E555-007-01 Top Heater Assembly
Fits the BP555e series gummed tape dispensers. Low voltage!
The function of the heater is to warm up the water at the tips of the brush. This helps to reactivate the dried glues on water activated tape. If the tape is not sticking well we recommend cleaning the E555-132-01 moistening brushes. Dirty brushes can become gunked up and do not properly scratch the dried glues on the tape. Most tapes require very little heat.
In some instances the main circuit board may be at fault. If the heater does not operate, and you have multiple dispensers, check the main circuit board by installing a heater from an identical machine in known working condition to see if it heats .
When replacing the heater, clean the plate that snaps under the heater of all tape debris. Make sure the shear guide rollers are cleaned and reinstalled when you slide the shaft through the heater. Replace the shear guide rollers if the holes are oblong.
If your machine is the BP555eSA you will also need to transfer the tape sensor. We normally wiggle it off with a flat head screw driver, and snip the zip ties. Set the heater to 2/3 open.
Every 6 months lift the heater and scrape any build up of adhesives off the underside of the heater using a window scraper. A build up of adhesives may cause the tape to jam.
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