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Feeding more than one page at a time. How do I fix it?

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Open the auto feeder, and inside you will see some rollers, and probably a rubber pad (on the top section ), the rubber pad (or separation pad) is responsible for keeping extra sheets from feeding you can rough this up gently with a little FINE grit sandpaper and/or just clean it with a moistened cloth (and dry) . It will be on a sort of pressure plate to apply pressure downward , you may try to apply a touch more pressure.

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