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Print head on Epson CX6000 stuck on the right side.

When I turn the printer on it makes a grinding sound and the head tries to move but it can't.  I can't move it by hand either.  All this happenned after a paper jam.

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Obviously, something is preventing the print head from moving. Turn th printer off and try checking for obstructions inside or any foreign material. If it does the same thing when you turn it on then you might want to have your printer checked by a technician or you can contact Epson tech support for warranty options.

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This may work for you, it has worked for many here I given this advice so gave it a try it could work for you. Generally when this happens, something has fallen into the printer, or a piece of paper has been jammed in there.

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