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My Sharp ARM205 has a L4 error code and it makes a funny noise when I turn it on. No papers are jammed so what is wrong?

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Main motor problem

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This problem relates to the Main Motor Drive on the printer.
The L4 error details that the Motor Drive has been Overloaded.
I would recommend opening the main door and inspecting to see if it's jammed by paper or anything else. Try disconnecting the power and blowing it out with air-cleaner. Then restart and see if the error is still persisten.
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My second recommendation, if my first doesn't work, would be to either replace the copier or request repair from Sharp or another tech repair shop. Such as Geek Squad which provides industry back support.
Just be prepared that both solutions will cost.
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If you had paper jams it will display this error after 3 in a row in the fuser. Double check to make sure all paper is removed from the fuser. To reset, on the keypad press pound star clear star and enter sim 14 and press copy button. reset copier it should turn off and on, test if paper jams there may still be something stuck.

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That code means you have a drum drive motor failure. The drum is the long, cylindrical green-blue tube you'll see when you open the left-side door.

Chances are some paper jammed up inside the drum process unit (that black frame that holds the drum) and it's keeping the drum from turning. Check the drum/process unit and make sure they are clear of any material that could cause a jam.

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