How To Clean A Postage Meter

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By Dan Barraclough | Updated: 14 October 2019

Most postage meter suppliers sell cleaning kits for their machines. The contents of these kits can vary, but the majority contain lint-free cloths, disposable gloves, alcohol wipes, swabs, air dusters and cleaning solution.

In order to give your postage meter a thorough clean, you should first unplug it from the wall socket. Use a pair of disposable gloves when cleaning to protect your hands.

Cleaning Instructions

The first step is to simply wipe all of the surface area of the postage meter using a damp cloth made from lint-free material.

Next, open the cover of the postage meter and spray the inside of the machine with canned air. This will remove any dirt or dust that has built up inside.

Spray into the cracks and hard to reach areas. Make sure you blow the dust away from the rollers.

Canned air should not damage your postage meter but it’s a good idea not to spray it too close to the sensors.

You can now use cotton swabs to clean the buttons around the meter. This will help to prevent them from sticking as dirt from fingers can build up around the buttons.

Most kits contain a special cleaning solution which is ideal for cleaning the inside rollers. The cleaning solution should also be applied with a damp lint-free cloth.

If you find that there is still some residue left on the rollers, use an alcohol free wipe to remove it.

Once this is done, close the top of the machine. To complete the cleaning process, spray some cleaning solution onto your damp lint-free cloth and wipe the outside of the machine again.

You should clean your postage meter at least once a week to keep it running in peak condition.

This will help to prevent feeding problems and minimize any downtime that you will face should anything go wrong.

Dan Barraclough

Dan’s a Senior Writer at Expert Market, specialising in digital marketing, web design, and photocopiers, amongst other topics.

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