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Paper is building up on feed rollers/wheels

Paper is building up in the 2 feed rollers and needs to be dug out. Continues to do this even after cleaning. What can I do to prevent this occuring.

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  • delglass Sep 30, 2008

    Model is Olympia Germany Cross Cut C-668

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Two specific things:

1.) are the shredded paper tapes exist with a clean even cut or is the paper starting to tear at the edges or have fuzzy edges?
2.) is there an adjustable tension bar in the roller's compression springs?

On 1. your blades may be dull and need to be replaced. I'd get a newer better model for the cost of these things.

On 2. You'll probably need an allen wrench to lessen the tension in the springs holding the rollers in place. There may even simply be loose fasteners holding the tension assembly to the top frame causing more tension on one side than another.

And lastly, you may just need to give your rollers a thorough cleaning with first a vacuum cleaner, then wiped down with a natural bristle paint brush that sells for 79 cents that you dip in water and then wipe down the areas around the rollers. Have the plug removed from power before doing this. Once you finish with the brush and water finish it off with a lint free dish cloth and clean water by wiping the rollers down thoroughly. And, last to this, the bushing for the roller ends may need a tad of lubricant and thus allow both sides to travel more easily with one end not having more resistance than another.

Let me, us, know.

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Hi delglass,
The best thing is would be to use no more than 4 pages at a time and never shred paper with staples. Everytime a staple is cut it puts a bend in the blades, and the bends cause jams. The only fix is to use less paper and no metal, and keep the basket empty. New rollers are available for most shredders but they almost cost more than a whole new shredder. I hope this will help, and please dont forget to rate me. Have a nice day.
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MyHP psc 1315 printer scanner keeps saying im empty but it is filled to capacity with paper. what can i do


Hi chrisneil,

This issue is generally caused by dirty rollers. Dust, paper scraps, and grime build-up on the paper feed rollers can cause paper jams. Follow these steps to clean the paper feed rollers.

Step one: Clean the rollers

Gather the following materials:

1. A clean, lint-free cloth, or any cloth that will not come apart or leave fibers Distilled, filtered, or bottled water (tap water might damage the product) Clean, lint-free cotton swabs.

2. Disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product.

3. Press the tab on the left side of the rear access door, and then pull the door outward to remove it.

4. Lightly dampen a clean, lint-free cloth with bottled or distilled water, and then squeeze any excess liquid from the cloth.

5. Press the cloth against the paper feed rollers, and then rotate them upward with your fingers. Apply a moderate amount of pressure to remove any dust or dirt build-up.

6. Locate the pick roller on the left side of the product below and behind the paper feed roller.

7. Lightly dampen a clean, lint-free cotton swab, and then use it to clean the pick roller.

8. Allow the rollers to dry for 10 or 15 minutes.

9. Check the rollers on the rear access door. Make sure that the rollers are not missing, that they turn easily, and that they are springy when you press them. If the rollers are damaged, replace the door.

10. Reattach the rear access door. Align the door pins with the slots on the right side of the rear of the product, and then push the door forward, snapping it into place.

11. Press the On/Resume button ( ) to turn on the product.

Step two: Print a self-test report

Print a self-test report. See the section on how to use these solutions at the beginning of this document.

If the self-test report does not print when slowly pushing the paper farther in , repeat the previous steps to clean the rollers again. If the issue continues after repeated cleaning, skip the next solution in this document, and then service the product. If the self-test report prints when slowly pushing the paper farther in , try printing the original document again. The paper might not have been loaded far enough into the product. If the issue is resolved, there is no need to continue troubleshooting.If the paper only feeds through the product when you slowly push it farther in , repeat the previous steps to clean the rollers again. If the issue continues after repeated cleaning, skip the next solution in this document, and then service the product.

If the self-test report prints , try printing the original document again. If the issue is resolved, there is no need to continue troubleshooting.If the self-test report prints, but the original document does not , continue to the next solution in this document.If the self-test report does not print , try printing the report again. Listen for the rubber paper-pick rollers; you should be able to hear them rotating. Then, try slowly pushing the paper farther in until the roller engages to pick up the paper. Be careful not to push the paper in too far, which can cause paper jams.

Hope it helps.

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Has the copier ever been cleaned, professsionally? If not, you may need a feed roller.

Unplug the copier. Prepare a dry cloth dampened with WD 40. Take out the paper tray.

Pull down the door on the right side of the copier. You will see a single, fat, gray or black rubber roller. Take the WD 40 cloth and wipe down the roller, turning it in the direction that the paper comes out the machine. Close door and install the paper tray. Let the copier stand for ten minutes.

