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Ricoh ft 3213 printing problem

I have a Ricoh copier that's leaving a blank line {erasing words in a colum. I need help in fixing this problem. I am not sure if's just a cleaning or durm problem. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Ricoh ft 3213 printing problem

Is it only when you use the top feeder? Check by placing an original on the glass and copying if the same fault then there are three possibilities

  1. Optics Dirty (Dust on the copying mirrors) Remove glass and clean the mirrors on the scan unit also remove the lens cover and clean the mirrors under there replace lens cover clean glass and refit. (Do Not remove any mirrors you can clean them in there place and use a glass cleaning solution)
  2. Toner Waste and drum cleaning unit full. Open front cover and split machine as to remove jam not touching the drum (Large Cylinder ) check there is no banding on there. IF so to the left of drum there is a unit that contains the cleaning blade and fills with waste toner remove vacuum out waste toner check that cleaning blade ok and reinstall. Close and check machine if ok then great if not could be fault number 3 or that the cleaning blade is worn and need replacing.
  3. The fuser section (Heat section) While the machine is split look at the bottom left you will see a Orange unit this is the fuser section that houses the heat roller which welds the toner to the page. Check that the top roller is OK that there is no toner stuck on it and the Teflon coating is even. If not then the fuser will need replacing and as you said that you are missing text the most likely faults are going to be the fuser or the drum or the drum cleaning blade.
I hope this helps you
Thanks J

Posted on Jan 19, 2008

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