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ImageWriter ll feeding single sheets. [message #386163] Mon, 19 August 2019 17:11 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: Leon Sargent

I came across and ImageWriter II and the sheet feeder option for $20.00.

In the manual for the sheeteeder it recommends 16 to 24 pound bond paper.

I have 20 pound basic copy paper which feeds fine in my Xerox laser printer and does not feed 90% of the time using the ImageWriter.

I cleaned the rollers as directe, still hit and miss.

So, is a bond paper thicker than copy paper? Different texture than copy paper allowing the rollers to grip better than a copy paper.

Any help appreciated.

Leon
Re: ImageWriter ll feeding single sheets. [message #386173 is a reply to message #386163] Mon, 19 August 2019 22:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hugh Hood is currently offline  Hugh Hood
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On 8/19/2019 4:11 PM, Leon Sargent wrote:

>
> I cleaned the rollers as directed, still hit and miss.
>
> So, is a bond paper thicker than copy paper? Different texture than
> copy paper allowing the rollers to grip better than a copy paper.
>
> Any help appreciated.
>

Leon,

I might suggest a couple of things.

First, sometimes the rollers lose their 'softness', and their traction
along with that. I seem to recall a roller renewal chemical advertised
once upon a time, but can't come up with that now. If they are still
available for purchase, I might suggest replacement.

The other thing to check -- are those rollers spring-loaded? If so, I
would replace the springs with new ones. You want a little more tension
in order to force the roller into the paper and create more traction.

FWIW, I've seem great spring assortments at some of the better hardware
stores. They usually keep them in those drawers where they stock the
specialty fasteners.

As a guy who keeps several older printers in operation (in my case HP
LaserJet 4050's), I've gotten fairly good at printer maintenance and
repair. But, in the case of the 4050's, even though they were sold over
20 years ago, they are still popular and parts are still available. I
don't know whether Imagewriter II parts are still available or not.

Good luck.





Hugh Hood
Re: ImageWriter ll feeding single sheets. [message #386174 is a reply to message #386173] Mon, 19 August 2019 23:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Leon Sargent

Hugh.

I did use isopropyl alcohol to clean them earlier today. I just reached in and felt the rollers, not tacky, not cracked but dry and smooth.

I bought this... Sprayway Rubber Cleaner and Rejuvenator as the problem it seems to solve might just be the one I am having...

Thank you for the suggestion..

Leon
Re: ImageWriter ll feeding single sheets. [message #386199 is a reply to message #386173] Tue, 20 August 2019 21:48 Go to previous message
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Originally posted by: James Davis

It has been my experience, that soaking rubber in pure bleach will soften it and make it expand. If you put a teaspoon of bleach in a cup of water, then soak and check it every hour until it starts to soften just the surface, that might work.
You could probably add a teaspoon of liquid laundry detergent to the mix, too, to help clean it at the same time.
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