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Grinding noise/paper jam

When i go to print or copy and even when i close the cover where the toner cartridge goes, I get a "grinding noise" and the paper gets stuck in the toner cartridge.

Any ideas what might be wrong? I also have problem with a roller on the front edge of the paper trays which keeps getting knocked out of its holes.

Any ideas on this?

Thanks in advance for your help

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Pl. do test as per following.
1- empty paper tray.
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3- power ON the printer. Listen the sound of initial motor run,
(If smooth not grinding noise, check the toner cart OPC drum for jam. If yes check the fusser drive gear and fusser gear and assembly)
If all are ok.
4- Check the paper pick up roller shaft, (sometimes it takes a bunch of paper and jammed if you forcible pull the bunch in reverse direction the shaft may gets bend cause the grinding noise during paper pickup. in that case you have to replace the paper pickup shaft.

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The printer or the drum/toner unit may cause the grinding or clicking noise.
  1. Power off the printer and open the front cover.
  2. Remove the drum/toner unit and close the front cover.
  3. Power the printer back on.
If the grinding or clicking noise dose not occur when the drum/toner unit is removed from the printer, then the drum/toner unit is the cause of the noise. Install a brand new drum unit and/or toner cartridge may be necessary to stop the noise.

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I have a TallyGenicom 8008 color laser printer which while still printing well, is making a terrible noise - a grinding worn out part noise! Any ideas how fix it or lubricate it?!

I would suspect if the printer is still printing and feeding paper OK the problem may be related to one of the toner cartridges being stiff or partially seized.
From memory I believe the most likely toner to cause the problem is the black toner (or the yellow), but you can identify which toner is causing the problem by doing the following;;

  1. Open the front cover (the one you access the toner through) after a few seconds close the cover. The printer should go through a self test.
    If the printer makes a griding noise during this self test and warm up phase this helps with identifying the cause.
  2. Open the front cover again, this time remove the top toner cartridge
  3. Close the front cover with the top toner missing
  4. Listen for the noise heard in step 1, if no noise is heard it is likely the top toner needs to be replaced.
  5. If the noise is heard with the top toner removed, replace this in the printer and remove the second toner.
  6. Again close the front cover and listen or the noise, if it is heard the problem is with the second toner.
  7. Repeat this process for the third and fourth toners to see if one of these may be causing the problem.
After you have identified which toner may be causing the problem, you may wish to try gently tapping the cartridge.

An unorthodox method of solving the problem if you are feeling brave and don't mind sweeping up toner!!!!!!!! You may wish to drop the toner cartridge (GENTLY) from waist height to the ground.
This may dislodge any toner jamming the cartridge and will resolve the problem - It will also spill a bit of toner on the ground so you have been warned!

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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.

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It is passable the grinding noise is coming from one of the toner cartridges in the printer.

Check for any toner cartridges which are stiff or difficult to turn by hand
Replace and refilled toners or compatible toners with original manufactures toners.
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I found this on the HP support site:

The power light is on, and the resume light is blinking.

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Wait for the printer to finish the current task. The printer is waiting for the ink to dry on freshly printed paper.


  1. Remove the paper with fresh ink.
  2. Press the resume button.
The printer might be out of paper.


  1. Load paper in the paper tray.
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The printer might have a paper jam.


Clear the paper jam. If the resume light continues to blink after the paper jam is cleared,


if the print carriage is stuck or making a grinding noise, then follow these steps.


  1. Lift the top cover of the printer.
  2. Turn the printer off and then on again.
  3. Unplug the power cable from the back of the printer when the grinding noise starts. Unplug the power cable from the wall outlet.
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  5. Remove the print cartridges and close the top cover.
  6. Plug the power cord into the back of the printer. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet.
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Press the resume button to eject the banner paper.

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