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Hi, i am getting an error L1-00, and there is a noise like some gears rubbing

Read other posted solution but dont see colored screw on machine. Could it be something else?

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Re: Hi, i am getting an error L1-00, and there is a noise...

Is the lamp moving when you turn the machine on?
It should move slightly when you first power on the machine.
If it doesn't, then look to see if there is a cable or belt broken by looking down under the glass.
The scan motor could have failed.
The lamp/mirror carriage may be hitting the side of the sensor assembly and not going into it.
If someone has cleaned mirrors recently, it is possible to get the screws in the wrong position and a longer screw is catching the carriage.
The detection of the lamp moving is the code.

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Hi. we have a Sharp AL-1631 copier. It recently has been making a fairly loud + fast clicking sound upon startup and usually wrinkles up the first page through. It seems like the white plastic spring...

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Once you have the fusing unit located then look on either side of the unit. There is 1 screw on each side. Make sure they are tight. Especially the right side as that is where the drive comes from and is under the most pressure. If the noise happens all the time then you may have a broken or damaged drive gear on the fusing unit (upper fusing roller drive gear) or the small gear on the machine that drives the fusing unit. You can remove the right side screw and pull the fuser out enough to look at the gears.
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Keep in mind that this repair will probably require you to remove the right panel off of the printer to gain access to the purge mechanism. There are two screws behind the printer, and two in front for each corrosponding side panel (the front screws are behind the grey front panel of the printer - open the top cover to see the clips which hold the front cover on).

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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This post is loaded. First of all, there should be 4 screws holding in the fuser. Unless you are talking about removing the 2 screws that hold the pressure and heat roller together in the fuser. 4 screws hold the fuser in the machine, 2 screws hold the fuser together. I am not sure exactly if your fuser was mounted to the machine with only 2 screws, or if that is an accurate post and you removed the 2 screws that hold the fuser frame together. Either way, I seriously doubt the noise is coming from the fuser itself.
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