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How to Clean and Maintain The HP Color LaserJet Transfer Belt ITB ETB Assemblies

Updated: Nov 18, 2019

What does a HP transfer belt do?


The transfer kit is a printer part that has a black polymer belt which carries the CMYK color toner and transfers the particles from the cartridge uniformly onto the paper.


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Top 5 Transfer Belt Problems

  1. Dings and dents to belt

  2. Toner Reservoir get full and pours back on belts

  3. Worn Belt

  4. Cleaning blade warping

  5. Not Resetting page count

Note: Before attempting any of they these physical solutions, run several full calibrations on the laser printer as they may resolve many image issues.

Transfer Belt Ding Damage Will Cause Repetitive Marks Down Page on HP Color Laser Printers
Transfer Belt Ding Damage Will Cause Repetitive Marks Down Page on HP Color Laser Printers

WARNING SERVICE NOTES

  • Do not touch transfer belt as oils on fingers can contaminate the black polymer transfer belt

  • Rotating the black polymer belt in the wrong direct can damage the belt.

  • Do NOT handle the transfer belt by the black shiny polymer material. Dings and scratches in transfer belt may show up on prints.

  • Do not expose the belt to light for any length of time as it is light sensitive.

Printer Defects related to bad transfer belt

  • Registration errors

  • Blurring print

  • Spotting

  • Color fringing

  • Light or dark streaks on edges

  • Faded Print

  • Repeated defects

  • Long Toner line on black polymer belt may mean the belt or wipe needs replacement.

Rotating Belt In The Working Direction

Position the transfer belt so the The black or blue handles is closest to you. To rotate the belt use the gear or grab the belt from both sides carefully, slowly and evenly pull the black belt toward you.

Position the transfer belt so the the black or blue tabs and pin ball flippers are closest to you. To rotate the belt use the gear or grab the belt from both sides carefully, slowly and evenly pull the black belt toward you
Position the transfer belt so the the black or blue tabs and pin ball flippers are closest to you. To rotate the belt use the gear or grab the belt from both sides carefully, slowly and evenly pull the black belt toward you

Cleaning Belt

As you rotate belt wipe clean sections at a time with lint free cloth with a little alcohol.


While cleaning belt inspect for dings scratches or wrinkles. These cannot be repaired and you must purchase a replacement belt.

Legacy Laser Printer Transfer Belts 4600 46500 5500 5550 etc

Color laser Transfer kit's on older models do not have a waste toner reservoir hopper. The toner cartridge themselves collect the excess toner.