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    I'm running a Ricoh ProC9100 and want to do the best preventative maintenance I possibly can. Manafaith gave me a great list of stuff to do weekly, but I haven't been able to find much about cleaning the paper path. I have been doing the paper dust collector once a week but that's about it. Any suggestions as to what else I should be cleaning and how to go about it would be appreciated, thanks.
    Tom M Ricoh ProC9100

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    Originally posted by tpmar View Post
    I'm running a Ricoh ProC9100 and want to do the best preventative maintenance I possibly can. Manafaith gave me a great list of stuff to do weekly, but I haven't been able to find much about cleaning the paper path. I have been doing the paper dust collector once a week but that's about it. Any suggestions as to what else I should be cleaning and how to go about it would be appreciated, thanks.
    Call your paper supplier and ask for a carton of cleaner paper. It's a special sheet made with dust-absorbing edges. Surprised you don't already have some?

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    • #3
      Typically you will want to wipe down the paper path with a lint free cloth and whatever Ricoh suggests - alcohol, water, film cleaner. I don't know what the path is made of so I can't say what you should use.

      Then using a swab I would go in and clean all the sensors in the paper path once again with whatever Ricoh suggests.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by arossetti View Post
        Typically you will want to wipe down the paper path with a lint free cloth and whatever Ricoh suggests - alcohol, water, film cleaner. I don't know what the path is made of so I can't say what you should use.

        Then using a swab I would go in and clean all the sensors in the paper path once again with whatever Ricoh suggests.
        Conversely, you can talk to one of your manufacturers in the area that has a wind tunnel (for testing aircraft builds), take your printer over there and let them clean it up. Most have printer discounts, so be sure to ask for that.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by PricelineNegotiator View Post

          Conversely, you can talk to one of your manufacturers in the area that has a wind tunnel (for testing aircraft builds), take your printer over there and let them clean it up. Most have printer discounts, so be sure to ask for that.
          Why can't you just use a fire hose? Seems like it would save a lot of time and effort...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by alibryan View Post

            Why can't you just use a fire hose? Seems like it would save a lot of time and effort...
            Lol, not with water though. You could hook it up to an air compressor, but generally you need something with a little big more oomph to get the dust out of these suckers.

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            • #7
              These are good

              https://www.uline.com/Product/Detail...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
              Warning I am a Ricoh tech.

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              • #8
                LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love all the suggestions! The fire hose being my current favorite. I realize I brought that on myself, I guess what I meant to say was that with my old Indigo I used diluted white vinegar because it had a lot of rubber belts and things like that alcohol would tend to dry out. I guess I'll stick with that for the Ricoh.
                Tom M Ricoh ProC9100

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by msaeger View Post
                  Thanks msaeger; got some ordered.
                  Tom M Ricoh ProC9100

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by PricelineNegotiator View Post

                    Conversely, you can talk to one of your manufacturers in the area that has a wind tunnel (for testing aircraft builds), take your printer over there and let them clean it up. Most have printer discounts, so be sure to ask for that.
                    A fragile machine with so many moving parts put in a wind tunnel... what can possibly go wrong! hahahahaha. Seriously, what gives? Is that for real?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Shaare View Post

                      A fragile machine with so many moving parts put in a wind tunnel... what can possibly go wrong! hahahahaha. Seriously, what gives? Is that for real?
                      We live in a town where there are a different aerospace based manufacturers. They lease out any time where the wind tunnel isn't being used. I'd assume at least auto manufacturer in your town does the same thing. Give them a call, I've tried many different options since the inception of Xerox and it makes the machine run like new, no jams in over 3 months.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PricelineNegotiator View Post

                        We live in a town where there are a different aerospace based manufacturers. They lease out any time where the wind tunnel isn't being used. I'd assume at least auto manufacturer in your town does the same thing. Give them a call, I've tried many different options since the inception of Xerox and it makes the machine run like new, no jams in over 3 months.
                        I always try to report back to the gang here at Print Planet when I come up with a solution to a problem, and here it is, brace yourself, 3000 psi of paper dust removing power!!!!! Works great, although for some reason I'm now having some electrical gremlin problems, probably just a coincidence though.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tpmar View Post

                          I always try to report back to the gang here at Print Planet when I come up with a solution to a problem, and here it is, brace yourself, 3000 psi of paper dust removing power!!!!! Works great, although for some reason I'm now having some electrical gremlin problems, probably just a coincidence though.
                          Did you turn the machine off before you cleaned it? Pretty important step, but I've seen it happen once or twice.

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                          • #14
                            I have found that the "glitter Cannon" works best. The initial air blast clears away the light contaminants and then the glitter acts as a "scrubbing" agent to get out the really heavy stuff.

                            Working on a patented version myself so...shhhh!

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgFT...ature=youtu.be

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                            • #15
                              I don't think I've ever cleaned the paper path on any machine I've run. Maybe some canned air here and there, but I've never actually opened stuff up and done real cleaning.

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