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Paper won't feed

I have had my printer for a couple of years now and this is the first time I have had a problem. All of the sudden it acts like it is going to print something and then it beeps repeatedly and says that the paper did not feed. This has never happened before. We have tried to print with only one piece of paper, with a few pieces and also with a small stack. It does the same thing no matter what we do. Please help.

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Re: paper won't feed

My old Brother printer stopped feeding paper. Finally after i cleaned the rubber rollers with the solution used to clean ink printing heads (not alcohol) it seems to be working fine. I also filled the ink cartridges and this may have helped since I've seen reports that low ink could cause these printers to act funky.

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Re: paper won't feed

The paper is pulled in with rubber traction wheels on a rotating rod where the bottom of the paper sits in the loading area. If these rubber wheels get slick or hard, they won't pull. Buffing the rubber wheels lightly with fine sandpaper will restore the wheels to the rubbery texture they need to pull the paper. But be SURE to completely clean any abrasive dust out of the machine before use.

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