DO YOU HAVE A MANUAL
I do not have a manual for that laminating machine. Over the years I have used a number of different units, and dismantled a few as well.
Essentially to use it, you let it warm up, and if you are pulling the laminate off a single roll, it should be folded over on itself, you roll an edge to see which side opens and slide in the item you want laminated.
The one thing that may be a source of bubbles in the finished product is you need to lightly roll a perforator over the item to pierce the laminating plastic so air can escape. Also make sure to have about 2 inches of extra palstic at each end for consistent results.
Feed it in straight, that 2 inches will allow you only a little room for adjustment- if at all possible, just feed it in, supporting the document so it does not flop over, and once it is feeding, you can see it come out.
Because it is nothing more than a heating element, and in the case of the smaller types, it is just a long halogen light bulb for the heater. It will always smell hot when in operation, because it is, and small amounts of plastic do peel off from time to time. So it is susceptable to damage if jarred while heating or in operation, and the tube can break if the laminator hits the floor.
To clean rollers of the laminator, normally they have a cleaning sheet, but not always, and if you do not have one, you can improvise by taking a section of craft paper bag, fod it over and trim to width of the laminating material. Feed it through and once it feeds, with gentle resistance held against the paper, this will help clean the rollers. Once through, open and refold so the inside is now outside and feed it through again with same procedure. Repeat with a new sheet until it feeds through clean.
If unit does not heat, check fuse if it does not turn on at , no motor, no light; and It may be an internal fuse on a circuit board. There is also a thermal fuse in the heater circuit as well- these can fail if the unit is left on all the time and not used. They should be powered down between uses. The exception is the industrial sized laminators used by many of the office supply stores as they take a while to heat. Otherwise the lamp is the chief suspect for no heat. If you plan to service it at hone, or to at least check the condition of the ttube, with an Ohm meter, you should be able to measure across the filament. It should be less than 20 Ohms resistance. Finding a replacement halogen is not cheap, and it may just be more cost effective to replace unit than try repair it if you are in an office type setting. It also requires you wear cotton gloves so not to leave any trace of oil or contaminant on the glass as they will fail at that point if there is any oil or other residue.left on tube when it lights up.
Jan 10, 2012 |
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