by Karen Jones
Everyone is familiar with the frustration of a broken laminator. You may have thought you could never put your laminator to use again, but it's easy to fix! All you need is a little patience and few materials. First, remove the old rubber rollers from the roller assembly by prying them out with a flathead screwdriver.
Next, cut two pieces of rubber tubing that are each about 2" in length. Slip one piece over each roller shaft, and press them into place so that the end of the tubing is flush with the end of the shaft. Finally, use a hot glue gun to attach the new rollers to the old laminator housing. Let the glue cool and harden for about 15 minutes, and your laminator should be good as new!
If your laminator isn't heating up, there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the problem. First, make sure that the laminator is plugged in and that the power is turned on. If it's still not heating up, check to see if the fuse has blown or if there is a problem with the circuit breaker. If that's not the problem, then you may need to replace the heating element. To do this, unplug the laminator and remove the cover. The heating element is located in the back of the unit and is usually marked with an "H" or "HE." Disconnect the wires from the old element and connect them to the new one. Replace the cover and plug the laminator back in. It should now be heating up properly.
If your laminator still isn't heating up, there may be a problem with the motor or the thermostat. In this case, you'll need to take the laminator to a repair shop for service.
If the laminator isn't feeding your documents correctly, the problem may be with the feed roller. The feed roller is the small, rubber wheel at the front of the laminator that grabs and feeds your documents into the machine. If it's not working properly, you can try to fix it by cleaning it off with a toothbrush. First, unplug the laminator and let it cool down for a few minutes. Then use a toothbrush to scrub off any dirt or debris that may be blocking the roller. You can also try spraying some WD-40 on the roller to help it move more easily.
If the lamination is coming apart, you may need to replace the laminating film. The laminating film is the thin, plastic sheet that Laminate your documents. You can buy replacement film at most office supply stores. First, unplug the laminator and let it cool down for a few minutes. Then use a sharp knife to cut the old laminating film off the documents. Be careful not to cut the documents themselves. Finally, attach a new piece of laminating film to the documents and run them through the laminator again.
If the laminator is misaligned, you may need to realign it. First, unplug the laminator and let it cool down for a few minutes. Then use a screwdriver to loosen the screws on the back of the laminator. Be careful not to lose any of the screws. Next, carefully move the laminator so that it's aligned correctly. Once it's in place, tighten the screws back up.
If your laminator isn't working properly, the first thing you should try is cleaning it off. Unplug the laminator and let it cool down for a few minutes. Then use a toothbrush to scrub off any dirt or debris that may be blocking the roller. You can also try spraying some WD-40 on the roller to help it move more easily.
It doesn't matter how old your laminator is, it can be fixed! In this blog post you've learned what to do if the machine isn't heating up or jammed. We also provided instructions for fixing a misaligned laminator and cleaning out dust particles that have found their way inside of the device. Have you tried any of these tips yet? If not, we hope they will come in handy next time your laminator needs some love. Let us know which one worked best for you by leaving a comment below!
About Karen Jones
Karen Jones has always been a writer at heart. As a freelance writer and social media marketing consultant for the last decade, she's honed her skills in crafting catchy and interesting articles that reel in readers. She also enjoys traveling, which is where she gets most of her ideas for her writing. In fact, if you can't find Karen around her friends and family, it's likely because she's holed up in her home office working on refining her writing composition and printing press!