The Biggest Don'ts in Multifunction Printer Maintenance

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If you're looking to create a maintenance routine for your multifunction printer but aren't sure where to start, you've come to the right place! Here are some things to avoid--and what to do instead.

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Multifunction printers are hardy. They can function without constant worry and work on your part, they have built-in security measures, and they tend to be solid and reliable. However, even the hardiest multifunction printer needs some TLC; regular maintenance can keep these machines working harder for longer, and it'll save you money in repairs, too.

To create a multifunction printer maintenance plan, you first need to know what not to do. Here are some big "don'ts" to protect your printer, your budget, and yourself!

Don't try to fix an unfamiliar problem.

If you notice something seriously wrong with your machine and you aren't sure exactly what's going on or how to fix it, you shouldn't jump right in.

Do call your provider, technician, or repair service to help out. The pros have all the right training and tools!

Don't pull the plug.

Sudden shutdowns can jolt your multifunction printer's entire system, which can cause even bigger problems down the line.

Do perform a complete, proper shutdown if you need to power down the device.

Don't neglect the basics.

When you neglect little tasks like regular cleaning and software updates, you put stress on your machine--which, in turn, will negatively impact its longevity and performance.

Do create a schedule for regular maintenance. It can be quick and easy, and, even better, it will help you avoid little issues (like paper jams) as well as big issues (like needing to replace the entire machine).

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