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HP LaserJet 4100 Series Printers - Cleaning and Maintaining the Printer
This section provides an overview of techniques for cleaning and maintaining HP LaserJet 4100 series printers, and explains how to configure an HP LaserJet 4100 series printer to send automatic alerts when the printer needs maintenance.
Cleaning the printer
Follow the cleaning procedure on the following page every time the print cartridge is changed or whenever print quality problems occur. As much as possible, keep the printer free from dust and debris.
Figure 1: Avoid touching the transfer roller
Cleaning the fuser
Run the printer cleaning page to keep the fuser free of toner and paper particles that can sometimes accumulate. Accumulation of toner and particles can cause specks to appear on the front or back side of print jobs. For more information, see the Specks section in the User Guide.
To ensure optimum print quality, HP recommends that the cleaning page is used every time the print cartridge is replaced or on an automatic schedule.
A cleaning page can be run in two ways:
The cleaning procedure takes about 2.5 minutes to complete. A message on the control appears while the cleaning is taking place (either PROCESSING CLEANING PAGE or PROCESSING AUTO CLEANING PAGE).
Running the cleaning page manually
In order for the cleaning page to work properly, print the page on copier grade paper (not bond, heavy, or rough paper).
To run the cleaning page manually:
Running the cleaning page automatically
Using the procedure below, the printer can be set to run cleaning pages automatically at a set interval.
In order for the cleaning page to run without intervention, the selected size and plain paper type must be available in the printer.
The printer will not interrupt a printing job in process.
The output page created by the automatic cleaning process can be discarded.
To set the cleaning page to run automatically:
Performing preventative maintenance
Certain printer parts should be replaced when the PERFORM PRINTER MAINTENANCE message appears on the printer control panel. This will help ensure that the printer maintains optimum performance.
The maintenance message will appear every 200,000 pages. To check the number of pages the printer has printed, print either a configuration page or a supplies status page. For more information, see the Configuration Page section or Supplies Status Page section in the User Guide for details.
To order the printer maintenance kit, see the Ordering Information section in the User Guide.
NOTE: To order Parts, Supplies, and Accessories contact the nearest authorized HP Dealer or Reseller. Click here to go to a list of Dealer locator phone numbers, or refer to the online User Guide.
The kit includes:
HP Web Jetadmin or the printer’s embedded Web server can be used to configure the system to alert users of problems with the printer. The alerts take the form of e-mail messages to the e-mail account or accounts specified.
The following can be configured: