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Dell 1600n Open Heat Error, Low Heat Error

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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  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    I had the same problem and i installed a new fuse but this burns as well. so i spend about 100.-  for nothing.

  • LynneSkysong Nov 18, 2008

    I keep getting "low heat error." It hasn't overheated (that I know of) or had anything more that an occasional printer jam. I haven't tried replacing the fuse, but it sounds like maybe I shouldn't bother anymore...

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    I have the same issue sorry but the reply of check the voltage of the fuser is compatible with your printer is not a great answer unless you want to explain more because from what I am gathering just like me the problem has happened with the exsisting fuser not a new fuser.



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Buy a new printrer

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"Open Heat Error" Means --- You need to make sure the voltage of the fuser is compatible with your printer.
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