Cleaning the forms input area

Procedure:

Do this procedure to clean the forms input area.

danger statement <b><1-15> To vacuum toner, use only a vacuum cleaner that IBM has approved for use with toner.

  1. Open the center top and center front covers of the printer.
  2. Use a toner-certified vacuum cleaner to clean the following:
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  3. Cleaning the toner mark/side verify sensor: Clean the area under the toner mark/side verify sensor (2) as follows:
    1. Loosen the thumbscrew (1).
    2. Flip the sensor up so that you can access the area under the sensor.
    3. Use a toner-certified vacuum cleaner to clean the bottom of the sensor and the surrounding area (3).
    4. Flip the sensor back into place.
    5. Tighten the thumbscrew.
  4. Cleaning the skew sensor
    Note:
    1. You will need a long-handled nylon bristle brush to clean the skew sensor. Ask your service representative to provide the brush (P/N 451555).
    2. Hold the tension arm so that it stays aligned with the blue mark on the guide notch while you do the following steps. Otherwise, the 079A CHECK TENSION ARM message appears when you turn on the forms path vacuum, and you must do the Check Tension Arm procedure.

    Clean the skew sensor as follows:

    1. Turn off the forms path vacuum by pressing the Vacuum Push Button. The Vacuum-Off Warning Indicator flashes and then stays lit.
    2. Lift the paper off the tractor pins and move it aside so that you can access the skew sensor and the surrounding areas.
    3. Use the nylon brush to clean paper dust or other debris from the upper and lower surface of the skew sensor (1) and the area around the skew sensor (2).
    4. Move the paper back onto the tractor pins.
    5. Press the Puller Run Button while holding the tension arm down to tighten the form. Make sure that the form is aligned correctly with the red line at the entry point to the preheat platen (to the right of the skew sensor).
    6. Turn on the forms path vacuum by pressing the Vacuum Push Button. The Vacuum-Off Warning Indicator flashes and then stays off.
  5. Cleaning the feed loop sensors

    Use a soft cloth, cotton swab, or toner-certified vacuum cleaner to clean any paper dust, toner, or other debris from the feed loop sensors (1) and (2).