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Fax machine jams or stops loading document for a copy or sending fax

When trying to make a copy of a document, the document loads a small amount and then a grinding gear sound is made. The fax machine then draws in a blank piece of copier paper and spits out a blank copy. Sounds like a feeder mechanism problem, but not sure how to fix it and if it's cheap?

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Re: fax machine jams or stops loading document for a copy...

Try to open your fax machine ang check paper feed gear maybe 1teeth of gear is broken..or maybe your machine incountered feeding timing error.

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Whenever i send a fax, the machine confirms by viewing 'TRANSMITTING OK' but the addressee receives a blank document

Check the baud rate of your transmissions. Slow them down to the slowest setting and send a test fax to a helpful person. Slowly increase the baud rate (communication data speed) and send the fax test. When the fax doesn't show up on the receive site, then step one baud rate speed back, and save the setting.

It could also be your fax that is faulty, or even the receive sites fax, also being faulty.

To test your copy-head, insert a document into your loading section of the fax and press copy. If the copy prints out fine, then you know the head is reading correctly.

It is also possible that the receiver fax (the other end) has a printhead failure.

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How scan from this fax?

1 Load the document in the ADF.
2 Press [COPY].
3 Use the numeric buttons to enter the number of copies. (up to 99)
4 Adjust any necessary settings for your document.
5 Press [Start].
To cancel copying, press [Stop/Reset].

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How do you send a Fax?

1 Load the document face up into the Document Tray.
2 Dial the receiving party's fax number.
3 Press [Start/Copy].
The fax begins sending.
If an error occurs during sending, the fax beeps intermittently for a few seconds and an error
message appears on the LCD. If this happens, correct the problem and then press [Stop], then
try sending the document again.
The fax automatically redials if the receiving party does not answer or if the line is busy.

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Work Center Pro 575 always gets paper jams

If a document jam occurs during a transmission, the message "DOCUMENT JAM" is displayed. If this occurs, follow the procedure below. It is recommended that a duplicate from a copier, of the jammed document be used to reduce the chance of a jam when resending the document.
See Chapter 3, "Loading Documents" for document specifications and recommendations which may help avoid paper jams.
Note: The power can be left ON when clearing a paper jam.
Typical Causes of Document Jams
Recommended Procedure
The document is fed at an angle.
Adjust the Document Guides to the edges of the
The document paper is too thin or too thick.
Make a duplicate using a copier and use the copy
as the sending document.
Document has tape or pieces of paper taped to it.
Remove the tape or make a duplicate using a copier and use the copy as the sending document.
The Control Panel Cover is not fully closed.
Close the Control Panel Cover fully.
The document is stapled. Remove the staple(s), or make a duplicate using a copier and use the copy as the sending document.
Basic Troubleshooting
1. Remove all documents from the Document Support.
2. Open the Control Panel Cover.
3. Remove the document jam. Remove any pieces of paper, paper clips, or staples that may have caused the jam.
4. Close the Control Panel Cover.
5. Verify the display has returned to the Standby Mode.

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Can't fax or copy on brother mfc3240c machine

Sounds like you may have a small obstruction in the scanner feed. This would inhibit making copies and sending faxes. Lift this section up slightly to inspect for small pieces of paper or dust. Blowing it out with compressed air would also be a good idea.

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Can't send or receive fax

Your product must be accidently set to copy mode instead of fax mode and when it is, it actually expects a document to be loaded in the tray to "scan/copy" so change to fax mode again and try to sent the document. This should fix your problem.

If you do want to make a copy, make sure a doc. is loaded and press start copy to do so.

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ADF feed problem after going into the maintenance menu

Are you sure there's not something blocking the ADF.

Open it up and look inside, especially for a switch actuator being held down.

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You may have removed the paper but the reason why it is still saying paper jam can be caused by at least two things.

If you removed the paper, but it tore while you were taking it out then a small piece could be blocking a sensor or a sensor flag ( a spring loaded finger that the paper has to activate as it moves through the machine) It's possible that a small piece of paper could be blocking a sensor or you may have disloged one of these 'flags' in the area where you first removed the paper. Go back and look closely in that area for a piece of paper or a sticking ''flag'. Until you do that the fax keeps thinking that there is something in the paper path and will keep displaying that message.


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Sharp F0-1460

"DOCUMENT JAM" refers to your original document that you are trying to send. Lift the top of the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) and look for a tiny peice of torn paper. If not, look for a stuck sensor flag (might look like a small plastic finger). If still no go, clean the roller that feeds the original, it may be worn out and slick. Hope it helps Ed

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Fax document jam

The document feeder rollers could be dirty. Try cleaning them with a lint-free cloth (not paper) and some alcohol. A commercial platen cleaner is best if you can buy some.

Jan 08, 2007 | Panasonic KX-FL511 Plain Paper Laser Fax

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