Excerpt: As my search for a decent printer continued, I tried the Samsung CLX-3160FN. It is supposed to be a convenient multifunction piece of office equipment: printer, scanner, copier, and fax machine.
Summary: Thank you !! I love this printer ! This was a replacement for one I had. So glad you had the same model. It's perfect, it had never been opened and had everything in it !!! Was pleasantly surprised. It works perfectly. Great price too!!
Summary: I was a littl worried by some of the reviews I read after purchasing, but since using I am very satisfied in this printer. It does everything I could ask for. Most of all the toner is a breeze to change. Excellant printer!
Summary: Tends to stop working after a year due to the solenoid spring losing tension. This is a tiny spring in the driver mechanism. What's worse, it is almost impossible to find a replacement for the spring.
Summary: This is the first time buying a Samsung laser printer. Other then some transfer belt problems at first it works great. The only thing I dont like is the paper feed tray only holds a small amount of paper.
Summary: This "refurbished" printer has error messages and it will cost me to have it "repaired"! I'm not too happy about that but the printer is too large and too heavy for me to lift. I'll attempt to find a repair facility here in Wichita, Kansas that will come to the site and fix it.
Summary: if you are looking for a well built quality printer, keep looking. this printer started having problems at one year, and quit working all together at 1 1/2 years. SAMSUNG is at the top of my do not buy list!
Disappointed, didn't last 3 years - will avoid Samsung printer products in the future
13 January 2011
Summary: Not much to say except that now this printer is failing miserably, lots of jams, random crashes and the software hangs up my PC's. The top part has broken so I have to carefully prop it up when I try to copy or scan, and I'm really the only person who uses this machine. We also replaced a part, the printer drum after it failed only after two years. I tried to talk my colleague out of replacing the part and saving the money for a better machine.
Summary: I own this printer. It worked great at first. Then in just got worse. My print quality is terrible. My scanner has stopped working and it is very difficult to find the toner cartridges at local office supply stores. You can only purchase online.
Summary: Run, don't walk, away from this piece of garbage. Have had it for about 1.5 years for light small business printing. It appears that the transfer belt assembly is shot, a $200 part, far ahead of when I should be replacing it according to my service guy. Couple that with service costs to fix and a less than impressive user experience navigating through how to use it since day one, plus NEVER getting the scanner to work, this goes into my "never again" category.