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Terrible noise when printing

We bought a Samsung CLX-3160FN printer/fax/scanner in last June and all of a sudden it has started to make terrible noise when printing/copying. There is no paper jam. Any idea what might cause this? It almost sounds like it needs oiling :-)

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  • Henna Jan 07, 2008

    Thanks but it's still doing it



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Turn off, remove the cartridge and turn back on, do you hear the noise? if no then it's the cartridge

hope this helps

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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    Pedro Jan 07, 2008

    noise problems are the most difficult because it still works so nothing is failing.

    when I t-shoot printers I remove all the consumables first, toners, drum and so on then cycle the power, 80% of the time is one of these components, the other times are items like the fuser.

    in some cases are the small plastic roller on the exit assembly sometimes by bending them a little or manually spinning them will make it stop

    good luck

    thanks for your rating



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