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I have an HL-2040 Laser Printer. When it is printing, it makes a loud clacking noise inside and continues until the print job is complete.

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  • jbarger3 Aug 31, 2010

    Thank you for your suggestion. What kind of oil should I use and also where are the gears you are referring to? I want to make sure I don't add oil to the wrong part. How should I apply the oil?

  • jbarger3 Aug 31, 2010

    Thank yo so much for your suggestion. I am optimistic that it will work.



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Hi! The Gearing may need some slight lubrication. Please apply a little oil on the gearing and see how it goes. If it doesn't solve the problem please have it calibrated for the gearing may have skipped. Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

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    dj_relly999 Aug 31, 2010

    The one used on sewing machine will do. They usually have long tip so it wont be hard to reach tight areas. Try to open the printer and look at the far left and right side. That's where the gearing sits. Have a nice day and good luck!



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