DaveInSanFranasked Jan 4, 2017 at 1:27pm
How did I ruin my fuser drum?
I just destroyed my printer's fuser, but I'm not exactly sure how it happened.
A test print got completely jammed up in the fuser. During extraction of the page, the coating on the drum peeled off in one area.
I had just replaced my toner with a new OEM HP 09A cartridge. It looks like I spilled a little toner in the process, but would that have been enough to jam up the fuser? Could too high a print density setting have caused the page to stick to the drum? Or was this just an untimely coincidence?
Sure it could have. The fuser sears the print to the paper. So if you spilled enough it could adhere to the fuser sleeve causing it to peel off. Also possible you grabbed some sleeve or punctured it when removing the jam.
It's pretty much a guess what you did to damage the fuser. You can get a replacement at metrofuser.com
A bad "vintage" OEM toner cartridge was certainly to blame. The cartridge was spilling a huge amount of toner onto every page, and I nearly ruined a second fuser with a similar jam.
This is a case where a "halfway" test was very helpful.