The Kornit Breeze printer has four origin-limit sensors, two on each axis. When these sensors gets dirty the results is that the printer believes that the print-head group is always in the leftmost or rightmost position or that the t-shirt pallet is always in the loading or end position.
When the printer tries to move the print-head group or the pallet it stops and shows one of the following errors:
“800100F3 limit sensor is triggered” for the print-head axis (scan axis) and “800100ED Unknown error” for the pallet axis (cross scan axis)
More information can be found in the tech panel, very useful also for debugging the problem.
To solve this issue you have to first locate the sensors on the machine and then clean or replace them.
Finding the sensors
Note: on recent models the cross-scan axis optical sensors have been replaced with maintenance-free magnetic sensors
Cleaning the sensors
There is no need to detach the sensors from the machine to try to clean them. You can first tray to remove the dirt with a small brush or compressed air.
This works in most cases but remember to be gentle or you can damage them.
If the problem persists you can try to clean them with a soft swab dipped in Wiping fluid or a generic degreaser and remember to let them dry well before usage.
Note: we strongly suggest to clean gently the cross-scann sensors monthly to prevent this errors and other random glitches.
Deep cleaning the sensors
If the gentle cleaning is not enough you can detach the sensors cable, unscrew the two screws and remove the sensor board from the machine for a deeper cleaning.
On the sensors board there are two optical sensors. The sensor is composed by a red emitter and white receiver boxed in a black plastic enclosure.
With the help of a flat-head screwdriver you can gently try to remove the plastic enclosure and then you can deeper clean the sensors and the enclosure.
When finished put back the enclosure an mount back the board on the machine.
Replacing a defective sensor board
If you are not able to recover the sensors by gentle or deep-cleaning them, then you have to replace the sensors board.
The Kornit original part number is “06-EBRD-0002 Origin + Limit Sensor Assembled PCB” and the price is around 30 €.
Replacing only the sensors
The board is really simple: a connector, the pcb board itself with only few paths and 2 photoelectric sensors model TP806.
The only thing that can break on this board is one of the sensors. You can buy them for 1$ each in a good electronic store or even on Aliexpress