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Gears grinding with Brother Intellifax 4100

I put a paper in the automatic feeder and then tried to remove it but the paper was already feeding through. I pulled it out and now the machine is making a terrible grinding sound when it prints or receives faxes. The sound is coming from the front left when facing the machine. I removed the toner cartridge and cleaned it, but that didn't solve the problem. I am probably going to need to take it somewhere to be fixed, but thought I'd try this first.

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Re: gears grinding with Brother Intellifax 4100

Does it only make the noise when printing. Do you hear the noise when sending out faxes? I have heard grinding noises onlt when using poor quality toner refills, or the fuser gear and or drive gear asm is stripped. First try a known good OEM toner.

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