Question about Dell 3100cn Laser Printer
So we've wiped down each of the toner areas but we're not sure where the Fuser Drum is or what piece it is exactly. It's still printing the four little CMYK dots twice on each paper. This sounds like such an easy fix. What's the fuser drum exactly?
Were you able to fix your printer? Mine is doing the same thing. Thanks. smack48
Posted on Oct 26, 2007
The fuser is a rubber covered roller (located nearest the exit tray of the printer) that must get hot to work. as the paper is approaching the roller, the carbon toner is merely resting on the paper. when it reaches the roller, the heated roller presses and "fuses" the toner into the paper. now, i am not quite sure what is the real problem...does the fuser get hot? test it by turning on and waiting for the "OK" signal to begin print. then shut it off and quickly open the printer and touch the fuser (be careful!). if it gets hot, your problem is somewhere else, unless the rubber roller or the roller temperature sensor needs heavy cleaning, of course. the sensor is located under the roller cover and is touching the rubber and is identified by having two wires leading to it. sometimes this sensor is electrically ok, but carbon buildup acts as a thermal insulator and does not allow the sensor to feel the higher temperature. the printer will never reach the "OK" status if fuser not reaching the correct temperature, so you can quickly test if it is heating during the warmup period. let me know of any updates.
Posted on Oct 09, 2007
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