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Loud, knocking noises

My Brother HL-5170 prints okay, but makes loud, "knocking" noises in the process. A loose or missing spring, somewhere? Anyone?

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Your fuser is about to go...
happened to me last week

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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Probably the fuser or the fuser drive gear.
The ceramic gear on the fuser usualy breaks first, while the complete gearbox keeps on running breaking the plastic fuser drive gear s well.

To replace a fuser you'll only need to unscrew 4 or 5 screws i guess and disconnect 2 connectors.
To replace the fuser drive gear that's some other stuff.

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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