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Print smears The first one or two pages come out smeary. I have replaced the maintenance kit with no luck. A response to a similar question about the 8550DN mentioned cleaning the encoder. I took the covers off and saw it. However, how does one get the thing out to clean it or access it otherwise. All help greatly appreciated.

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  • elenoa Sep 09, 2008

    Smears on pages from black ink only. I've tried to troubleshoot it using the systems>information>troubleshoot>paper printing quality>eliminate white stripes or eliminate smears...But it doesn't work.. please help

  • jkbahena Mar 02, 2009

    Can someone tell me what the encoder ring looks like so that I can clean it?

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Hi Allan:
Sounds like you need to replace the drum pivot plate assembly. This assembly is what cleans the drum assembly prior to putting the image on the drum. The pivot plate assembly has a rubber drum cleaning blade on it and when the printer begins to print a page it cleans the drum first. If the cleaning blade or the pivot plate are deffective then the drum will not be cleaned properly leaving smudgy areas on the drum.

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Try these steps.
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paper, or debris found in the printers exit
path.
2. Did this correct the problem?
Complete. Go to Step 2.
2 1. Clean the maintenance kit wiper blade or
replace the maintenance kit.
2. Did this correct the problem?
Complete. Go to Step 3.
3 1. Check the exit area, exit frame, the
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2. Look for ink shavings along the streaks on
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3. Clean the preheater using the Control Panel
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Complete. Go to Step 5.
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Complete. Go to Step 6.
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2. Did this correct the problem?
Complete. Go to Step 8.
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the paper preheater operating at a
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4. Did this correct the problem?

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