How To Replace the Waste Toner Container on Your Xerox Printer (AltaLink B8100s and C8100s)

Submitted by Matthew Eberhart on Mon, 08/28/2023 - 06:54

To keep your printer running optimally, you need to replace supplies on time. 

This means keeping up with service timelines and having damaged parts replaced when necessary. 

Although the waste toner container on your Xerox printer may be an afterthought for you, it is still important to replace it when necessary. But the waste container replacement process varies between models, which can make it complicated for those who don’t know much about printer maintenance.

The relatively simple process of changing parts can be made more complicated and confusing by inexperience or poorly written instruction inserts. Luckily, watching someone else replace the waste toner container on the same Xerox machine or reading a quick how-to article before you try replacing a part on your own is a great, easy way to save yourself valuable time.

At STPT, we make it our goal to provide quality printing information that is easy to understand, so you know where to go to find answers to your print questions. 

We provide quick how-to printing tutorials with video, photo, and written instructions so you can easily solve your printing problems, and we use our printer expertise to help you solve printer tech problems quickly and simply.

Using a how-to guide streamlines the learning process, so you can rely on a knowledgeable print expert to walk you through the toner replacement process in a few easy steps. 

In this blog, our top-notch service technician Matthew, will explain how to quickly change the waste toner container on several different Xerox printer models so you can get back down to business. 

As a service technician at STPT, Matthew simplifies printer maintenance. His how-to quick printer fixes on YouTube have been a big hit, so he’s put together this article to provide a quick, easy-to-read tutorial for those of you who prefer written directions.

Take the pressure off by trusting our STPT printer specialists to help you through it. With almost 40 years in the business, our team has the expertise to make the replacement process quick and easy for you.

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Waste Toner Replacement for Xerox AltaLink B8100s or C8100s Series Printers

Toner is a powdery substance applied to paper to create an image when you print or copy on a laser machine. Laser printer toner is usually contained within an easy-to-use cartridge to keep things from getting messy. 

Xerox waste toner containers are specially designed for specific model printers. They help contain extra toner and waste products, so your printer can continue to produce quality prints without interruption. 

Xerox waste containers are made to be easy to replace so you can get back to work, but sometimes it helps to have someone walk you through the process step-by-step.

In this how-to guide, Matthew explains how to replace waste toner containers for the following compatible Xerox printer models: 

•    AltaLink B8145
•    AltaLink B8155 
•    AltaLink B8170 
•    AltaLink C8130
•    AltaLink C8135
•    AltaLink C8145
•    AltaLink C8155
•    AltaLink C8170  

The AltaLink 8000 series replaced the WorkCentre 7800 series; however, the AltaLinks have recently been updated to the AltaLink 8100s. This is a mid-level multifunction machine that prints, copies, scans, and faxes.

For the purpose of this how-to guide, Matthew will be walking through replacement on a Xerox AltaLink C8170 model printer, but the process is the same for any compatible printer model.

Different machines have different supply items and settings. That’s why it is important to follow the instructions specific to your Xerox printer model. For more information about replacing waste toner containers on different Xerox printer models, check out:

•    How To Replace the Waste Toner Container on Your Xerox Printer (VersaLink C400s, Phaser 6600s, WorkCentre 6600s)

Let’s uncomplicate printer maintenance by walking through toner replacement. You can follow the process by reading the written instructions provided below (with pictures) or you can watch the video linked at the top of the blog.

Part One: Remove Old Waste Toner Container 

1. Open the front cover on your printer. 

2. In the lower righthand corner, you’ll see your toner waste container.  

Pull handle

3. Grab the orange handle and pull the container straight out.

4. On top of the container is another, smaller orange handle (pictured below.) Make sure to hold the container level using this handle

Pull handle

This is important because the waste container is made to store excess toner and other printing waste; you want to keep it level to avoid messy spillage.  

It is also important to note that the replacement process will be the same whether your machine is a color printer of monochrome model.

Part Two: Insert New Waste Toner Container 

1.    After removing the new container from its box, you will insert it into the slot on the machine the same way you removed it.

2.    Set the container in its slot and carefully slide it straight back into the machine until you hear a click.

3.    Shut the font cover on your printer.

And that’s it! 

Your waste container should be properly installed so you can get back to work without any printer maintenance hassles.
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