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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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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2008

    When we try to fax one or more sheets of paper, the paper will begin to feed through but stops after about an inch goes in. Then the machine tells us that it is jammed. Sometimes when we push the paper down it will feed through. After replacing the drum one time, it worked fine for about one month then began the process all over again. Cannot afford to continue to buy new drums. Any suggestions and if we cannot fix it ourselves, what would be the approx. cost to have it fixed? Would it be better to just buy a new fax machine? This one is about 5 years old. Thank you

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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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Hi sdrnjen977,

Here's what you can do to address the issue and clear error message: Document in ADF.

If you press the Stop button during scanning, Document in ADF. Redo operation after checking document in ADF and pressing OK. appears on the LCD. Press OK button so that the remaining document is automatically fed out.

Removing the jammed document from the Document Tray:

1. If printing is in progress, press the Stop button.

2. Turn off the machine.

3. If a multi-page document is loaded, remove any pages other than the jammed page from the ADF, then open the Document Feeder Cover.

4. Raise the Paper Release Lever, then remove the jammed page from under the roller to the Document Feeder Cver side.

5. Pull out the jammed document from the ADF.

6. Press down the Paper Release Lever, close the Document Feeder Cover, then turn on the machine.

Removing the jammed document from the inner side of the Document Cover:

1. If printing is in progress, press the Stop button.

2. Turn off the machine.

3. If a multi-page document is loaded, remove any pages other than the jammed page from the ADF.

4. Open the Document Output Slot.

5.Open the Document Cover.

6. Insert your hand into the Document Output Slot, then while pushing up the paper output rollers inside the Document Output Slot with your fingers, pull out the document from the inner side of the Document Cover.

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8. Close the Document Output Slot, then turn on the machine.

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How to fax?


This section describes dialing and sending faxes directly using the Numeric buttons.

note:
  • A PBX (Private Branch Exchange) is an on-site telephone switchboard. If your machine is connected through a PBX or other telephone switching systems, you have to dial the outside line access number first, and then the number of the party you are calling.
Sending a Fax with the Numeric Buttons .

Click here for other useful sending methods.


1. Preparing for sending a fax.(1) Make sure that the power is turned on.

(2) Load a document on the Platen Glass or in the ADF.

important:
  • When sending a double-sided document, set the document on the Platen Glass. You cannot scan double-sided documents from the ADF.







(3) Press the FAX button.
The fax standby screen will appear.
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(4) Adjust the density (scan contrast) or image quality (fax resolution) as necessary.
See "Adjusting the Sending Quality"

2. Sending the fax.
  • When the document was loaded on the Platen Glass:
(1) Use the Numeric buttons to dial the recipient's number.
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(2) Press the Color button for color sending, or the Black button for black & white sending.
important:
  • Color sending requires that the recipient's fax machine supports color faxing.
(3) Press the OK button.
The machine starts sending the fax.
note: When loading two or more documents

  • Load the next page, and press the same button as you pressed in (2) of step 2. Repeat the same procedure to scan all pages of the document, and press the OK button.
  • When you have sent the first page with the Black button, the following pages will be sent in black and white.

When the document was loaded in the ADF:

(1) Use the Numeric buttons to dial the recipient's number.
(2) Press the Color button for color sending, or the Black button for black & white sending.
The machine scans the document automatically and starts sending the fax.
important:
  • Color sending requires that the recipient's fax machine supports color faxing.
note:
  • To cancel sending a fax, press the Stop button, and follow the instructions on the LCD.

  • If documents remain in the ADF after pressing the Stop button during scanning, "Close the feeder cover [OK]Eject the document" will appear on the LCD. Press the OK button so that the remaining document is automatically fed out.

Automatic redialing
  • When sending a fax and the recipient's line is busy, the machine will redial the number after a specified interval. Auto redial is enabled by default. Auto redial can be enabled or disabled by selecting ON or OFF. Select ON to specify the number of redialing in Redial times and redialing interval in Redial interval.

