Question about Samsung CLX 3160fn All-In-One Printer
WHERE IS THE WASTE TONER TANK AND WHAT DO I NEED TO DO.
IT SAYS REPLACE?
I also noticed that after dumping (to the best of your ability), all the dust), it will be necessary to stick a soft swab inside and clean that small, square metal plate. I did this after first dumping then reinstalling (still getting the red light and beeping noise), and everything worked perfectly after. (No need to restart printer, nor push any additional buttons!)
Marci, Dayton OH
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
1-Open the front panel below where the paper comes out (says Samsung on it).
2- On the lefthand side is a lighter gray/tan handle. Pull it. This is the waste toner cartridge. **BE CAREFUL** this stuff goes everywhere and make a mess!
3- Dump it somewhere the dust wont offend
Posted on Jun 12, 2008
Couple of things to try: - If you just emptied the waste cartridge then you have to take the bottle back out and clean the insides as well. The sensor sees the toner on the walls and still thinks it?s full. FYI as typical the manufacturer recommends replacing the bottle with a brand new one. - If not that then you may have toner covering the optical sensor. Try blowing the area where the waste bottle attaches to the printer with canned air. Let us know if you have any other questions and please don?t forget to rate this post.
Posted on Feb 17, 2007
SOURCE: waste toner tank
A few things can cause this.
The way the printer determines whether the waste tank is full is via 2 optical sensors, one on either side of the tank. You'll see a rounded bulge on one end of the tank - the sensors are on either side of that, when the tank is installed. Under normal operation, light passes through that and the printer reads it as meaning the tank is not full, until the tank fills far enough to fill that bulge, and thus block light and give a tank full reading.
If the tank gets too dirty, not enough light passes through and it gives false tank full readings. So the first thing to try is cleaning the tank with soap and water. Make sure that area is as clear as possible.
If that doesn't work, it has also been reported that the sensors themselves are unreliable. I am told Samsung will replace the sensor for free if it's been less than 3 years. If you call them, insist that it is the sensor that is the problem, or they will try to get you to replace the waste bin, at your expense, first: 1-800-726-7864.
Alternatively, you can remove the sensor from one side, and reattach it to the other side - putting the two sensors in contact so that they always read an empty waste tank. Do this at your own risk, however, as you will have to check the tank regularly and make sure it doesn't overflow. Doing this bypasses the sensor, so there is no longer any warning if your tank is overflowing.
Hope some of that helps you.
Posted on Jan 14, 2008
The sensor itself weren´t dirty, but plastics in waste toner tank was bit dusty and sensor couldn´t read through it. So I modded waste toner tank a bit with a knife (took the part away which the sensor uses when reading if it is full or not). And works again beautifullu.
All I have to do know is to take care of waste toner tank manually i.e. checking it every now and then and when it becomes full I throw it away.
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
I have a CLX-2160N and have just emptied my own waste toner container. (Disclaimer: not sure how toxic or environmentally friendly this is).
Emptied carefully and thoroughly (fine dust). Immersed in bowl of warm soapy water, and vigorous shaking to get nice and clean.
Shook all water out well, and dried off as much as possible. Reinstalled. Turned printer back on. Hey presto - seems happy.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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