After a particularly nasty paper jam, I received an Open Heat error in my Dell 1600n printer. After reading online, it seemed that the problem may be that I needed a new fuser. I ordered one and installed it. After I turned the printer on, it started to smell like something was burning and I believe the display had a message about overheating. Eventually, Low Heat Error was displayed. I turned the printer off, then on again and got an Open Heat Error message, which is now all I can get after turning the printer off and on.
It sounds to me like the safety fuse that I've seen mentioned in discussion elsewhere regarding this problem may have opened. If that's the case (i.e., the printer overheats whenever it's turned on), does that mean my problem lies somewhere besides the fuser (I expect that it does)? Also, is it possible to buy and install a replacement fuse, or is the new fuser now toast (as the first one also is if the same thing happened
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An open heat error on a 1600n printer is a fuser error. You would want to make sure that the printer is not plugged into a UPS or power stripe. You would also want to make sure that there is plenty of clearance around the printer. If these are already in place then the fuser would need to be replaced. This is not normally a customer replacable item.
I'm sure it's not the answer you're looking for but the "Open Heat" error is related to the printer's fuser, switch mode power supply or temperature control thermistor. More than likely it's the fuser which needs replacing and you'd need to contact Dell for a replacement. If you google for "1600n fuser" you'll also come up with several retailers with fusers in the $80 range as opposed to Dell's $140+.
Hi Unplug the printer power cable from the wall and disconnect it from the printer as well. Turn the printer power switch on for 15 seconds. This will reset the printer. Turn the printer power switch off and plug the cable back in on both ends. Then turn power on. The Document Jam error should be eliminated.
Please keep in mind you must check for any small pieces of paper or look for a real paper jam prior to completing the steps above.
Fuser issues - if problem is reoccuring then you are looking at more expense, are all vents free of obstructions (folders leaning on machine sides/rear) is machine being flogged, is power supply consistent, maybe even fuser bought was faulty, many options, try doing a warranty claim on fuser or replace again, even better get another printer, welcome to our throw away world!