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Jamming paper I printed labels and a small piece of adhesive paper from label sheet must be on roller as it jams my docs and can see it missing from the label sheet. Now when printing, paper jams and sometimes makes a terrible sound. I can remove the paper from the back but it still jams intermittently, producing a document crumpled on one side when it does print. It jams more when you fill paper tray 1/2 way or more. Do I dare remove screws myself and try to clean? How do I clean the rollers after unassembling? Could there be damage to something else having to remove jams by pulling so often?

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Normal 0 I suggest you get a sheet of Card Stock (Heavy paper) and place it in the feed way. Then press the print button applying a slight amount of pressure on the Card Stock so it will feed through the printer. The reason for this is in some cases I have been able to clear the paper track of debris that was deposited there over time.
Worth a try, as I have fixed a number of printers this way, saving costly repairs.
Hope this helps. Bud

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