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Re: make grinding noise
If you will notice that there is a transparent film that the printhead goes through to be able to print. That transpatent film is actually coded to be able to tell the print head in which direction and when to print characters. It is dirty and you need to take like a q-tip with isopropyl alcohol to clean it so it knows where to print and does not go back and forth to find a position to print. God bless you.
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It sounds as though a sheet of paper or an envelope bunched up and has jammed inside. Until that is removed from the feed roller, you will continue to hear the 'grinding' sound, and won't be able to print anything. Remove the cover from the backside of the machine, then locate and remove the obstruction. If you don't have any such obstruction then you have a mechanical defect which is not user repairable.
Hopefully one of the first four suggestions helped you. If not if you could post more detail as to what kind of noise is the machine making: a grinding noise, a squealing noise, how loud is it. descriptions such as that would be helpful in diagnosing the issue. Without a description of the noise any of those first four posts could be relevant. The easiest thing to try first would of course be a toner cartridge I have experienced them many times making noises especially if they're aftermarket cartridges. Other than that grinding noises are typically fuser related in that machine, with squealing and high pitch noises the description of the noise is very important because it could be a fuse or it could just be dirt in a gear cluster rubbing on a shaft or it could be the laser assembly. Ireally hate to post absolute diagnosis without enough detail especially when it comes to you having to spend more money. Hope this helps.
Grinding sounds on your printer will usually indicate that the gears are either slipping because they are worn or broken with missing teeth. Another symptom that goes along with the grinding noise would be paper jamming in the machine or a jerky motion of the paper through the printer. Not enough info provided in your post to know for sure
Any time I hear that complaint I cringe. Not because of the noise but what it might be telling me. I usually hear that noise as the hot roller bushings &/or the main gear that drives the fuser is cracking or already cracked and is ready to fail. This causes the roller to bind up hence, the grinding noise. Sometimes a drum can seize and that will also make that sound but if you're able to print OK that is probably not the issue.
Sounds like your Process Drive Assembly has broken its mounting posts and the gears are no longer meshing properly, causing the grinding noise. The drive assy is located on the right side of the machine toward the front. It is held in place with 3 screws. If you wiggle on the gear assy and it moves, then you should go ahead and replace the machine. This is not a do-it-yourself type of repair and should be left to a Xerox Certified Technician if you decide to repair the machine.
This won't be solved without a technician I'm afraid. It sounds to me like the fuser drive gears are worn ( it could be just about anywhere though), but this would account, in many cases, for the crooked , blurred print. whatever the case, there are gears worn, or seized, and in need of replacement. I would recommend calling for service asap, becuse this type of problem will only get worse and could cause further damage to the surrounding drive system the more it is used.
I had a persistant grinding noise about 30 seconds after the printer finished printing. It's been going on about 2 months. I did one thing which seemed to work. So try opening the cover on the back of the machine by lifting upward on the gray lever in the middle of the back of the machine. Leave this cover open during and after printing. The grinding noise went away.
If the paper is an accordion type jam, you should replace the 4 small rollers, the upper feed roller, the upper feed guide, and the lower rollers. all of these are listed on hp's part surfer website. RF5-0425-040cn, RF5-0434-000cn, RF5-0432-000cn, and RF5-0438-000cn respectively. Basically, get a new exit output assembly part number RG5-0456-180cn. Does this help?
It is one of three problems,
1- the developper is starting to go bad, unfortunately with toshiba it is a common problem the seals go bad in the unit the gears are very hard to turn giving a loud grinding noise, although you can rebuild the unit by changing the seals, it's VERY messy and they don't always work ( after spending all that time cleaning and changing the seals and gears and it didn't work, I just started to change the DV unit.) Test by taking out and turning the gear by hand, if you need a plier to turn it, it's bad.
2-the toner itself is a problem, take out the toner and look at wherre it sits there is a gear that turns the toner to feed it in the machine, if it's dirty and has toner it will make noise, test by taking out toner and close machine, does it make the noise without it?
3- cleaning section where the drum is, this is what turns to feed excess toner into the small pastic container, aggravating but not a mechanical problem. And also check the fuser ( where it gets hot)