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Mutoh 1204 Flusing Pad ...curling!

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by custom sign center, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. custom sign center

    custom sign center Member

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    I just replaced this pad assembly 2 weeks ago because the last one curled up but it had been in for about 2 months. It made a slight knocking noise when the print head moved over it. I just figured it was time to replace it so I didn't think twice about it. I've had the printer for almost 2 years & this just started happening.
    I keep the printer well maintained so I'm a little puzzled as to why this just started.
    Everything was fine.... ran it through a normal clean cycle this morning....started to print and heard the same knocking noise as the print head was returning over the capping station so I canceled the print, moved the print head out of the way to check things out and found this bent upwards.
    The picture is a bit blurry but you can see the curve to it.
    mutoh pad 1204.jpg
    any ideas?
     
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  2. MacDaddy

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    That's odd... Never seen one do that before... Try another one and let's see what happens... Has anything in the environmental conditions in your shop changed recently?
     
  3. Designer Wraps

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    Call Mutoh ... they're really good about helping out their customers ...
     
  4. custom sign center

    custom sign center Member

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    No, the temp and shop conditions are same as always. I just don't get it. Maybe the plastics they're made from changed? I'll see what I can find out & update you.
     
  5. PMG

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    I had the same issue...they now say when you change the pad you must change the carriage as well. SW sales this as a replacement kit for 28$
     
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  6. MacDaddy

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    Thanks..................
     
  7. ryanmfritz

    ryanmfritz New Member

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    Does anyone have a good source for frosted or clear acrylic purchases? It seems I have only retail like offices in my area and would like to order in a wholesale price environment. thank you.
     
  8. ProWraps™

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    the box is warped. this happens over time from the heat of the printer. replace the box. pmg is correct $28 at signwarehouse.com for the kit.

    um wtf?
     
  9. PMG

    PMG Very Active Member

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    :thread :thread :thread :thread :thread :thread :thread :thread :thread :thread
     
  10. warlind

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    We had the same problem - our rep came out and replaced it with a different design. There is a plasic frame under the pad - works so far.....
     
  11. PMG

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    here is what the new ones look like.....i just got this in the mail today. And from the looks of it the pad is now made into the carriage .
     

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  12. custom sign center

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    I did replace the whole thing...they're sold as a set. Paid the same price and ordered 2 of them.
    It looks like this may have been an issue so they re-designed it. Next time I'll make sure I get the updated version.
    Thanks for everyones input!
    Have a great week-end! do something FUN!
     
  13. MacDaddy

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    Cool, Thanks..............
     
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