Re: paper tray is full and the paper light keeps...
First check the machine for paper jams. If not, remove the paper from the paper tray and reinstall it. Then try to print from the MP tray.If this works, check paper size settings on the printer driver, or the small black arm which hangs down next to the paper pick up roller, and is the paper sensor.
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There are several possibilities with too many to type here so, here is a link to the Brother troubleshooting page that gives several causes for the flashing red light. When you get to the page, scroll down until you see the "lashing "paper" light.
pull cassette out and look inside the cassette bay on the left side. there is a white gear that lifts up your paper. that might have come unseated. make sure its seated in right by pushing it back in. last but not least, make sure you don't have your rear paper stopper in cassette pushing paper too hard against the front of cassette preventing paper from raising up.
Just had user with same problem. Printer status = paper jam but no paper in feed path therefore suspect paper pick up problem. Asked user to take out paper tray and turn paper in tray over. This solved problem.
So possible fix = turn paper over or try different paper.
If printer is old try cleaning pickup roller. My users printer had only done 227 pages.