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Heat and electrical smell

After printing my new CLP-300 feels very warm and sometimes smells hot.  Is it necessary to turn the printer off when not in use?

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  • andreas344 Jul 20, 2008

    I have similar problem. if I print first time after a reset, everything is fine. If I try to print later (e.g. 1 hour), the back part of the printer is very hot, and I have to reset the printer in order to be able to print.

    I downloaded the newest driver from the samsung website, but no change.

    Any Idea?


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The smelland heat is probably from the fuser as it gets extremely hot, if the printer's new it might settle down. No you shouldn't have to turn the printer off when not in use.

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