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Paper does not feed straight into the rear feeder. I am trying to find a way to open the rear to put more tension onto the feeder roller. How do I get to this spring?

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When the paper does not feed straight, dirty or stickyrollers can cause it to jamb or crinkle, also failure to remove all traces ofpaper from a previous paper jamb will cause further paper jambs.
Check for tiny pieces of at the edges of the rollers, and remove these piecesof paper.The rollers may be dirty or sticky and causes the paper tonot feed straight.
Try cleaning the rollers with methylated spirits.

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I have recently been given a HP K8600 which I am told works perfectly except for the front paper feed. It is fine using the rear feed. is it aproblem that can be repaired or do I just use the rear feed?


Well, my guess is, it could be the roller foot or a belt. If you are comfortable taking things apart and putting them back together, it may not be tough to fix, but finding replacement parts may be tougher than actually installing them.

Typically, the paper feeders work by a belt that turns a roller, the roller has a rubber foot on it, this rubber foot grips the sheet of paper when the paper is pressed to it (in many models there is a "lifter" that does this.

You can try with the front feeder and see what it does. In most cases if you look closely you can see the printer working in action. When you try to print something, does the rubber foot spin? does the paper get lifted? (or the foot lowered to the paper) If the paper is applied to the "foot" and the foot spins, and the foot can't grab the paper, it could just be a worn out rubber foot. If you can find a replacement, that may be the simplest thing. But really overall, if you are fine using the rear feeder, it may not be worth playing with unless you want a project.

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If the media does not feed into the in-feed slot in the media cabinet, try the following:
  • Make sure both roller levers are lowered to open the in-feed slot.
  • Trim the leading edge of the paper so it does not get caught in the slot.
  • Insert the media evenly to avoid angles. Do not insert one corner and then the other.
    NOTE: A beep means that the printer has detected the media in the in-feed slot. The printer will only beep once in a load cycle, if media is removed and reloaded the printer may not beep again if the load process is not re-started through the front panel.
Media does not advance If the media does not advance far enough into the in-feed channel in the media cabinet, the paper is slipping and the rollers do not grip the media. Try the following:
  • The pre-tension might be applied incorrectly. Always apply pre-tension by turning the star screw on the left side of the spindle. Never apply tension by turning the media roll or the spindle disks.
  • Clean the rollers using the cleaning procedure.
  • If the media being used is heavy coated, try changing the media.
Media jam in the in-feed channel If there is a media jam in the in-feed channel, try the following:
  • Turn the multi-roll feeder off using the power isolator switch on the connector panel at the back.
  • Open the media cabinet doors and lower the roller lever on both sides.
  • Turn the spindle to pull the media out of the in-feed channel and to collect it back on to the roll.
  • If the media is blocked, place the spindle in the park position for better access to the in-feed channel, and then pull the media edges in a downwards direction on both sides.
  • If the media cannot be reached because the roll has finished and it has not been ejected from the front of the printer, open the rear cover and try to remove the media from the motion control assembly.
    NOTE: Do not insert media with crumpled or damaged edges, trim the media first.
  • Make sure the leading edge is trimmed straight.
  • Make sure there is even tension across the width of the media.
  • Make sure media is aligned (the same amount of media is fed across the width).
  • Apply pre-tension the media.
When the printer is going to be unattended for a long period of time, it is a good idea to load and unload each roll using the LOAD/UNLOAD commands from the front panel (if the media loading procedure was not completed when prompted by the printer). This will ensure that each roll of media loaded is correctly aligned and that the printer is capable of loading/unloading each roll when requested by the print jobs in the queue.
Media misaligned When a "Misaligned?? message is displayed, the printer unloads the media. Press ENTER to continue and the printer will display the "Ready for paper?? status message. Do the following:
  • Check for even tension across the width of the media. If there is less tension on one side than the other, then the media is not straight in the in-feed slot.
  • There is a hole on the right side of the in-feed slot. Make sure the edge of the media is aligned with the left side of this hole.
  • Lower the roller levers on both sides and adjust the media so that tension is even across the whole width. Turn the spindle disk quickly two or three times away from you and then two or three times in the opposite direction. This will help to create an even tension.
  • Lift the roller levers on both sides and try to load the media again.
If this does not solve the problem, remove the media from the in-feed slot and repeat the loading procedure. Make sure the roll is against the right hand spindle disk (fully inside the roll core), and do the same for the left hand spindle disk. The printer verifies correct alignment using the blue line on the right hand side of the printing area as a reference. Media does not unload correctly If the media does not fully unload from the in-feed channel in the media cabinet, check the following:
  • Maybe there is not enough pre-tension. Always apply pre-tension by turning the star screw on the left side of the spindle three or four times (or more if the spindle is on a low retainer bracket). Never apply tension by turning the media roll or the spindle disks.
  • The spring applying pressure on the retainer bracket is loose and the spindle is slipping in the retainer bracket. Turn the multi-roll feeder off and turn the retainer bracket screw one turn in a clockwise direction.
Partial or blank prints If the print is partial or blank, check the following:
  • Check the multi-roll configuration in the printer driver: Check that the Has Multi-Roll Feeder check box is selected.
  • Check default roll configuration: Check if a roll is installed for the roll configured as default. If a roll is not selected from the printer driver, the printer will try to print to the default roll, and if no identical roll is available, it will not print the job.
  • Check Productivity mode settings: If the mode is set to normal and the roll has finished, the job cannot be printed.
  • Check cable connection: Check that the printer and any network cables are securely connected to the printer. Make sure the parallel cable is connected between the multi-roll feeder and the printer and ensure that it is also firmly connected between the computer and the multi-roll feeder.
  • Check media configuration: Make sure the media rolls are configured correctly.
  • Check document file: When printing files that are generated with versions of printer drivers for printers without multi-roll feeders, the header section of some file formats already contains information on the media. In these files, roll or sheet information corresponds to roll 1 in the multi-roll feeder. These files will print to the Default Roll. HP advises that the top roll (roll 1) is used as the default.

