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I keep getting a display message of L and a 3

My copier displays an L and a 3 when you try to make a copy. no one can help me can you tell me what the L and 3 means.

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  • reneewray Jul 24, 2008

    tried that and it did not fix it . we took it apart and everything . any ideas. thanks

  • reneewray Jul 24, 2008

    we tried that and it still won't work . The little gear that slides the glass back and forth is slipping as well. how can we fix both ?



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That little gear in the back is called the bushing and may be damaged. there used to be a customer repair kit that was sold for out of warranty customers. since that product is no longer supported, I'm not sure you can still get one. take a look at the gear to see if it is missing teeth or is cracked.

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Hi renee - L3 error code indicates a platen problem. The platen did not move within 15 seconds after the main motor turned on.
Check if any items are blocking the movement of the platen. The platten is the glass that moves across the top of the copier when copies are made. It must have free movement.
1) Remove the obstacle if there is a blockage.
2) If there's no blockage ,power the copier off for 30 seconds, power back on and try another copy.
If this fixes your problem PLEASE rate this as fixed. Let me know what happens. If you need more help just add a comment and I'll be happy to assist you further. Thanks.


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