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The 4100 Printers in my office make a horrible grinding noise. The drum units constantly need replacing because they get stripped out and the grinding noise starts again.. Is there a more permanant solution to getting rid of this noise other than replacing drum units constantly? Is there a wheel or something inside the fax machine that is causing the drum units to strip and create the grinding noise?

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Definitely drum drive gear is cracked or stripped. Can be replaced by qualified tech. Part costs a few dollars. Alot of tear down involved. I charge about $75.00to repair that problem

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A good solution it to go paperless and get a fax number that sends faxes to an email address. Then train your staff to send faxes from the pc they use. Many copiers can be set up to be fax machines as well.

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Seems like the drum drive gear is bad, and is not meshing w/the drum causing it to strip the drum gear.

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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