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LOUD thumping noise when printing

I was printing just fine until it started making this thumping noise when it was printing.  Not only is it making a lot of noise it's also putting creases horizontaly in the paper along with smudging the ink.  I have taken it apart cleaned it and made sure that there wasn't any obstructions in the way, but the thumping noise is coming from the very top back part of the printer.  Anyone know what this might be?

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Re: LOUD thumping noise when printing

Fuser/ upper heat roller/film or lower pressure roller has lost it's coating, nees new fuser assembly (hot bit at back) about $150 plus labour

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Two possibilities I can provide:

1. The fuser pressure roller is out of round and the noise is the flat spot hitting the hot roller on every rotation.

2. These printers have an envelope mode that activates a solenoid in the fuser when printing envelopes to force air out of an envelope.

If it makes the noise constantly then it is the fuser. If only as the page is exiting then it is the envelope mode.

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That noise you are hearing is most likely coming from the fuser assy. What happens is the lower pressure roller is the fuser gets a flat spot on it and causes the thumping noise your talking about. As long as the print quality is ok I would live with it uless you want to pay a tech to rebuild your fuser assy.

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Issue Unexpected noise (clicking, thumping, grinding, squealing, and so forth) from an HP all-in-one can be caused by a problem with the ink carriage or the scanner. Solution Follow the steps below in the order presented to determine the source and resolution for the noise. Step one: Checking the scanner This step applies only to products equipped with a flatbed scanner.
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