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Dell 1700n Jamming

My dell 1700n printer keeps jamming. I have switched paper and cleaned it but still it jams on every page.

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  • Daniel Velez Feb 20, 2007

    I tried leveling it off but it is still jamming.

  • branestorm Jan 25, 2008

    my 1700 is jamming when i use letterhead. please advise

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2008

    I have a dell 1700 laser. I can't put more than 1/2 load of paper or it jams every time. Even when I only have 1/2 or less in the tray, it jams evrt other time. The jam is simply the paper getting part way into the chute then it stps. It is nevber what you would call a classic jam with paper in the gears, etc. Frustrating!

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2008

    doesn't pick-up paper but comes with paperjam error,how do I get this right

  • helen4712 May 07, 2008

    1700N jams constantly in the back even when you feed paper in through manual feed.

    How do you repair or clean the fuse in the back?

  • Anonymous Jul 18, 2008

    Dell Laser Printer 1700 no jala las hojas para imprimir, y marca error en cargar/retirar papel

  • W924 Aug 09, 2008

    Have a similar problem but not jamming, the printer picks up several sheets with the ones it has printed and sends out the unprinted sheets at the same time .

  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2008

    paper feeder keeps jamming

  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2008

    paper jams

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    paper jams in DELL 1700N

  • dschimmel Sep 09, 2008

    need to know how to take apart a DELL 1700 to repalce drum

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Try "rotating the pick up tires". (dell tech's phrase, not mine). pull the paper tray clear out of cabinet and look up inside the bottom of the printer. you will see a t shaped assembly with 2 large rubber tires (rollers). pull the assembly down (spring loaded) and peel the tires off the plastic mounting rollers. turn the tires inside out and replace them.

Posted on Oct 31, 2007

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I've worked with these guys at a large state agency for aboutr 3-4 years now and have found the only thing necessary is to remove the pick rollers and clean them with soap and warm water, dry thoroughly and reinstall--thiss is because the rollers have loaded up with paper and/or toner dust. Alcohol dries them out and rubber rejuvenator works but melts plastic on contact!!

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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Worked great thanks

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Perfect solution for me turning the rubbers inside out

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

Rotating the rubber worked perfecty, thanks!

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

Worked for me as well.

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Thank You! I rotated the tires and it picked up the paper like a charm. Saved me from an ebay purchase!

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

Turning the rubber tires inside out worked like a charm. Thanks.

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

Excellent solution of rotating tires! Worked for me!

Posted on Apr 19, 2008

The turning the rubber on the rollers inside-out worked for me...
Saved me looking for a new printer.
Thanks!

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

I turned the rollers inside out and after that didnt' work, I rubbed them with alcohol.

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

The turning the rubber on the rollers inside-out worked for me...

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

I took all of the above advise into consideration. While talking the wheels off (the little clip that holds them on broke - however the wheel still goes on and stays on without a problem) i just thought why not take the little rubber ring off and flip it inside out. The rubber portion of the wheel does come off easily and if you turn it inside out you have a fresh side of rubber to grip the paper and there ya go - it works like a charm

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

Rotating tires worked for me. Thanks !

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If the printer jams while the paper is still in the tray it is due to worn out pick rollers, if it jams while going into the back of the printer, the gears on the fuser are shot. If it jams while coming out of the back of the printer the sensor flag on the fuser is either dirty or broken.

Posted on Aug 17, 2007

I put a strip of double stick tape on the intake rollers. It grabs the paper and gets it going. Works much better than trying types of paper to see which one the printer likes.

Posted on Jun 12, 2007

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Try to change the surface on which the printer is placed, b/c for a printer to work perfectly, it needs to be placed on such a surface that all four sides of the printer are on the same level.

Posted on Feb 20, 2007

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I noticed this problem on alot of Dell 1700 printers. I ended up purchasing Ruber Rejuvinator and using it on the rollers. They work like brand new. I had tried rubbing alcohol, it worked but ended up drying the rubber out eventually.

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Dell 1700n Laser Printer paper jams

Some questions first: -Where in the paper path is it jamming? -Is it always in the same spot or does it vary? -Roughly how many pages have you printed with this printer? -Did anything lead up to this or has it progressively gotten worse?

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When I print, the paper gets jammed at the same place. I have cleaned the rollers, but it still gets jammed.


You can try using the next heavier weight of paper, or the next lighter weight. Not uncommon for laser printers to start jamming when humidity changes.

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Dell 1700 printer paper jams


if the paper is jamming at the back of the unit, and looks like an accordian after removal, it's more than likely only the paper sensor on the fuser. i dont recall the part number, but it can be had from online suppliers for under $40.

Nov 10, 2008 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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the sensor is on the back of the fuser, it's the small black plastic piece that the paper hits as it passes through. (or is supposed to) online suppliers have this part for under $40 us. it's an exit sensor.

Nov 07, 2008 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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Paper jam light is on with no sign of a jam printer wont print.


1-paper is most likely stuck in the fuser, (where it exits and gets hot) you will have to remove it
2-it would be better to clean the rollers w/ alcohol then inside out.

Oct 09, 2008 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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Paper Jam error


Try feeding paper from the front, if it works, your paper pickup rollers maybe having problems (dusty/worn-out).

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Jun 19, 2008 | Dell 1720dn Laser Printer

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Paper jam


There is a sensor in the back that lets the printer know the paper has exited the fuser. It is probably broken off if paper is getting stuck back there.

Also check for paper remnants that are jammed. This may require removal of the fuser.

Mar 13, 2008 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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Dell 1700N


We had a printer with the same problem, and turning the pickup wheels inside out (on the back of the paper tray) solved the problem.

Hope this helps.

Oct 19, 2007 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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My dell 1700n Laser Printer Paper Jam Light stays on


The sensor is stuck open or closed. It needs to move back and forth between the sensor. Check the paper path for the sensors.

Aug 29, 2007 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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Dell 1700n Laser Printer Jam trouble


If it?s always in the same spot then you can narrow your search for the problem. -Look where the leading edge of the paper is getting jammed up for an obstruction, especially if the paper is folded in an accordion fashion. Look closely, I?ve fixed many a paper jam by pulling out a corner of a page stuck in a recess. -If the paper path is clear then the next thing I would suspect is the paper you are using. -Try new paper that isn?t bowed, folded or curled. Before inserting into the paper try flex it back and forth along the width and length, then insert making sure to slide the two side guides and the back guide until they fit snugly against the stack of paper. -Other things to check are the rollers where the leading edge of the paper is getting stuck. Make sure they are clean. -Also make sure your toner cartridge is inserted into the printer correctly. If you have a spare try using that, sometimes cartridges can drag on the paper.

Feb 25, 2007 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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Dell 1700n Laser Printer paper jams


Some questions first: -Where in the paper path is it jamming? -Is it always in the same spot or does it vary? -Roughly how many pages have you printed with this printer? -Did anything lead up to this or has it progressively gotten worse?

Feb 20, 2007 | Dell 1700n Laser Printer

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