Typically, cleaning your printer will save you from endless paper jams and smudged printouts. In addition, cleaning your printer will prolong its lifespan, thereby saving you money. Before you start the cleaning process, however, it is important to check the manufacturer’s documentation. You might end up doing more harm than good when you use the wrong cleaning supplies. Check the warnings and the recommended cleaning products before you start cleaning.
Firstly, it is important to note that ink and toner residues in your printer do not affect the printer performance. Therefore, you should clean the essential parts that require cleaning in order to limit the risks. You can clean the print cartridge, paper rollers, printer heads and the printer exterior. In case you want to wipe the interior part, you should use distilled water and a microfiber cloth. Before you start cleaning, unplug the printer from power.