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How to maintain your Martin Yale P7400 Folding Machine

How to maintain your Martin Yale P7400 Folding Machine

A P7400 is a Light-Duty Paper Folder that can handle up to 8 ½” x 14” paper. If you use your machine a lot, cleaning your rollers at least once a month would be a good maintenance plan. After quite a bit of usage you can even replace the feed tire for your P7400. It is quite easy to do.

If you don’t already have a maintenance kit, it would be a good idea to get one here.

We have a video on how to maintain the P7400 right here:

Here is a list of the components and maintenance instructions that come with your kit:

Whitaker Brothers Roller Cleaner

You may want to use your cleaner at least once a month. Apply Roller Cleaner to the Applicator pad and wash down the black fold rollers. You can advance the rollers with little effort using your hand. (Do not use gloves to protect your hands). If you have done it properly, toner residue will be clearly visible on the applicator pad.

Toner residue causes permanent and irreversible damage to paper folder rollers. Please use roller cleaner regularly to maintain the lifespan of your paper folder.

Applicator Pad

To be used in conjunction with Roller Cleaner. Use the abrasive side of the applicator pad to remove roller build-up. Follow up with the softer side to absorb roller cleaner or any remaining toner. It will remain functional, although the pad will turn dark from absorbing toner.

Back-Up Feed Tire Assembly

Eventually the primary feed tire will wear out. The main symptom of this is an increase in the frequency of feed failures.

Removing the feed assembly: The feed is found by lifting up the top cover of the paper (if your paper folder doesn't have a top cover, the feed tire and assembly should already be visible). Place your fingers underneath the sheath in which the paper disappears and lift. Its assembly and the feed will be exposed. To remove, catch and push on it to both sides -- one of these sides will have a small amount of 'give', which will allow the bar to slide out of the machine's opposite side.

Reinserting the feed tire assembly: To put a new feed assembly in, look for the metal bar's side. Insert that side into the hole that you removed it from. The assembly was replaced if both sides fit in perfectly then. Just swap sides if one side doesn't fit correctly and insert the metal bar into the hole.

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Best Practices

  •  Although toner is an unavoidable Part of paper, you can reduce by providing your paper time to sit down after being printed and dry, the amount of toner which goes through the machine. You may want to consider getting a Paper Jogger, if your procedure does not allow time for that. Joggers are machines that remove toner .
  • The fold plates are removable. Pulling out and lifting up will release them and allow clearing of any jams. It can be challenging to find the"sweet spot" when reinserting the fold plates, but remember that very little effort is required to put them back into position, and they'll feel secure when positioned correctly.
  • If you ever run into continuous misfeeding, before you clean the rollers or replace the feeder tire, check to make certain you inserted the paper underneath the feed . In most paper folders pushing down on the paper tray and allowing the heap of paper slide forward a bit does this. There is a lever that you pull or push which brings the tray down. This is one of the leading causes of service calls on paper folders.

Make sure so they understand how to discuss this post To maintain your folder as well!

If you keep a maintenance schedule for your Martin Yale You should have a happy and healthy machine that will last you for years. Should you Don't maintain it and overuse this model Properly it will not serve you to the fullest.

At PaperFolder Pro we pride ourselves on Customer Education. Please browse all of our free resources to see how to best use our machines.

Check out our Blog Post, Beginners Tips for Operating a Brochure Folding Machine. These tips will help you understand the mechanisms in a paper folder machine. Once you understand how simple and easy these machines are, they will become a necessity in your office!

We provide plenty of tips on how to prevent a paper folder jam in this Blog Post, 7 Easy Ways to Prevent a Paper Folder Jam. There are several preventative measures that can be taken to make sure that your machine runs smoothly.

Don’t hesitate to contact us here or give us a call at 800-243-9226 if you have any questions!


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