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Printer is making a grinding sound on start up and showing E

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Printer is making a grinding sound on start up and showing E in the copy mode

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Can you please remove the power to the printer (so unplug it from the power socket).

Then wait 10 minutes, connect the power again to the printer, turn it on and tell me please if it is now operating correctly.

Let me know the results please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did this yesterday it made no differance
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
you can try


Can you open up the printer where you put the ink in.

Check for any foreign objects eg: Paperclips, Pen, jammed paper.

Tell me if you see anything please.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
nothing I can see

ok, close it up, remove the paper and shake the print ass hard as you can to try to get the gear wheels aligned again.

Then connect the power and tell me if it now prints please.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it primes then grinds at finish as e light comes on


It is the internal gear assembly that has faulted, this now confirms it

I am really sorry about this and you are going to have to return the printer to have this replaced. It will be covered by the warranty if this has not expired, and the replacement will be done at no cost to you.

I am really sorry about this, and if you have problems, or would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you for your advice

Your welcome

If you need anything else, please let me know.