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Grinding noise, paper won't feed

After clearing a paper jam, I put the paper tray back in and when the printer resets, I get a grinding of gears on the left side. I thought I had to do with damage to my toner/drum, so I replaced both with new units and when I turn it on, the same grinding noise. It sounds like it is trying to cycle through but gears are stuck? I am having the same problem, I read through other troubleshooting solutions and tried not only unplugging the device but unplugging the USB cord also, when I do that and turn it back on, the status light is green and the drum light flashes. Then once I try to print the grinding noise starts, nothing prints and the status light turns red and the paper light flashes. So I don't know if I'm having trouble with the drum, or something else. There is no paper stuck I have taken apart everything I can and checked and cleaned everything!

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SOURCE: Brother HL-5240 drum light flashing

Normally clearing the drum count the machine has to be on open front cover as if to change the drum press and hold the button in for about 10 second then release and shut the door. This should reset the count if not please get back to me and I'll check the service manual to see if anything in that.

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Posted on Feb 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-9420CN Paper Jam Error message w/ loud grinding noiz

please try this

  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Remove any paper trays. Inspect them for wrinkled or damaged paper.
  3. Also open the back cover of the printer if this model has one.
  4. Open any other doors that give access to the printer's paper path and to the toner or ink cartridge.
  5. If necessary, remove the toner or ink cartridge. Place it away from light/ sun light to avoid damaging it.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. If the printer paper jam message still appears, then there is still some paper in the printer. Reinspect the paper path.
  10. 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.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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goes through below link and download the manual and try to clean the paper pick up roller and check i think it will solve your problem .......

Posted on Dec 14, 2009

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SOURCE: My brother HL-5240 won't feed from paper tray,

Pull out a paper cassette, lift up the printer and under you see paper feed roller (it is rubber), just clean roller with cloth and water or alcohol.

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