an opportunity to print a few more pages and giveyou time to purchase a new toner cartridge for your printer. A cheaperalternative is to purchase a re-manufactured toner cartridge for your modelprinter.
A re-manufactured printer cartridge also replaces worn partsas well as refilling with toner powder.
toner cartridges do leak but not all of them. are you getting toner build up inside the printer cavity? can you see where it is leaking visually looking at the toner? toners usually leak around the drive gears. if your fuser is not running hot enough the printer will get incomplete fusing and the toner will build up on the fuser rollers then make blotches on the print jobs. take a flashlight and check the rollers on the fuser to see if they have any build up on them. when toners start to leak they usually leave toner on every page.
1.Purchase a refill kit for your model of printer. It is important to purchase a refill kit designed for your specific model, since generic refill kits do not work well with HP printers. There are a number of places to buy these kits, but you must make sure you get the right kit for your printer model
2.Take the toner out of the printer and clean it carefully. Over time toner cartridges will accumulate paper dust, dried toner and other debris, and all of this must be cleaned away before the cartridge is refilled.
3.Flip the cover out of the way to expose the developer roller, then use a soft clean cloth to clean the roller. It is important to clean this roller before refilling the cartridge.
4.Make a small hole in the toner cartridge, using the instructions provided in the refill kit. It is important to follow the refill kit instructions carefully, since the toner refill process will vary from model to model.
5.Place the replacement toner in the hopper, then carefully pour it into the HP cartridge. Be careful not to spill any of the toner, and if you do spill the toner be sure to clean it up promptly. Reseal the hole you made after the cartridge has been refilled.
6.Sit the refilled HP cartridge on a clean flat surface and let it remain there for 20-30 minutes. Pick up the cartridge and make sure no toner has leaked out. If you do see any leaks you will need to reseal the hole you made again.
7.Pick up the cartridge and make sure no toner has leaked out. If you do see any leaks you will need to reseal the hole you made again.
If you are using refilled toner cartridges then your toner cartridge may be leaking or the waste toner tank on the toner cartridge may be leaking. The other cause and more likely is the drum cartridge is leaking toner. I would recommend removing both cartridges. Then hold each 1 at a time over several sheets of clean white paper. Tap on the cartridges and see if any toner falls out of them. These cartridges are normally sealed and should not leak much if any toner. If toner falls out of either cartridge you will need to replace that cartridge.
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I have had problems with a number of brand new genuine HP toner cartridges leaking on this printer.Strangely, I have had almost no problems with non-OEM cartridges from Cartridge World. I can’t explain this...and wouldn’t have believed this if I hadn’t experienced it myself. Try removing all toner cartridges, and carefully cleaning out the printer with canned air.Then replace the leaky toner cartridges with Cartridge World cartridges.This has been my recipe for success with the HP Laserjet 4600.
This could be a drum problem, the drum is part of the toner cartridge in this printer.
If the toner has leaked it will be all over the inside of the printer - you'll see it. I don't think that's the problem.
If the toner cartridge is an original Dell item, then it's likely to be replacable under warranty.
If the cartridge is a remanufactured item, it may be that the wrong toner has been used. Toner is NOT all the same, and this cartridge is one whe the wrong toner really will not work properly for long.
The chances are the changing the toner cartidge will cure the problem, provided you use an original Dell item, or a remanufactured item from a reputable manufacturer.
are the new ones original toners ? if not, then you have to buy a new original or working toners, because, its not recomended to refill toners, but if you want, then you can refill them only about 1-2 times.