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Grunting noise? Our Fax machine is making a loud grunting noise. It says to change the drum, but it's said that since the last time I replaced it. I'm becoming all kinds of frustrated with this machine!

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  • DrPierrot Oct 22, 2008

    Cannot fax out or receive faxes. we have a grunting noise and it says that we need to replace drum.

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If your machine is a Brother 4100 you can clear the drum message by pulling the drum out of the machine and then pressing the clear button. The display will ask if a new drum is the be installed. Press the number 1 to say yes. Reinstall drum. This resets the drum counter.

As far as the grunting sound, that may be caused by a tight or jammed toner cartridge. Try changing that out.

Hope this helps.

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