15 TLC maintenance tips to keep your printer in tip top shape

Follow our 15 easy printer maintenance tips to keep your printer performing at its best for years to come.

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Power:

  • Ensure an adequate source of power by plugging your printer into a properly-grounded electrical outlet (not a power strip).
  • Reboot the printer after a power outage, firmware update or maintenance issue.

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Maintenance:

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Paper:

  • Store paper in a dry location.
  • Only use clean, undamaged paper: no curled, wrinkled, torn, moist, creased, or folded sheets.
  • Flex, fan, and straighten the paper before loading into your printer.
  • Don’t load more than one type, size, or weight of paper in the same tray at the same time.
  • Use the right kind of paper stock for your printer – every printer has its own specifications for paper types, sizes and weights.

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Toner:

  • Use Genuine Xerox® Toner - cheap bargain brands can damage your printer.
  • Insert new toner cartridges only, and gently shake the toner before placing in the machine.
  • Enroll in Genuine Xerox® Rewards to earn points with every supply purchase, starting with 1,000 points when you register your new printer.

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Printer:

  • Do not place anything on top of your printer.
  • Don’t open covers or doors during printing. Light exposure can damage the drum cartridges so don’t leave the covers and doors open for any length of time, especially in well-lighted environments.

For more helpful tips, visit Xerox Support FAQs for more information specific to your printer model.