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Cleaning the Printer Exterior

Clean the printer regularly to maintain better printing quality and help prevent problems.

To ensure a comfortable working environment, clean the printer exterior about once a month.

  1. Turn printer off.

  2. Unplug power cord from outlet.


    • Always turn off the printer and unplug the power cord before cleaning or maintenance. Accidentally leaving the printer on poses a risk of injury if you touch moving parts inside the printer.
  3. Wring out soft cloth with water or watered-down neutral detergent, and use it to wipe off dirt.

    Clean the printer exterior and the power cord plug.


    • Never use flammable solvents such as alcohol, benzene, or thinner. If these substances come into contact with electrical components inside the printer, there is a risk of fire or electrical shock.


    • If the output guide is dirty, it may soil the edge of the paper when the paper is cut. We recommend cleaning the output guide even if it does not appear dirty, because it may actually be covered with paper dust.

    • Do not use tissue paper, paper towels, rough-textured cloth, or similar materials for cleaning so as not to scratch the surface.
    • When neutral detergent is used, be sure to wipe off the detergent with soft cloth with water.
  4. When dirt is wiped off, wipe off water with dry soft cloth.

  5. Plug power cord into outlet.