Toner waste bottles collect excess toner generated during printing. Replacing the waste toner bottle when it is full is important to ensure proper printer functionality and avoid potential spills or damage. Here are the general steps to replace a Ricoh waste toner bottle:
Note: The specific steps may vary depending on your Ricoh model, so it’s essential to consult your printer’s user manual for model-specific instructions. Additionally, follow safety precautions and wear appropriate protective gear if needed.
40 Second video: How to empty the Ricoh Waste Toner Bottle
Locate the Waste Toner Bottle: #
Ricoh MFP printers and copiers have a waste toner bottle inside. When you open the front cover or access panel, you will find the waste and toner cartridges in the printer.
Identify the Waste Toner Bottle: #
The waste toner bottle is usually a clear or translucent container with a colored cap (often orange or green). The waste toner bottle collects excess toner.
Remove the Old Waste Toner Bottle: #
Carefully grasp the waste toner bottle by its handle or designated gripping areas. Gently pull it out of its housing within the printer. Be cautious not to spill any waste toner.
Dispose of the Old Waste Toner: #
Safely dispose of the old waste toner bottle according to local regulations and guidelines for waste disposal. Do not empty or reuse the old waste toner bottle.
Prepare the New Waste Toner Bottle: #
Take the new waste toner bottle out of its packaging. Ensure that it is clean and free of any obstructions.
Insert the New Waste Toner Bottle: #
Carefully slide the new waste toner bottle into the empty slot or compartment. Ensure that it is securely in place.
Close the Front Cover or Access Panel: #
Gently close the printer’s front cover or access panel until it clicks into place.
Reset the Waste Toner Counter (if required): #
Some Ricoh printers may require you to reset the waste toner counter after replacing the waste toner bottle. Refer to your printer’s manual for instructions on how to do this.
Test the Printer: #
Print a test page or run a printer self-test to ensure that the printer is functioning correctly and that there are no error messages related to the waste toner bottle.
By following these steps and consulting your specific Ricoh printer’s manual, you should be able to replace the waste toner bottle safely and efficiently, keeping your printer in good working condition.