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2 extra sheets fed at the beginning of each print job

At the start of each print job, the printer ejects two blank pages. The printer test page works fine. I have followed HP's troubleshooting steps for "The Printer Makes a Grinding Noise When It is Turned On or Printing," [even though it doesn't make a grinding noise] to no improvement.

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  • Slide the left edge guide until it locks in place at the guide mark. Next, adjust the right edge guide to match the width of your paper.
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