asked Jun 1, 2018 at 12:51pm
Hp HP LaserJet 5P

paper stops in the middle of the process and motor sounds like it is running slow

my 5p feeds paper about half way and then is gets an error - the motor sounds like is being slowed down, like under an overload. I would suspect the motor is about warn out ???

I have never replaced a motor in one of those due to failure. I suspect the load is coming from the toner cartridge. Remove it, turn it over and pull back the shutter with your left thumb. With your right thumb, turn the gear away from you. It should turn with little effort.

by moe on Jun 1, 2018 at 2:47pm Add comment