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HP LJ3005n printer is making loud grinding noises from the fuser to the output roller assemblies, but only when the output roller is engaged. The fuser works fine. I tore apart the printer looking for something wrong, other than a loose gear on the swing arm, which is now tight, I can see nothing wrong. Any ideas?

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  • John Twist Jan 20, 2010

    I have run into this problem several times in the field. There is almost no answer for it, it just starts happening. I have never been able to find a solution to it. Replacing the fuser will not stop the noise... There is a plastic piece that is supposed to provide a specific gap between the fuser gear and the output gear and I tried modifiying that by increasing the gap just a little bit, it stopped the noise, but it also began getting printer jams at the fuser.

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Common problem. The fix is to change the fuser AND the fuser idler gear - RU5-0957-000CN. It is a 20 tooth gear. As the teeth wear the noise gets progressively worse.

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Needs a new fuser, but will work fine for a while. If you can stand the noise, go for it.

Posted on Jan 20, 2010

  • jmcdani1 Jan 20, 2010

    I've had this happen to many of these printers, also, and it is almost always the fuser, but is just my opinion...

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