Paper crinkles in fuser
Posted on 2007-12-04
My Lexmark Optra Rt+ b&w laser printer has been a workhorse for several years. Just this week, for no apparent reason, it has started consistently crinkling the paper as it feeds through the fuser (it happened every once in a while previously, but is now consistent). Heavy paper (24 pound) or labels still make it through without crinkles, but standard paper, including slightly textured letterhead, shows a jagged wrinkle.
B&W lasers have become inexpensive enough that I'm reluctant to spend a lot on getting this repaired, but I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for a possible fix I could do myself.