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If there isn't a cartridge jam then it's probably a carriage jam:
However, I'm not too familiar with clearing a carriage jam. I just know that if your cartridges are not blocked then the carriage is likely at fault. You will need to Google this on how to fix a carriage jam.
yes, that is a carriage jam and not paper, the grinding is from the clean station that gets blocked with dried ink and cant move. you need to open the printer and clean the ink off of the clean station so it can clean properly and not cause a carriage jam.
Make sure you actually opened the rear door and reseated it even if there's no visible jam. Make sure the front panel is correctly installed. Try resetting the printer by turning it off, unplugging the data and power cables for a few minutes, then plugging it back in and turning it on. If you've tried this and followed the steps given by HP in a search of your model for "Carriage stall resolution", available here you may have to have a tech take a look at it...
turn off the printer and manually move the ink cartridges to the position that you can remove the ink cartridge.
turn on the printer without the ink cartridge. The printer will tell you, you need a ink cartridge, open the printer and insert the ink cartridge as described in the manual.
Try resetting the printer (pressing the cancel button and connecting the power supply, check in the HP website if this is correct for your printer model) , after the reset the printer will clear any errors and will recalibrate the mechanism including the paper feed mechanism and the carriage. Also check if the carriage is moving freely by disconnecting the power and moving it by hand.