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LOUD Woodpecker noise

When I turn the machine on it makes an extremely loud woodpecker-style noise- I called Sharp support and they had me go in to program and manually force it to try to run without toner or drum in unit and it still made the loud noise so problems with those can be overruled, also the machine is set to unlock so no issue there. They told me to send in for service for over $250!!! Anyone know what it might be and if there is a quick fix? I haven't unscrewed the paneling yet but wanted to see what some suggestions might be first. THANK YOU!

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  • CharlieGreen Jun 14, 2008

    I have the same problem with a Sharp AL-1631. I opened up the drawer to place more paper when still making a copy. After this, I got the LOUD Woodpecker noise and cant use the multi-bypass tray. I still get copies using paper from the drawer, but the noise is still there. I looks like a gear is rotating and hitting a plastic part. The noise comes from the multi-bypass tray and side cover.



    I tried the following but the noise is still there and cant get copies from paper loaded in the multi-bypass tray:

    1. Turn off/on.

    2. Copy without the paper tray.

    3. Copy without the TD cartridge.



    Is there any solution for this?

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I have the same problem with one of my clients copier and I open the machine from the by pass tray and the clucth from one of the gear there is a spring that it is broken the spring is cover by a housing tube it is very simple to fix but tidues to get to it they don't sell this part
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The fuser drive gear on the main drive unit is worn

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The main motor needs relacement nylon gear mounted on steel shaft is cracked and not turning but motor is

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