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I have a HP LaserJet 3053 printer that has been making a clunking sound everytime I print something out. Recently the toner has been smearing on some of the copies, also. Any advice will be helpful.

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  • debrabri Oct 23, 2013

    I only use HP toner - it was making the noise before I changed the toner, too.

  • Gareth Monk Oct 25, 2013

    is the noise coming from the back of the machine or front - will be worth re-seating your fuser.



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Sounds like your toner cartridge is faulty. Has it been clunking since you replaced it - if so have you bought a 3rd party toner - some can be really poor quality. id reccomend getting a hp cartridge or a decent 3rd party

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The problem is most likely with your fuser which is located in the rear of the printer. You may want to remove the fuser to inspect it for visible damage to determine whether it need to be replaced or not. broyyce.pngWhile looking at the back of the printer, pull the rear output door open. Push the door down to disengage the rear door stops (1). You will need a phillips head screwdriver to remove the two screws on each side of the rear cover. Lift the bottom of the cover first to disengage the alignment tabs at the top of the back cover, and then lift the cover away from the printer.

Remove the duplexer inlet guide by releasing two tabs (1) on the guide, and then sliding
the guide toward the back of the printer.


Disconnect two cables at the right, inside, of the device (callout 2), and then disconnect the fuser
power cable at the left side of the device (callout 3).


Remove three self-tapping screws (callout 4) and one grounding screw (callout 5).


Tilt the fuser slightly toward the back of the device, and then slide the fuser out of the back of the
device. Look at the two rollers inside the fuser and turn the gear on the side as you look at it. There may be something stuck inside the printer that is causing it to malfunction. If you see and damage on the fuser you can buy a new one from
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