Preventive and Corrective Maintenance
13291L-001 Rev. A S4M Maintenance Manual 10/27/05
No lubrication is needed for this printer.
Specific cleaning procedures are provided on the following pages. Table 24 shows the
recommended cleaning schedule.
Clean the Exterior
You may clean the exterior surfaces of the printer with a lint-free cloth and a small amount of a
mild detergent, if necessary. Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaning agents or solvents.
Caution • Some commercially available lubricants will damage the finish and the
mechanical parts if used on this printer.
Important • Zebra is not responsible for damage caused by the use of cleaning fluids on this
Table 24 • Recommended Cleaning Schedule
Area Method Interval
Printhead Solvent* Direct Thermal Mode: After every roll of
media (or 500 feet of fanfold media).
Thermal Transfer Mode: After every roll of
ribbon or three rolls of media.
These intervals are intended as guidelines only.
You may have to clean more often, depending
upon your application and media.
Platen roller Solvent*
Media sensors Air blow
Ribbon sensor Air blow
Media path Solvent*
Ribbon path Solvent*
Pinch roller. (part of Peel-Off option) Solvent*
Tear-off/peel-off bar Solvent* Once a month.
Take-label sensor Air blow Once every six months.
* Zebra recommends using Preventive Maintenance Kit (part number 47362) or a solution of 90% Isopropyl and
10% deionized water)