Print rollers are just like anything else they will eventually give out and need replaced. Many times they will also jam up and cause other problems. Troubleshooting print rollers problems can sometimes be a tough thing to do if your not sure what to look for. Let’s take a look at some of the things to look for in your print rollers.
One of the first things people don’t make sure they have in their printer and it’s really very simple and it’s the right paper. Many times paper for photos are a lot thicker and may damage the print rollers if they are made for that. Make sure your print rollers can handle the thicker paper before you use it. One of the most important thing that people also overlook is dirt particles and pieces of paper damaging print rollers.
If you have to install a new print roller it is advised to have a professional install it as they know how to do it and it may keep your warranty still legal. Print rollers do also get dirty and may need clean and that is a job you can do yourself. Let’s take a look at how you can do that. First and foremost unplug the machine so there is no chance of a shock. Grab a lint free cloth and some rubbing alcohol on a soft cloth and slowly clean the print rollers going from one end to the other end. Make sure you spin the rollers one complete turn so you will have a complete cleaning. This will also give you the opportunity to see if there are any cracks or imperfections on the print rollers.
If after cleaning you can see that a new print roller is needed than make sure you get the correct size and length for the printer that you have. Don’t let people talk you into getting something that looks close to what you need. Always get original replacement parts especially print rollers as they are a vital part of any printer. The best part is print rollers are usually fairly cheap and easy to find.