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Printer jam The printer picks up the paper and then it stops putting the paper through to print. We have used the orange lever on the left side and this works sometimes. What might the repair be for this?

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There is an easy fix for Lexmark E232 paper jams at the beginning of the paper path. This fix only works when the problem is that the paper starts to feed, but does not quite make it out of the paper tray.

The problem is the pickup paper rollers. If you remove the paper tray and press down on the paper indicator (the red lever to the left of the paper tray) you can see the twin rollers attached to a spring loaded armature.

Chances are these rollers are worn and are very smooth to the touch. This slick smooth surface does not have enough friction to push the paper up to the next roller.

To fix this, remove both rollers, they slide off easily. Then simply turn both rollers inside out and replace them on the armature. Notice how much "stickier" they feel now? Chances are your paper jam problems are over, until the rollers wear out again.

At that point you will have to replace them.

Posted on Nov 17, 2007

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When you experience a paper jam on the Lexmark model E232, it is recommended that you check and clear the entire paper path. To clear a paper jam, do the following: 1) If you are feeding paper from a paper tray, first remove the tray. Look for and remove, any jammed or damaged paper you find. 2) Open the front cover, and remove the print cartridge assembly. IMPORTANT! Do NOT leave the print cartridge assembly EXPOSED to direct light, especially sunlight, for an extended period of time. Put it inside a dark place, like a box or a green plastic garbage bag. 3) Remove any paper you find jammed in the area behind the print cartridge assembly. 4) Also lift the flap at the front of the printer and remove any paper you find jammed beneath the flap. 5) Open the rear exit door/cover of the printer and remove any jammed paper you find there. 6) Once you have confirmed that the entire paper path is clear, reinstall the print cartridge assembly. Close all the printer covers/doors. Reinstall any paper trays you removed. 7) Press the Continue button to resume printing. NOTE: The printer may reprint the page that caused the paper jam. 8) If the paper continues to jam, press the Continue button twice quickly while the Continue and Paper Jam lights are on. This will cause the operator panel to display the secondary error paper jam light sequence. The secondary error code will tell you where the printer thinks the problem has arisen. For information on this code, consult the section of your user guide entitled, "Secondary Error Codes." If you do not have a printed user guide, look for the user guide on the CD that came with your printer.

Posted on Mar 30, 2007

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