cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
  • ×
    Information
    Know the Benefits of your HP account

    Connect with HP support faster, manage all your devices in one place, view warranty information and more– Click Here

    Information
    Fix Windows 10 Update Issues

    Resolve Windows 10 or update issues on HP computer or printer– Click Here

  • post a message
  • ×
    Information
    Know the Benefits of your HP account

    Connect with HP support faster, manage all your devices in one place, view warranty information and more– Click Here

    Information
    Fix Windows 10 Update Issues

    Resolve Windows 10 or update issues on HP computer or printer– Click Here

  • post a message
Highlighted
New member
2 1 0 0
Message 1 of 3
114
Flag Post

HP Laserjet M476dw- loud squeaking/squeling noise at tail end of printing

HP Recommended
HP Laserjet M476dw
macOS 10.15 Catalina

My printer has been working well, in general for the past year or two. However over the past few weeks it has started to have a loud squealing type of sound, usually towards the end of a printed page. It now occurs with nearly every print job, and while the printing goes OK, i just wanted to make sure that this is not the end of my printer. also, is there something (like lubricating something) that can or should be done to fix this, or to prevent it from happening in the future? Any advice is welcome. Someone responded to an earlier similar question with a suggestion about the fan, but this in NOT a fan issue, it only happens when printing. Does not seem to be as loud when it is merely copying.

I did print a few test sheets, and if you print one page you do not get it. if you print three or more it gets louder, and it happens at the end and persists after the printing is actually done, and almost sounds like the blowing of a rams horn (A shofar in the Jewish religion, if you have ever heard that).

2 REPLIES 2
Highlighted
Level 12
Level 12
6,097 6,047 651 1,543
Message 2 of 3
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Any chance you could post a video. There are so many possible sources of sound that hearing it might help me to narrow it down for you.

If you find the information provided useful or solves your problems, help other users find the solution easier by giving kudos and marking my post as an accepted solution.
I am a volunteer, offering my knowledge to support fellow users, I do not work for HP nor speak for HP.

0 Kudos
Highlighted
Author
New member
2 1 0 0
Message 3 of 3
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Here is a video if it will let me upload it.

"You do not have permission to upload video." error message. sorry. if you want i can send you an email with the file. or if you have a means for me to upload it here i will do so. It is about 30 seconds long. Thanks for replying.

0 Kudos
Warning Be alert for scammers posting fake support phone numbers and/or email addresses on the community. If you think you have received a fake HP Support message, please report it to us by clicking on "Flag Post".
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation