After sending a job to print, the printer starts making loud grinding noises as though a gear is slipping. After a few seconds the right side of the front cover will pop open and printing will stop.
I am able to finish printing by forcing the front cover against the printer with my hand, though I feel the printer pushing the cover into my hand. As soon as I let go, the door pops open and printing stops.
If you used a non samsung toner cartridge replace it with another of a different brand or a samsung one. when it pushes the cover open look to see which toner cartridge is pushed out and replace that one
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Old age printer, Remove right,left, back & top doors. check fuser assm screws tighten or slacked? if its slacked use more lengthy screws for tighten the fuser.Apply grease for the gears to avoid the friction. Open main motor assembly clean entire gears, lubricate & fix it back..Check any gears are warn out, replace it if possible...Best of luck..
I found another posting stating that the culprit was the black toner cartridge. Sure enough I changed our black cartridge and the grinding noise has stopped. No wonder the grinding noise was not happening all the time only when the black cartridge got low. Thanks for the help!
Remove any paper trays. Inspect them for wrinkled or damaged paper.
Also open the back cover of the printer if this model has one.
Open any other doors that give access to the printer's paper path and to the toner or ink cartridge.
If necessary, remove the toner or ink cartridge. Place it away from light/ sun light to avoid damaging it.
If you find a piece of jammed paper, remove it by holding it with both hands and pulling firmly. The goal is to keep the paper from tearing. If several pieces are jammed together, try pulling out the middle piece first to loosen the jam.
If the paper does tear, try rotating the roller gears manually to free the paper. Don't force anything, though. Do this step especially if the jam message comes up repeatedly without any obvious paper jam, there may be a small tear of paper inside.
Ones the printer is free of paper Replace the toner or ink cartridge and paper trays, close any doors you opened and turn the printer back on.
If the printer paper jam message still appears, then there is still some paper in the printer. Reinspect the paper path.
see alternative if the problem is still not solved.
alternative : Load a piece of thick paper, for example photo paper and press the resume button (may be diffrent button on diffrent models) a few times to the printer picks up the paper and puts it through the machine.
It is passable the grinding noise is coming from one of the toner cartridges in the printer.
Check for any toner cartridges which are stiff or difficult to turn by hand
Replace and refilled toners or compatible toners with original manufactures toners.
If you have alternative toners available replace each toner in turn to see if the cause can be identified to a particular toner.
Could be a faulty toner.
Check if the gears on the tonercartridiges still rotate. Had this problem on a CLP300 a while back : locked gear on the Black toner, causing a "snap-like" sound during printing.
So take out each colour, and see if you can rotate the gear protuding from that cartridige.
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.