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.
Top 5 Transfer Belt Problems
Dings and dents to belt
Toner Reservoir get full and pours back on belts
Cleaning blade warping
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.
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
Light or dark streaks on edges
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.
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.