asked Dec 26, 2000 at 2:22pm
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Laserwriter II fuser smear

My pages have a lengthwise smear that reminds me of the Shoud of Turin. I read through all of these message boards and discovered that I could look at my fuser roller by opening the back door.

I did that. The roller is silver colored, and the silver color seems to be just a plastic covering over a black roller. On my roller, the silver plastic is torn at the exact spot that the printer smears its output.

Will you please email me when you get more of these fuser assemblies?

By the way, I removed my old fuser and now I have a loose spring. It looks like a ball point pen spring, built for compression only. It doesn't have hooks on the ends. It's 3/4 inch long and 1/4 inch in diameter, with 6 coils.

What's my most likely screwup? Do you know where this goes?

by Chris on Dec 26, 2000 at 3:18pm Add comment
We should have them sometime this week. The only spring that fits that description goes under the bushings on the rubber pressure roller.
by moe on Dec 26, 2000 at 5:15pm Add comment
Thanks Moe. I'll take a look at the bushings. I assume you mean the rubber roller in the fuser, right?
by Chris on Dec 26, 2000 at 8:22pm Add comment
Your assumption is correct.
by moe on Dec 26, 2000 at 11:00pm Add comment

O ordered and installed your paper pickup kit for this Laserwriter II. I installed it today in about 30 minutes.

Just wanted to say how fabulous your instructional video is. The procedure is really easy when you can see how to do it. I imagine this would be very hard to write clearly. The video is awesome.

Since I installed the kit, paper pickup is perfect. It's amazing! Yesterday it could hardly feed anything successfully. Now it's perfect.

By the way, that spring isn't from the fuser roller. I also had the registration assembly out and am checking there. Also, could it be from the paper tray? The printer is working great, however. Maybe it's not an important spring.


by Chris on Dec 29, 2000 at 10:24pm Add comment

One other thing. In the video, you mentioned tightening the three screws that have the habit of coming out and falling into the toner cartridge...well I only have two screws there. The right one has already fallen out.

Should I worry? Move the center screw to the right hole? or do nothing?


by Chris on Dec 30, 2000 at 4:17am Add comment
Do you have digital imaging capability where you could send me a picture of the spring? I wouldn't worry about 2 screws holding it as long as they are tight. Worst one I ever saw was one screw left, halfway out. They did have imaging problems.
by moe on Jan 1, 2001 at 4:48pm Add comment

I found another site on the web where they sell parts and have online diagrams. As far as I can tell, there are only a few compression springs in this particular engine and mine are all intact. The printer is working beautifully.

As I bought the printer used, I suspect that this spring was dropped in long ago and I just happened to find it on the bottom. But I'll send a picture anyway.

by Chris on Jan 1, 2001 at 5:38pm Add comment
Do you have fuser roller replacement kits avaiable?

Les Krawitz
by unknown on Aug 17, 2001 at 1:52pm Add comment
We sell the whole fuser on our Special Deals page.
by moe on Aug 17, 2001 at 3:30pm Add comment