Redialing the Number Dialed with the Numeric Buttons

1.Prepare for sending a fax.
(1) Make sure that the power is turned on.
(2) Load a document on the Platen Glass or in the ADF.
(3) Press the FAX button.
The fax standby screen will appear.
(4) Adjust the image density (scan contrast) or quality (fax resolution) as necessary.
See "Adjusting the Sending Quality"
2. Select the telephone number recently dialed.
(1) Press the Redial/Pause button.
Most recently dialed fax number using the Numeric buttons will appear.
(2) Use the g0016984.png (-) or g0008875.png (+) button to select the number to redial.
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(3) Press the OK button.
The selected number will appear in the fax standby screen.
3. Send the fax.
Press the Color button for color sending, or the Black button for black & white sending.
important:
  • Color sending requires that the recipient's fax machine supports color faxing.


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Sending Faxes

The operation flow of sending faxes is as follows.

  1. Load the original on the platen glass or on the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF).

    Platen Glass

    1. Lift the document cover (1).
    2. Place the original in landscape orientation and align the upper corner of it with the alignment mark (2) as shown in the figure below.

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    3. Gently close the document cover.
ADF
  1. Remove any documents from the Platen Glass.
  2. Open the Document Tray.

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  3. Load the document in the ADF.
    Load the document with the side you want to copy, scan, or fax facing up in the ADF.

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  4. Adjust the Document Guides to match the document width.

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  1. Press the button.

  2. Adjust fax settings as necessary.

  3. Start faxing.

    1. Dial the recipient's number using the numeric buttons or coded speed dialing.

    2. Press the button for color sending, or the button for black & white sending.

      Note: Color sending is available only when the recipient's fax machine supports color faxing.

    3. If the document was loaded on the Platen Glass, the following message will appear. Load the next page on the Platen Glass.

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    4. If you have only one page of document to scan, go to step 5.

    5. Press the same button as you pressed in step 4b.

    6. Repeat steps 4c through 4e until all pages of the document have been scanned in and then go to step 5.

  4. Press the button.

  5. To cancel sending a fax, press the button. To cancel sending a fax while it is being sent, press the button, then follow the instructions on the LCD.


Adjusting the Scan Contrast or the Image Quality (Fax Resolution)
Adjusting the Scan Contrast

Contrast is the degree of difference between light and dark. Increasing the scan contrast setting further blackens dark areas and whitens bright areas, whereas decreasing the contrast setting reduces the difference between bright and dark areas. You can adjust the contrast among three contrast levels.

  1. Press the button.

  2. Press the button.

  3. Press the (left) or (right) button to select the contrast.

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  4. Pressing the l_mark.jpg (left) button decreases the contrast, and pressing the r_mark.jpg (right) button increases the contrast.

  5. Press the button.

Adjusting the Image Quality (Fax Resolution)

You can adjust the image quality (fax resolution) of the document you send. The higher you set the image quality setting, the better the output quality will be at the other end, but the longer it will take for the transmission. Adjust the image quality according to the type of document you are sending.

  1. Press the button.

  2. Press the button two times.

  3. Press the l_mark.jpg (left) or r_mark.jpg (right) button to select the resolution.

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STANDARD:

Suitable for text-only documents.

FINE:

Suitable for fine-print documents.

PHOTO:

Suitable for photographs.


  1. Press the button.


Return to Start Faxing

Back to the Top of the document


Dialing the Coded Speed Dial

  1. Press the button.

  2. Press the numeric buttons to enter the two-digit code (00 - 19) assigned to the number you want to dial.

  3. Press the button for color sending, or the button for black & white sending.


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    *
    Color sending is available only when the recipient's fax machine supports color faxing.
    * To cancel sending a fax, press the Stop/Reset button. To cancel sending a fax while it is being sent, press the Stop/Reset button, then follow the instructions on the LCD.

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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
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The document paper is too thin or too thick.
Make a duplicate using a copier and use the copy
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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.
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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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