Metrofuser Issues Hot Swap/Removal Fuser Warning

<blockquote> <p align="left"></p> </blockquote> <p>In an effort to reduce preventable failures and warranties, laser printer parts manufacturer Metrofuser (<a href="http://www.metrofuser.com">www.metrofuser.com</a>) has announced a warning for business users of laser printers. Removing certain parts when the printer is turned on can harm the device irrevocably. The company’s research reveals as much as 10% of failures can be traced back to improper handling of these devices. </p> <p>Metrofuser has issued the warning for all makes and models of Laser Printers and MFPs. A Company spokesperson said this is not an engineering or design problem but more of a failure to follow best practices. A significant portion of the failures are occurring when end users are clearing paper jams and/or investigating service errors while the device is turned on. </p> <p>This problem is so widespread it ranges from devices with older hot roller technology all the way up to the latest instant-on technology. Fault shows up as error codes referencing damage to the fuser, power supply or other electrical components. </p> <!--break--> <p>Metrofuser is asking the service community to reevaluate procedures and educate their end-users on the proper handling of these sensitive devices. To avoid damage simply turn printer off before removing or installing fusing assemblies. Failing to do so WILL destroy printers’ heating elements, theromistors and power supplies. </p> <p>Furthermore, Metrofuser is now equipping all of its fusers with warning labels that can be applied to printers to help inform installers and users. Labels are also available by calling Metrofuser at 908-245-2100 Ext 128. </p> <p>Further details can be found at LaserPrinterHelp.Net</p> <p>This article was originally posted on <a href="http://Metrofuser Issues Hot Swap/Removal Fuser Warning">Bertl</a>.</p>