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Copy quality always light

Every copy on this machine is too light. I have replaced the toner with no change. It is practically new. It is also the fourth replacement. I suspect the machine needs to be cleaned but i can't find instructions on how to do it. I am capable of cleaning it without damaging the mirrors, etc. but would like to have a procedure. Second problem, which I have been living with, is that after a few hours of not being used, the first copy I make causes a paper jam. after the first copy, it feeds fine. ???

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Are you using a genuine OEM Sharp toner and drum? The paper pick-up rollers could use a good cleaning. Try a little WD 40 on a cotton cloth and clean the d shaped rollers. Also the feed clutch could be sticking. You have to take the back covers off to see the clutch. Clean and put some light grease on it. Easy parts to order and not expensive.

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