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Printer has problem grabbing certain papers

My R1800 is two years old with moderate amount of printing done. It is having problems grabbing certain paper textures - the most difficult, nearly impossible, are any smooth, linen type paper or envelopes. To me, it appears the semicircular feeders on have lost their grip. There are no printing issues but more this mechanical problem. Is this common? Can this one part be replaced? I don't want to buy a new printer for this reason.

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I have an r1800 as well and i solved this very easily.
usually most epson papers come with a sheet feed cleaning page- a thick piece of paper, same size as the rest, with an adhesive strip in one area. ya peel off the protective coating and put this sheet in and it rubs against the wheel and grabs off lint and stuff. I have done this and it sorta works, but mostly, i think its rather inadequate. plus, not all papers come with this sheet.

so what i did was, when the printer tries to grab a page and doesnt load one and its in the error mode, remove all the paper, and get a cloth wet with isopropyl alcohol. reach in there and set it lightly against the wheel and press the paper button. the printer will try to load another sheet and it will make all of it's usual noise, and the wheel will spin, be sure it's getting wiped with the alcohol. do this three times. then let it dry. reload the paper, and voila!


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Ya your is the pick up roller...its worn out as you said....I don't think you will be able to get the roller itself as new probably you will be able to get a second hand......

But i suggest you open the printer and do a few tricks to fix if you have bit of technical mind...and screw drivers....

keep me posted if you ready to open the printer!

Cheers!

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