It’s Fall Cleaning Time

It’s fall and many schools in North America are back in session.  After limited use over the summer, your Xerox product(s) may need a little TLC. Whether you are in a school or a business, keeping your printer clean is important. Several image quality problems can be avoided or solved by cleaning your printer.

Some of the most common issues – lines, spots, streaks, voids, deletions on copies or scans — can be caused by dirty platen glass, constant velocity transport (CVT) glass or print heads (LPH). Clean these once a month, or whenever image quality issues arise.

It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with all the machine’s cleaning procedures. Go to the Online Support page for your model and search on the term “clean.” There you will find several items that you can take care of quickly and easily yourself. Printer models vary on what you can clean so make sure you refer to your printer documentation or Online Support resources to see what you can do.

Please see this article from the Online Support page for VersaLink® printer models regarding how to clean the scanner (

Many printer models have support built in that you can access from the touch screen on the printer.  That way you can read the instructions or view the ‘how to clean’ information right at the printer.  

You can also visit the YouTube Xerox Support  channel to help walk you through the process. Remember to subscribe as there are new videos added daily!

Below is a video for cleaning the print heads (LPH).

Happy cleaning.  Here’s to a fresh, clean start to fall!

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