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My KM FS 6950 DN mono laser printer is producing a fine gray background on both sides of each printed page. If I set the toner density from number 3 to number 5 , the gray background disappears on the front side, but remains on the back of the page. The printer has done approx 45,000 prints in 18 months and I always use genuine KM toner

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    My KM FS 6950 DN mono laser printer is producing a fine gray background on both sides of each printed page.
    If I set the toner density from number 3 to number 5, the gray background disappears from the front side, but remains on the back of the page. I have removed and cleaned the charge roller with water and dried it with lint free cloth. There is no toner spillage and the shield glass is clean. The printer has done about 45,000 prints in 18 months and I always use genuine KM toner.

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I'm not familiar with this particular printer but I have something to say anyway. Some of this info you may find useful.

Your brand is a Kyocera Mita and your model I can't find on the manufacturers current product list or the legacy list on USA models. Your printer is a United Kingdom model.
You can check out support for your printer here

  1. In the control panel of your printer or on your computer for this printer there could be a section in there that tells the printer to print with this light gray background. In otherwards it might be configured to print like that. It might be as simply as unchecking a box or making some other adjustments in the control panel.
  2. Missing or light portions of the output are most often due to low toner.
  3. Indistint images(or those that appear as though the camera was of of focus) the proper charges aren't being applied to the drum or paper, the image isn't properly formed and transferred from the drum to the paper. Cleaning the corona wire might fix this problem. Also check that the HVPS is outputting the required high voltages.
  4. Using a deeply texured paper can result in improperly fused toner.
  5. You might need to replace your rollers because they are dirty
  6. If your have an older laser printer, you may encounter repeting white areas. This is the result of of a dirty corona wire. Cleaning the corona wire may solve the problem.
  7. Stray marks are usually the results of dirt, loose toner, or a damaged drum. Clean out the printer with a laser-printer vacuum because they are designed so that they don't produce static.
  8. A formatter board in the printer interprets the computer's output into commads that the printer can use to create your output. Sometimes these boards go bad.
  9. Aproblem that can be desribed as "ghost images" is the result of the previous image not being totally removed from the drum. You might see the entire image ghosted, or just some areas that show up as stary marks on the current page. Check that the cleaning blade and the erase lamp are working properly.

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First this to try would be to clean inside the printer with a clean paintbrush and some compressed air. Then try again with a new toner cartridge. If that doesn't work then it's either an electrical issue or a transfer roller problem. Purchasing and instralling a maintenance kit may solve your issue, the kit for you printer is MK-440.

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You should warm-up your Machine with a Heater and then retry. If this fails, you should contact Service Center.

Also, you may change the Paper Roll before that.






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Try to clean the rollers and try

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First open the cover and get out developer unit and with lint free cloths clean registration roller(metal)and reinsert developer unit.
if no improvement change toner kit.

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You may need to clean the rollers. Try that first and post back with results..

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