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Dell 1815dn printer makes a clunking noise when warming up and printing

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There is a good chance it is the fuser drive assembly. If the sound comes from near the rear of the machine you should try replacing this part (part# D1815-W3). It is not very uncommon for these to go bad causing your printer to be noisy or jam at the fuser. Iteminc.com has these in stock and can ship same day. Here is a video that shows you how to replace this part. Hope this helps. Good luck, and thanks for using FixYa!


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Replacing the fuser and or the low voltage power supply in this model of printer is not an easy task. If using a Dell branded toner cartridge and checking the toner saver mode does not fix the issue. Then you would be looking at more expense then the machine would possibly be worth.

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