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I have a Sharp AR-286 copier. It has an error code of F2

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I have a Sharp AR-286 copier. It has an error code of F2
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

That error code of F2, in this Sharp copier model, means several things, depending upon the sub-code, which with F2, could be also

00 - Toner control sensor open

02 - Toner motor connector

31 - Process control abnormal

32 - Process control abnormal

37 - Drum marking sensor, gain adjustment error

39 - Process thermistor breakdown.

Is the copier getting hot inside?

Check the connector to the toner motor - is the connection or junction dirty with either toner or grease or other ? if so, with power Off of course, disconnect and clean it, re-connect firmly, try again.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I looked at the error code but it only says F2--there was no subcode I will not be at the bulding with the copier again until Saturday. How to I check these other things. What would be the first to do????
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

I'm not sure what to do without the full code-and-subcode.

When you switch it On, next time that you can, watch it closely to see what the full code is, please.