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1. Try cleaning the paper feed rollers

Instructions how to clean the paper feed rollers.
If the paper feed rollers become dirty, they may not be able to properly feed paper due to the feed roller's slippage.
If paper does not feed correctly, perform the following to clean the paper feed rollers:
  1. Open the Printers folder.

    - For Windows XP Home Edition : Click/Select 'Start,' 'Control Panel,' 'Printers and Other Hardware,' and 'Printers and Faxes.

    - For Windows XP Professional Edition : Click 'Start' and 'Printers and Faxes.'

    - For Windows Vista : Click 'Start,' 'Control Panel,' 'Hardware and Sound,' and 'Printers.'

    - For Windows 2000 : Click/Select 'Start,' and 'Settings,' then 'Printers.'
  2. Right-click the icon of the printer for paper feed roller cleaning, and select 'Properties' from the displayed list.
  3. Click the 'Maintenance' tab and click 'Roller Cleaning'.

    Remove all sheets of paper from the rear tray, then click 'OK'.
  4. Confirm the message, and click 'OK'.
    Note: Clicking 'OK' will activate the paper feed rollers 30 times. This activation will take about 90 seconds. Do not perform other operations until this operation has finished.
  5. Confirm the message, and click 'OK'.

    After the continuous paper feeding operations in step 5 have finished, load three sheets of plain paper and click 'OK'.


  6. Confirm the message, and click 'OK'.

    Note: “Feed roller cleaning is completed” message is displayed when the paper is fed and ejected.

    Click 'OK'.
Roller Cleaning is completed.

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Try putting Isopropyl alcohol on the feed rollers. These rollers become hard and smooth with time and cause all sorts of paper feed problems. You can find isopropyl alcohol at any drug store(it is rubbing alcohol).

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1. Prepare your doc/file for printing.
2. Insert card stock with narrow side of stock in slot in back of printer until it hits rollers and stops. Don't force in any card stock thicker than max. rated.
3. Change printer setup to feed from rear.
4. Print.

Depending on what software you print from, you may need to change this each time you print if you intend to keep printing from that "tray."

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One of the feed rollers may have ink or some debris on it. Get a lint free cloth and put some alcohol on it and clean the entire roller set, all the way around if possible.

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Also check the feeder tray.. to grab paper one by one by printer.. Manually

Take all updates for printer and OS.




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On a Canon MP 460 printer, the paper will not feed in straight causing constant paper jams.


If the paper feed roller is dirty, paper is not fed properly because the paper feed roller slips. Cleaning the paper feed roller could resolve the paper feeding problem. Please follow the instructions below to clean the Paper Feed Rollers directly from the unit.Caution: Since the cleaning process wears down the paper feed roller, perform this procedure only when necessary and no more than three (3) times.
  1. Ensure that the printer is powered on and remove any paper from the Auto Sheet Feeder (ASF).

  2. Press the <Menu> button.

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  3. Use the right / left cursor button to select [Maintenance/settings], then press <OK>.

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  4. Use the right / left cursor button to select [Maintenance], then press <OK>.

  5. Perform the paper feed roller cleaning three times.
    1. Use the up / down cursor button to select [Roller cleaning], then press <OK>.

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    2. When prompted to start roller cleaning, use the up / down cursor button to select [Yes], then press <OK>. (The paper feed roller cleaning starts.)

  6. Check if the paper feed roller cleaning procedure resolved the issue.
    1. Load a sheet of letter-sized plain paper in the ASF and open the paper output tray.
    2. Use the up / down cursor button to select [Roller cleaning], then press <OK>.

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    3. Use the up / down cursor button to select [Yes], then press the OK button. (Paper will be fed.)

  7. If paper is not fed properly, repeat step 6 up to three times.

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clean the rubber roller with alcohol this roller gets dirty all the time...this feeds the paper...im trying to upload my drawing..to guide you..

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