Question about Samsung CLX-3175FN Color Laser All-in-One Printer
Where is the waste toner located
Posted by Anonymous on
My Samsung CLX-3175 printer will not print - the message is replace/install toner waste bin. I have emptied the waste bin of all the ink and still the message will not go. I have a stack of work to do and am stuck as to what to do next! Help please
Posted on Apr 24, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The sensor for the waste toner tank is dirty or defective. The toner sensor is on the right as you look at the panel just below the liquid crystal display. There is a bump in the clear plastic just below the circular right vent port, that's where the used toner pours in. When you clean out the toner cartridge there is some residue left that makes the sensor think it's still full. Take a piece of paper towel and a small screwdriver (I'm told a bent coat hanger will work, too) and clean the inside of the sensor window inside the used toner cartridge (w/ access through the toner port). It looks like a little raised groove on the right. Just wipe it until it's clear on the inside. The sensor can now see through the window and you should be okay. Otherwise, the sensor may need to be replaced by an authorized Samsung technician. Let me know how it works out!
Posted on Jun 16, 2007
Wash it out with rubbing alcohol and let dry. Apparently there is a light sensor that will throw up this error if the bin is dirty.
Posted on Nov 29, 2010
The toner box is probably full. The toner box is a clear box on the left side when you open the front cover. The box has the labels Y, M, C, and K on it. Pull it out using the tab at the bottom. find a place to empty it. You can do this by turning it upside down and gently tapping it. If the box is full some toner may be outside of the box causing the sensor to be blocked even after it is empty. You may want to clean the box, toner cartriges and inside the cavity with qtip, tissue paper (without lotion), or air.
Posted on Jan 05, 2011
SOURCE: install/replace toner waste bin.
The waste toner is a large, clear plastic container on the left side of the printer when you look at it from the front. Here is the info and a picture from the Samsing website: http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/printers-accessories/CLT-W409/SEE
To remove and replace it, turn the printer off and wait a few minutes for it to cool, then open the front cover and look at the bottom left of the printer. There should be a clear plastic handle that you can pull the whole waste unit out with. Be carefull not to spill any of the toner; that powder gets everywhere. There will be a small green or blue plastic clip attached to the bottom of the waste container that you can pull off and clip onto the opening to close it.
Samsung of course wants you to replace the waste toner container with a new one, which you may have to do, but there are some printers that simply emptying the cartridge out will allow you to use it again. Be careful if you decide to do this though: toner is very dangerous to breathe in, so don't shake the toner around to empty it and get a facefull. Be gentle with it and make sure to dispose of the toner properly and put the cartridge back in and see what happens. If it works, great! You don't have to buy a new one. However, if you empty it and it keeps giving you trouble, you may just need to order a new one. The part number is CLT-W409, and most waste units cost under $20.
I hope this helps! Good luck!
Posted on Feb 15, 2011
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