No matter how quality and branded your printer is, there is a need to care and maintain your printer in order to keep it in good running condition. One of the proper care and maintenance for your printer is proper cleaning. You must know that there is always a proper way on how to clean it. Failure to clean your printer inside and out can cause some problems such as paper jams, low-quality prints and many more. On the other side, proper cleaning of the printer can help you save money by prolonging the life and use of the printer. You can also avoid printer problems and service charges for printer repair services.

 

The very first step in cleaning your printer is by checking the manufacturer’s manual. If you haven’t any copies check their website. Read the cautions, warnings and instructions so that you can avoid printer from being damaged. Here are some of the steps in cleaning your printer.

 

Cleaning the outside parts of the printer.

1.    Turn off the printer.

2.    Use a moist lint free piece of cloth such as flour sacks or 100% cotton cloths.

3.    Dilute a solution of one part vinegar to one part of water. When you are moistening the cloth be very sure to wring out all excess after moistening your cloth.

4.    Always moisten the piece of cloth and never spray aerosol directly to the printer.

 

Cleaning the inner parts of the printer.

1.    Turn off the printer. Cool it down before you begin cleaning.

2.    Use a moist lint free piece of cloth such as flour sacks or 100% cotton cloths.

3.    Prepare the solution one part of vinegar is to one part of water.

4.    Remove the printer’s internal paper trays.

5.    Remove its toner cartridge and be sure to place it in a clean paper.

6.    Clean the toner cavity using a printer brush and a dry, lint free piece of cloth.

7.    Gently the mirror with a soft bristle brush and never touch it.

8.    Wipe out the spilled toner and the dust, and then remove the paper fragments.

9.    Clean the roller, but do not attempt to touch the transfer sponge or roller.

10.    Last is to replace the toner cartridge.

 

If you think you can do it by yourself properly, you can do so. But if you are not confident enough, you can call for printer repair services and maintenance to clean or maintain your printer.