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Canon L170 will not feed paper in for faxes or copies.

I have cleaned the rollers. It just "bites" it a little in the middle of the top of the paper and just hangs there. Rollers seem OK.

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  • dcarey230 Jan 27, 2009

    Thank you. Ummm, where are the gears?

  • dcarey230 Jan 30, 2009

    We're going to get another brand and hopefully a little more "industrial". Thank you for your help.

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As the rollers move with the help of the side gears .which r made up of plastic and that gears r worn out or got cracked as due to this it pulls the paper but the gears are cracked so it does not pulls the paper further and it hangs in between.as to resove this the gears needs to be cleaned and checked if the problem not solved the gears neeeds to be replaced. thanks.

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