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    Ricoh MP C3003 iding noise

    I have a MP C3003 that was a lease return, at the new customers office during idling, or rather throughout the day, periodically the copier will cycle through making a very audible ticking noise mainly from the right side. I thought that the problem was the fuser, I replaced it but still the same. Has anyone encountered these symptoms?

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    Re: Ricoh MP C3003 iding noise

    Go in to service mode and run the motors in I/O mode, you should be able to narrow it down.

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    Re: Ricoh MP C3003 iding noise

    Has any of the developer units been replace lately? I replace one on an MP C4504, that has this knocking mechanism that keeps toner from building up around the toner intake port. Not sure if the 03 modals have the same mechanism with there newer Dev units, worth a shot.

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    Re: Ricoh MP C3003 iding noise

    Thanks for the reply. The copier has only 21k on it, so no, the dev. units have not been replaced. Also all firmware is up to date.

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    Re: Ricoh MP C3003 iding noise

    Did you replace fuser with a NEW one?
    Usually it’s the Press Roll bearing making the clicking noise.
    Otherwise, Check that the waste toner coil isn’t backing up or broken.
    Have also had augers break in waste toner bottle.
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    Re: Ricoh MP C3003 iding noise

    Yes, replaced fuser with new one. That was my thinking that it was in PR bearings as that is what it sounds like. The noise not come from collection bottle area. It occurs as in a periodic fuser warm up or energy mode. You can also hear it when opening/closing front or side door etc. I shall be going over there this afternoon an try output modes as anothertech suggested to see if I can narrow it down a bit. I see a special note on the output for fuser drive in which you remove fuser first. Thanks.

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    Re: Ricoh MP C3003 iding noise

    Check the metal spikes in transfer roller, if there is any rise spike, when the paper passes it makes noise....

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    Re: Ricoh MP C3003 iding noise

    Quote Originally Posted by thurmmy View Post
    I have a MP C3003 that was a lease return, at the new customers office during idling, or rather throughout the day, periodically the copier will cycle through making a very audible ticking noise mainly from the right side. I thought that the problem was the fuser, I replaced it but still the same. Has anyone encountered these symptoms?
    Run output checks in SP mode, drum, dev, transfer unit, fuser etc this will help you narrow down the issue.
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    Re: Ricoh MP C3003 iding noise

    Don't know Ricoh but exit/fuser fan may kick in when fuser rotates in idle. Unbalanced fan fins may catch fan cage.
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    Re: Ricoh MP C3003 iding noise

    Quote Originally Posted by thurmmy View Post
    Yes, replaced fuser with new one. That was my thinking that it was in PR bearings as that is what it sounds like. The noise not come from collection bottle area. It occurs as in a periodic fuser warm up or energy mode. You can also hear it when opening/closing front or side door etc. I shall be going over there this afternoon an try output modes as anothertech suggested to see if I can narrow it down a bit. I see a special note on the output for fuser drive in which you remove fuser first. Thanks.
    I think you’ve got the right thinking with fuser. 95% of time that is what’s clicking.
    And Yes you must remove fuser before turning output on, or else it codes out. But then you won’t hear the clicking (which resides in fuser)!!
    The machine is not going to “fail” because of the clicking, just a minor (or for some customers - major) annoyance. Unit will still go to yield.
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