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Hp 2430tn grinding noise

Grinding noise, not the fuser or gears associated

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SOURCE: gear that drives the fuser unit

Yes one can replace it but it aint no easy job, entire frame needs to come apart, I always change the whole L frame, but gear is available, set aside half a day, take pics or purchase the service manual, it still takes me 40 mins to change a frame on one of these, and you will need to go that far then some to get to just the gear in frame..
7deadab.jpg Link to part number/price/purchase of fuser drive gear

Not such a easy job, you have been warned from one who knows OK

Good luck

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

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SOURCE: "machine gun clicking" sound - fuser drive/motor gear area

Sometimes the clicking noise can come for the developer cartridge or the drum. you can carefully take them out and see if they turn freely.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Lexmark C720 grinding noise & fuser damage

From the site of your Picture, you need a new fuser unit.
The coasting is peeling off... that is not good. And I will bet you get allot of paper jams.

To replace the fusing unit is not hard to do. For the most part taking the covers off the machine and getting them back on is the hard part... Let the fuser unit cool down before you touch it..

Just remember to unplug the machine, Electronic Static Discharge is not good for the Boards in it, touch the metal chassis before you touch the boards if you don’t have a wrist strap) get your self a table and some room to work and take your time.

Take the toner cartridges out
I would do a maintenance kit while I had it apart. (rollers, transfer rollers etc)
Vacuum it out; clean it while you have it open.
(Warning toner and developer is very fine, you might need a vacuum with a micro filter on it, other wise it might go every where)

The service Manual has details on how to do all this. If you follow that you should be ok.
You could try to get all the parts to Fix the fuser unit, but it is easier and faster, cheaper to replace the whole thing. Some places offer a core exchange.

If you need any assistance let me know...

This is from Lexmark,6970,204816596_846034106_306769501_en,00.html?tabId=1

These are various other places that offer parts and supplies.

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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SOURCE: HP P3005 making grinding noises

You need to change out the 3 lower gears and then you should be finem Part numbers " RU5-0955, RU5-0960, RU5-0962, " You can google those and your get what you want. that should take care of the grinding noise. I had the same issue.

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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SOURCE: how to replace fuser drive assembly on HP laserjet,%20Service%20Manual.pdf

Hi, this is a link to the service manual for this printer. It may help you with replacing the part

Posted on Jan 01, 2010

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