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Konica 1015 "Add Paper" prompt appears when feeding from any tray including the bypass or manual feed. It may be an indicator of a failing main motor - can't find one to purchase or even get a quote. Thanks. Tom

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  • Tom Schneider Feb 11, 2008

    No, I have not. What is the procedure?

    Thanks.

  • Tom Schneider Feb 11, 2008

    Looking ahead, if the drum cleaning blade is "flipped" and toner recycling coil is clogged, what is the correction procedure. Answering this ahead of time will save me a trip to my customer's office.

    Thanks very much.

    Tom

  • brian c
    brian c May 11, 2010

    That's a possibility.

    Have you tested the main motor?

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Power on the machine while holding the 4 & 7 keys

hit the P then 40 then P again

Hit the print key

You should hear the main motor turning.

To exit the service mode, turn machine off.

FYI - this model (as well as the 1120) was notorious for the drum cleaning blades "flipping", and the toner recycling coil getting clogged, therefore binding up the drive mechanisms.

I personally have never had to replace a main motor on these.

If you need more help, please don't hesitate to ask.

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

  • brian c
    brian c Feb 11, 2008

    Actually, depending on the firmware version, you may not have to hit the "P" key.

    Just turn it on while holding the 4&7, enter "40" on the keypad, and hit print. Then press stop / clear to stop the motor.

    IF you can't hear the motor running, we can troubleshoot this further.

  • brian c
    brian c Feb 11, 2008

    All you will really need is the toner vacuum to give it a through cleaning.

    You will need to pull the drum carriage out (obviously).

    If the blade isn't damaged, you may be able to reuse it.

    I would bring a blade just in case - and a drum if you have one.

    Be sure to apply setting powder (or whatever method you use when replacing a drum / blade). Personally, I use a little bit of CRC silicone spray lubricant on a cloth, and buff the drum with it. I've heard of tech's using WD-40 - but in VERY small amounts. It will take 40-50 copies for the drum to "recover" from the buffing, but you can be sure the blade wont hang up on it.

    To narrow down the problem even more, use that test procedure with the drum carriage removed. Close the clam-shell as if the unit was in, and close the front door.

    If the motor turns without the drum carriage installed, then that's what is binding.

    NOTE: Do NOT try to run the machine in any other mode besides the 47 service mode mentioned! But i'm sure you already know that.

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