Plug copier in and try a copy. If it feeds the paper, you need a new feed roller. If it doesn't then remove the paper tray and shoul there be skid marks on the paper then for sure you need a feed roller. If the paper continues to feed hooray, but when it stops feeding you definitely need a feed roller.

This requires a service call unless you have some experience with copiers. Likely this puppy needs a thorough cleaning.

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Sounds like there is something that has fallen into the paper feed path. Shutdown printer, unplug power from back of printer, and remove paper. With a flashlight, inspect the area around the paper feed roller for any debris (one time I found a penny lodged on the left side of the roller) that might have fell inside path and for damage to rubber wheels. Ink can build up on rubber wheels causing the paper to misalign. This can be cleaned off with q-tips and 91% Isopropal Alcohol or Dilute. If debris is found and cleaned then reload paper into feed path, make sure paper guide tab is in position against paper source. Plug printer power back in, turn on printer and push the paper feed button. If that doesn't fix problem the only other solution is the replace the paper feed roller or buy another printer. Let me know if this fixes the problem or if you find another issue. Have a Nice Day!

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If the paper was damaged we can presume that there is a blockage, however your jam sounds like the paper is not in the expected position at the expected time (ie a sensor is not reporting that a peice of paper has reached it) so this can be cased by

1. rollers slipping on the paper from
a/ slippy media - try a different paper (even as a test)
b/Build up of paper dust on the rollers- If you can see the roller, power off and wipe with cloth
c/ Roller ware - If you can see the roller and have a mild abreahisive like wire woll If you can see the roller and give the rollers a rub

2. Sensor failure-Try Powering off then unplug wait 2 minutes and then power back up, this will reinitilise a sensor

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One common cause of paper feed issues is a build up of dust on the printer's rear paper feed roller. This roller consists of a plastic axle with one rubber roller on each side. This is located in the automatic sheet feeder and is referred to as the "Pick Roller." As dust builds up on the rubber rollers, they become less tacky and therefore unable to grab a single sheet of paper.
To prevent and/or cure this type of paper feed problem, these rubber rollers should be cleaned. Unplug the printer's power cord and remove the paper from the automatic sheet feeder. Locate the pick roller and clean the rubber wheels on the left and right with a cloth dampened with warm water (be sure there is no excess water on the cloth as it may drip into the machine). After these are free of any dust or ink build up, reload the paper and plug the power cord back in. The paper should then feed normally.

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2. Press and hold the "Copy" button.
3. Press the "Power" button one time and release it(keep holding the copy button).
4. Let go of the "Copy" button after the power LED flashes once.
5. The self-test will produce 1 page. The test is not continuous.
The self-test should print out a set of black and color bars.
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Issue: Paper feeds skewed
Solution: Clean The Paper Feed Rollers Using The Operation Panel - MP600

Clean The Paper Feed Rollers Using The Unit's Operation Panel 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.
  1. Ensure that the machine is powered on and remove any paper from the auto sheet feeder or the cassette.

  2. Use the <Feed Switch> button to select the paper source where you do the paper feed roller cleaning. Click for here additional information.

  3. Press the <HOME> (A) button.

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  4. Use the Easy-Scroll Wheel (B) or press the right / left arrow to select [Settings], then press the <OK> button.

  5. Use the Easy-Scroll Wheel (B) or press the right / left arrow to select [Maintenance], then press <OK>.

  6. Use the Easy-Scroll Wheel (B) or press the up / down arrow to select [Roller cleaning], then press <OK>.

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  7. Use the up / down cursor button to select [Yes], then press the <OK> button. (The paper feed roller cleaning starts.)

  8. To check if the rollers are clean, load a sheet of Letter-sized plain paper in the same paper source you selected in step 2.

  9. Use the Easy-Scroll Wheel (B) or press the up / down arrow to select [Roller cleaning], then press <OK>.

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Press the <Feed Switch> button to switch to toggle between the Automatic Sheet Feed (ASF) or Cassette. The light will come on when the <Feed Switch> is set for that paper source.
ASF
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Cassette

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Note: When printing from the computer, if paper does not feed from the source you have selected on the operation panel, check Paper Source setting in the printer driver. If the option is not set to 'Paper Feed Switch', paper will feed from the source selected in the driver.
Click here to return to step 2

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If those rollers are turning, and not feeding even after cleaning they simply need replaced. they can get so slick that no ammount of cleaning will help.
Thats what is sounds like.
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3. Allow the rollers to dry completely, then close the rear door.
4. Open the print carriage access door.
5. Use a clean, dry cotton cloth to wipe the carriage rod. Move the carriage as needed to clean the full length of the rod. Do not lubricate the rod.
6. Close the printer, plug the power cord in, and turn on the printer power.

Ensure that you select appropriate paper type and size before printing.

Thank you

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