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Printer keeps saying paper jam..there is no paper jam

Canon pixma mp170, the rollers are going it is not grabing a peice of paper, just stops and says paper jam. i can force feed, but then once they are out the error ..paper jam appears again

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    JDTec May 11, 2010

    If the unit is not picking up paper, that means that the rollers need to be clean. Take a damp cloth with a bit of dishwashing detergent on it. clean all the roller that you see. (make sure that the cloth is very damp) Let me know.

    Also, is it giving you an error message?



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You can also try using a rubber eraser as the rollers are going. Just take a pencil and lightly rub along the length of the rollers as they are feeding. This should remove the film that clogs the rollers surface.

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