asked Nov 30, 2003 at 4:18pm
Epson Epson Stylus Color 740

epson 740 whoosing noise

my epson 740 is making a slight whoosing noise
or noise like a small wheel turning. it prints fine.
sounds kind of like a tire getting air let out.
any hints?
i've had another epson 740 which never did this.
Check to see if the shaft that the carriage glides on is dry. If it starts to get dry it can start to make noise. Put a little light oil on it and see if that helps.

I hope this helps.


by unknown on Nov 30, 2003 at 8:37pm Add comment
thanks.what kind of oil? it's like the sound
of escaping air.
by unknown on Dec 1, 2003 at 6:40am Add comment
You can try TRI-FLOW, Break Free, 3 in 1. Sewing machine oil. It just needs to be a very light oil.

Their could be other reasons for the noise but but the glide shaft is the easiest place to start.

Good luck,

by unknown on Dec 1, 2003 at 10:35am Add comment