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Paper Jam - now terribly noisy!

I had a paper jam and removed it. However now my machine is making a rasping sound. Like a roller is catching on something. I opened the front, tool out the ink but could see nothing. Opened the back too - still cannot see anything obvious.

The print copies are still coming out OK. I am sure it is something quite simple to fix.

Any ideas on where I can start?

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  • Ukap Dec 13, 2007

    Now it is not printing. The ink cartridge is chewing up paper

    ..... I need help!!! The rasping noise is louder

  • Ukap Dec 28, 2007

    thanks - not the toner cartridge...makes the same noise when toner is out. Can the "fuser gear" be fixed or replaced??

  • mercuryboyan Jan 03, 2008

    Our MFC-8440 started making a loud clicking noise as it prints. This
    started around the same time that a 'Change Drum Soon' message came up,
    but after inserting a new drum, the annoying and repetitive clicking continued.



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Fuser gear cracked from the sound of it or non oem or recycled toner cart that is too stiff to turn correctly

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    Soulvisitor Dec 28, 2007

    Does the noise come from rear left or front right? or ??

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    Soulvisitor Dec 28, 2007

    should be RR if fuser fault and facing machine.

  • Soulvisitor
    Soulvisitor Dec 28, 2007

    Check noise is not present with drum removed too

    pic of fuser from machine rear

    pic of gears that break in fuser

    Can also be rego rollers and gears where was difficult jam?



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