Extending the life of your multifunction printer can be done with regular maintenance. As it is such a significant investment, you’ll want to make sure you are taking the proper precautions to protect your printer from damage. While taking care of your machine is simple, there are a few things you should avoid.
It’s important to clean your multifunction printer regularly to make sure that dust and debris are not accumulating. It can be a quick process done every two weeks with a lint free cloth and a gentle hand. Wipe dust away from the outside and gently wipe down the inside glass and paper tray and feeder.
When you experience a paper jam, the last thing you want to do is force the paper out. Turn off the machine and open the paper output cover while avoiding the clear film as the device can be damaged. Holding the jammed paper, pull slowly as not to tear it and make sure to remove all small pieces of paper. In any other case where you feel as though you have to force parts to move in the printer, stop and call your service provider.
In the instance of a paper jam that cannot be removed, it’s better not to force the machine. Other situations similar to a paper jam that can not be solved require a service professional. It’s better to wait for a technician than risk damaging the machine past repair.
Your multifunction printer should be pretty hands off for the most part. Some regular cleaning and gentle upkeep will leave you with an investment that lasts.
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