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Runs dirty, dumps dv

Any idea about why they tend to run dirty and want to dump developer? This is with new drum, blade, dv, all bias related settings at default and having followed the tech pubs for that problem.

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    M. Colin DeWitt Jul 02, 2009

    This a Ricoh W4700 wide format copier. Don't know why it wouldn't take that part of my info.

  • M. Colin DeWitt
    M. Colin DeWitt Jul 02, 2009

    This is a Ricoh W4700 wide format copier. I don't know why it got lost when I input it originally.



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Try removing the developer unit from the machine place it on blank paper turn the gears and see if developer is leaking from the unit if it is best to order a new dev unit assembly

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