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Our Dell 3100CN pcl6 still prints, but it makes a grinding noise.

Can it be fixed or are we making it worse by running it this way?

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I had the same problem, tried to use the MFP tray, got jam, couldnt't close the rear door and used appropriate force... terrible noise with every print thereafter.
I fiddled with the roller at the back of the MFP tray. It didn't want to move much but after rotating it ~ 45 degrees back and forth it was in a more loose position. That seems to have solved it, no more noise!

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