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Need Help L25500 Trouble After Belt Replacement

Discussion in 'Hewlett Packard' started by VFT, May 7, 2019.

  1. VFT

    VFT New Member

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    So, I was printing along nicely and my belt shredded. It was a fairly quick and painless replacement, but now I error out. It initializes and then the head slowly moves across, no banging and comes back to the capping station. Then it zips out and throws an 86:01. When I installed the belt I put the new one in exactly the same location as the old. I literally counted the teeth to make sure. I also cleaned the pulley. While I had it apart I also cleaned and lubed the carriage rail. When I put the encoder strip back in, I made sure it was clean and not damaged. I double cleaned and triple cleaned it, but it still does the exact same thing. I uploaded a quick video here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GKL87LdWejn2ldGq1WMwVfV5vecRySmI/view?usp=drivesdk

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. VFT

    VFT New Member

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    I just wanted to post the solution I found to my problem so if anyone else happens to have a similar issue they might find a fix.

    WARNING!! I would not recommend this if you have a warranty or service contract on your printer. I tried it because with a discontinued model, I really had nothing to lose. It was a last ditch effort to finish up the jobs I have pending.

    I used blue masking tape to hold together a thin metal knock out pressed between 2 rubber washers I had laying around. I inserted it at the bottom section of the tensioner pulley. The rubber washers were roughly 1/8" thick each and the knock out was about 1/32. It has made it through initialization, a head alignment and a few small test prints with no issues.

    Hope this helps someone with a similar problem!
     

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  3. phxl

    phxl New Member

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    I cannot thank you enough for sharing this. I was having the exact issue as you showed in your video, and your solution got everything going for me again.

    It's been a painful week. Thanks for clearing up my gray skies!
     
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