Just like dishwashers and clothes dryers start to “sound funny” before there is a breakdown, printers often try to tell you they are having a problem. If your printer is loud or squeaking as it “cranks” through a print job, pay attention:
- Does your printer click or clack erratically as it grabs paper and moves it through?
- Is there a high pitched squeal as your inkjet carriage moves across the paper?
- Is your printer jamming far more frequently than normal?
- As your laser printer warms up does it seem louder than normal and lurch or shake?
If so, it may have worn parts that need to be replaced. A Rapid Refill service callcan clean and service your printer to extend its productive life. A build up of toner or ink, broken or misaligned gear teeth and worn belts can be cleaned, repaired or replaced to keep your printer working like new.
To keep your printer in best working order, use better quality paper and toners and ink from a reputable company. Refer to your user manual or an online manual to see if there is an accessible excess toner reservoir that you should monitor and empty regularly. Check your settings to make user your printer powers down over extended periods like weekends.
If you have a question about how to maintain your printer, give Rapid Refill a call. That’s what we’re here for!