Cleaning Information

Here are some hints and tips for cleaning mechanical assembly parts:

  • Carriage Plate: Use water on a clean lint-free cloth. Dry carefully, parts left damp may rust.
  • Carriage Rod: Cleaning is not recommended. If extremely dirty, wipe with a clean lint-free cloth. Use no water or solvents.
  • Encoder Strip: Wipe left to right (viewed from front) with a clean lint-free cloth. Do not pull hard on the strip.
  • Purge Unit: Use a dry Q-tip only. If deposits are bad, use water on the Q-tip.
  • Pivot Assembly: Use water on a clean lint-free cloth. Dry carefully, parts left damp may rust.
  • Drive Rollers: Use water on a clean lint-free cloth. Do not use solvents.
  • Print Cartridge Contacts: Use water on a clean lint-free cloth.
  • Case parts: Clean with a mild detergent such as PK 200 or Simple Green with water on a clean lint-free cloth. Solvents and water can be used to remove stubborn fingerprints, etc., on external case parts.

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