The meter is not sealing the envelope, or is only partially sealing the envelope.
Sealing issues are usually caused by inadequate sealant in the moistener tank or problems with the wick or brush in the moistener.
- Be sure to slide the envelope flap under the edge of the feed deck. Otherwise, the moistener cannot wet the flap.
- Check the sealant level by looking at the sight glass on the left side of the moistener tank.
- If the sealant level is low, add E-Z Seal® solution until it reaches the bottom of the fill hole. Do not overfill the moistener tank.
- If the tank was empty, allow 30 minutes for the moistener brush and wick to get completely wet before you try to use the moistener.
- Check if the moistener brush is dry. If it is:
- Try wetting the moistener brush manually.
- If the brush dries out quickly, replace the moistener wick*.
- Check if the moistener brush is dirty. If it is, remove the moistener brush, clean it in plain water, and rinse thoroughly. If the brush will not rinse clean, replace the moistener brush*.
- Check if the moistener brush is worn. If it is, replace the moistener brush*.
*You can order a Moistener Replacement Kit (#946-1) from the supply line, which includes a wick, shield, and brush assembly.
UPDATED: September 26, 2017