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CLicking noise when you try to copy

When you try to copy it makes a sound similiar to a card in the spoke of a bicycle. The copy is still made and the quality doesnt seem to be affected. Is there a failsafe that would make this sound, when service is needed? Thanks to anyone that can help

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  • trustee1 Nov 06, 2007

    I did as you suggested and it stills seems to be an issue. I took the rear panel off and the sound seems to be coming from the area around the end of two rotating pieces. They both move around in clockwise motion. I just cant seem to find the problem without taking more apart and before I do I wanted to see if there was an easier solution that I may be overlooking. Thanks so much for your time in responding, its much appreciated.

  • trustee1 Nov 13, 2007

    Jules, I looked into the copier further to try to find the noise and it appears to be coming from the end of the drum. When I removed the drum I also removed the back cover of the copier and followed where the drum was attatched. I located two plastic wheels that move gears that connect to the drum as well as other rotating parts. The wheel nearest the finisher when you spin it and the drum is put back in, it makes the clicking noise. When the drum is out the wheel can spin freely without any noise. Does this lead me to buying a new drum unit? Or ? I also noted after making some copies today it came up with an ERROR Code F2-37 maitnence required. I appreciate any guidance you are able to provide



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Hi im jules_09.have you check the transfer unit?may there is a piece of paper stock inside that the sensor doesnt seem to see,if no try try to see were its coming from it may be coming from the fuser unit or drum unit,any if you want to know where.full out the drum unit then try to rotate the drum gently to 360 degrees.check the gear at the where the drum gear is connected,sometimes there are plastic gear that are easily worn out also the drum gear.and at the fuser just full it out then see the fusing gear also the hot roller or upper fuser.rty lobricating the busing with oil just be carefull not to put oil in the opc drum

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