unknownasked Apr 24, 2009 at 8:52am
fuser fixing film grease
Thanks, I didn't know those were there. Unfortunately that is not a practical choice for me. I have 1 fuser to deal with. That leaves a significant amount of extra grease that I have nothing to do with and there is shipping in addition to the listed costs.
The one grease tube/tub is the same price as a film repair kit which includes a new sleeve and the proper dose of grease for it.
I would like to point out that graphite is not a "stupid thing" here.
Graphite is a lubricant, not an abrasive. While it is a powder, it is a very "sticky" powder. The source for the suggestion was a qualified and respected "web helper" who used that technique in his/her own business for some time.
It is a bit trying to spend time helping people with their questions only to have them question our advice. If you choose not to believe us, then take your machine into a local repair facility and have them repair it for you.
graphite has it's place and uses but not in fuser assembly rebuilds
we are using chemplex 710 grease with good results.
I've used the Chemplex 710, but only in slower printers like the 5P/6P, the Unifloor is definitely superior.
Given the age of these printers and what I am now seeing on eBay listings, this is probably like learning about windows 98, but I appreciate the opportunity to learn a bit more about them and possibly be able to extend the life of ones that I am using.
Re fuser life
I am experiencing a very mixed bag on fuser life on these printers.
I had one fuser that went 250K + copies and another that went 150K plus copies. The sleeve was still in one piece on both of these, it failed because of a "stripe" in the printing surface. I am not sure if this came from normal wear or was a result of some improper "jammed paper" removal.
I have another fuser that failed at a little over 60K copies. The film on this one somehow started sliding to one edge of the fuser and the film just started shredding on the edge. No idea what caused that. I have some others still going strong, I will now be watching with interest to see if they make and exceed the 100K mark.
problems. if they say all is well they could be lying.
thanks for the post about the uniflor grease.
some parts houses are using 9172 and 8912
and are testing some Dow chemical product as this is what Hp uses?
Good thread, it will be interesting to see what the new hp's run like.
I know that Canon has had problems as well
so far the image runner 3300 series is doing well
and we will keep a close eye on the high speed 5070 and
others. they use the same type of fuser technology.
PS; You can click on my name and email me if you have a sleeve question for a specific model number, or just start a new thread, since this one is dedicated to grease.
New to the forum... I've been using the uniflor grease to fix fuser films for a while now but am suddenly running into trouble with it. The fusers are coming back with the films torn or jammed. On closer inspection of the residue of the grease, I am seeing that is has turned into a gooey/gummy gel and is no longer lubricating the sleeve.
The consistency is perfect when it is beeing applied.
I have tried using both the 8172 and 8192 to no avail.
no room for shortcuts here unless you have spare time and money.
From a service standpoint you want to rebuild the fuser and not see any failures for as long as possible.one thing that will cause ripped sleeves is when the customer pulls a paper jam out of the printer at an angle instead of straight out.
there is a special grease for fuser film that can handle high temperature
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