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Used Toner Bottle Full - how do I empty it?

My Ricoh FT 7650 is reporting "Used Toner Bottle Full" I can't find it. Where is it and how do I get to it so I can empty it out and clean it?

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Hello Pete,
I have your bulletproof fix. Open the front door,and look at the far right bottom corner.You will see a piece of sheet metal about 3" by 6" that is locked down by a black plastic button that looks like an oversized thumb tack(if its still there). The black retainer holds the sheet metal slider in place. The sheet metal slider holds the used toner bottle in place.Remove the black plastic retainer and slide the sheet metal towards you.The sheet metal will actually have a hold on the waste toner bottle and so they both will come out together,as you will see when you pull it out. Empty the bottle into a trash bag (be careful, its not dangerous but can make one hell of mess). This machine uses an auger and tube assembly to deliver the used toner to the bottle. As the bottle reaches maximum capacity, the backpressure of trying to push more toner into a confined space causes a bind in the delivery system which trips a sensor(photo interruptor) and you get the message to empty the waste toner. So once the bottle is emptied you should be ok. Note: on rare occasions the tube and auger assembly(which became somewhat packed and therefore gave the message) will remain slightly bound even after the toner in the bottle is emptied.You might have to slide the waste toner bottle back in a couple of times to dislodge the clogged toner. In fact I have had to use a slight amount of "force" to jog the clog loose.Again this is rare. The copier should immediately recover once you put the bottle back and close the door. Another rarity can occur which will cause you to turn the copier off and back on in order for the copier to return to a ready condition. Have a fine day. ............SPINAL............

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Usually the used toner bottles are located in the back of the machine.
Go to the right side ( opposite sorte) on the bottom left see if there is a door ( usually held by a screw) remove, empty and return, it should clear out. There are two types of toner sensors one a trigger, so whenever it gets full the weight trips the sensor or two one that reads the level of how high it is, in this case most of the time you will need to replace the bottle.

Look for a white plastic kind of see trough container. Some times they putit in the Bcak of the machine so you may have to remove the back cover.

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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WAIT!!! Don't let Ricoh Steal your money...

You're going to get a little bit dirt with the trick, but there is no need to buy a empty waste toner bottel

Empty the waste toner bottle inside a plastic bag, the dust is kind of azard!!!, when the bottle is empty, clean it from the outside.
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