I put a paper in the automatic feeder and then tried to remove it but the paper was already feeding through. I pulled it out and now the machine is making a terrible grinding sound when it prints or receives faxes. The sound is coming from the front left when facing the machine. I removed the toner cartridge and cleaned it, but that didn't solve the problem. I am probably going to need to take it somewhere to be fixed, but thought I'd try this first.
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Re: gears grinding with Brother Intellifax 4100
Does it only make the noise when printing. Do you hear the noise when sending out faxes? I have heard grinding noises onlt when using poor quality toner refills, or the fuser gear and or drive gear asm is stripped. First try a known good OEM toner.
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Sounds like the separation pads in the paper tray are worn out. You can contact Brother and purchase the parts from them. It should be less than $10. as long as the paper is being pulled from the tray it sounds like the rollers are okay.
If you pull the drum out of the machine. Close front cover. is the noise still there. If it is then you have a broken fuser gear. If noise is not there remove the toner cart. from drum reinstall the drum unit in machine see if noise is there. if noise is there then it will be the drum. If not reinstall the toner try that if noise comes back then it is your toner cart.
Probably caused by the toner cart. Only use genuine new Brother brand supplies. Remans fail quite often with Brother machines. Possibly bad gears on fuser drive. But with the poor print quality, I suspect it is the toner.
Try removing the paper, then removing the drum from the machine. Check to see there are no obstructions, then re-insert the drum, making sure that the gears mesh properly. Load the paper, setting the paper width guides and then try printing a report.
Are we talking about a paper feed problem from the paper cassette tray or the Auto Document feeder on the top. Either way, check the the paper width guides, or if it is the paper cassette tray, remove it and check the paper pick up roller locking clips.
The doc feed asm needs to be rebuilt. Only white lithium grease is used to lube the gears and avery light oil on the shafts. All parts are available from brother. I can get the parts if you have trouble obtaining them. It is relatively easy to rebuild and I charge in my area of Clearwater Florida, about 100.00 parts and labor.