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valuejet maintenance

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by postnetnc133, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. postnetnc133

    postnetnc133 Member

    Apr 18, 2009
    Looking for help.

    1. how do I go about finding a technician able to work on our mutoh if we didnt buy from a local dealer? I went to mutoh.com and in my area (Charlotte, NC) I am told there is only fellers in the area everyone else is too far.

    2. I purchased some items from another print shop that closed and he also had a mutoh that was working when he closed but time got away and everything sat in storage for 3 yrs. He gave me the mutoh for nothing and I am hoping to bring this baby back to life.

    I am not familair with working on mutoh or solvent printers. I have a canon 8400 which we have had for 7-8 yrs and this thing never needs work but I know solvent inks work differently.

    Is this something I can possibly do myself or better to get a tech involved?
  2. Jim Doggett

    Jim Doggett Very Active Member

    Feb 17, 2008
  3. FatCat

    FatCat Very Active Member

    Feb 12, 2007
    Columbus, Ohio
    I am guessing you got a 1204? If so, and if it is has sat for 3 years without being properly flushed for long-term storage, I would expect you'll likely need to replace everything in the ink train. (Maintenance station, head, dampers and ink lines.) Parts alone will likely be around $2500-$3000 - less a tech.

    However, re-building shouldn't be too bad if you are mechanically inclined. Plus, it would give you a good education and plenty of experience to service and maintain yourself in the future.

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