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Paper wont feed propaly

The paper is feeding wonky! the roller is on the right is pulling the paper to the right but there is nothing to pull the paper on the laeft side so it is not feeding and I cannot print anything. Brand new printer has worked last 4 times of printing. Help! Thanks

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  • russabs Sep 23, 2007

    No, no paper jam! thanks

  • russabs Oct 10, 2007

    it is a lexmark x1270

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    I have a canon multipass 730, that won't feed correctly. I've been trying to clean the roller via the maintenance menu, have examine the pathway as best I can, turned it on & off, cleaned & aligned the heads. When people say to clean the roller, there is a roller on the R that seems to be cushiony, not shiny. So it seems that's ok.

    Same feeding pattern wherein the rt side (looking down at it) feeds, but the l side seems not to.

    Annie K

  • lil_pinky Nov 13, 2007

    my lexmark x1270 wont take the paper correctly i tried everthing like cleaning the rollers new ink holding the paper etc. please help me its only 4 months old only used it like 6 times so far

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2007

    i have a lexmark p4350 i have been trying to print some stuff but the paper keeps going to the right and getting jamed. i have tride cleaning it all holding the papers taking the back of it so i might make it easer to print but nothing i try is working.

  • Toaker Dec 19, 2007

    My printer feeds the paper all wonky. How do I fix it?

  • marakg11 Feb 29, 2008

    printer is only pulling the paper on the right side. 

  • Lothlill Mar 26, 2008

    I have a similiar problem with a HP DeskJet 5740. It takes the paper and feeds it through at an angle...then it jams. Have opened the back and cleared all the jammed paper, turned it on and off and it still does it. It looks like the paper may be catching a the top of the page has nicks in it.

    Any ideas or is it time to invest in a new one?



  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    I had the same problem. Turned out it was a paper clip that dropped into the left side of the printer (as you are facing it).

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    Help! I have a fairly new printer that keeps pulling mainly on the right side....when the left side does ngrob on the paper crumples in the middle and the paper is printed on at strange angles.

    I'd hate to have to replace it for this problem.


  • rbgirl Sep 10, 2008

    OI have a Lexmark X1270. I have the same issue, where the paper pulls on the right side of the printer. Sometimes, even multiple pages are pulled through. I tried shaking it and holding a pencil to the left side (like the suggestions states). Nothing has worked. When I finally called a Lexmark Technical Support person, all they could do was send me a Lexmark coupon to purchase a new one online.

    It is so sad that we have become such a wasteful society, that many times, the solution is to "buy a new one"!!

  • Kreesh Jan 25, 2009

    The roller is only pulling a little on the right side, and I cant print anything. The printer says please load paper because the roller isnt pulling the paper.

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    I've got this Printer and only used it a few times and then just the other day for no reason at all it started feeding the paper through at a wonky angle. I'm watching the rollers as its doing it and there is no visible reason for it to happen :(. Need to print job application!!! :'(

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    hi, im having the same printing problem. canon mx300 all in one ive tried everthing(cleaning,etc) except opening it up to look inside. it is little over a year old. any help appreciated. thanks.

  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    i have the same problem



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Something probably fell into that tiny pinch of an area where the paper goes. I have found everything from a Tostito crumb to a chip of drywall blocking my paper feed. Flip your machine over, poke it if you have to, and shake it around til the little bugger falls out.

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    I shook mine upside down and out fell a plastic piece. I could of sworn I looked down in there and nothing was there. But read your findings of chips and twa la MY PRINTER WORKS NOW.


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Check to see if the roller has a paper jam. Please contact me back so i can help you further if it is not a jam

Posted on Sep 23, 2007


Toss the canon. Mine last two have died like that... one after 1.5 years, this newest 4300Pix after only a few months. Starts to feed the paper crooked, seems like there is a jam, but never one, no paper jammed. Product control is terrible with most printers now. 

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Re-install the driver make sure that it is set for tractor feed not A4

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Have same problem with x1270. Fixed it by using glue on a pencil to the opposite side of the paper tray from the roller. This acts as a guide that prevents the paper from rotating while being pulled.

Posted on Nov 20, 2007

  • InLexHell Nov 20, 2007

    Have same issue on x1270. Fixed with pencil. Glue pencil to left side (opposite of roller) of in-bound paper tray. This acts as a guide to prevent paper from rotating.

  • iSingHoly Sep 03, 2010

    where do I glue the pencil? through the top, or down under on the tray- I really love this printer- I've had it for about 4-5 years, and would like to keep it, especially since I just bought new ink cartridges! Any help you can give...


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What make/model of printer is it? certain printers only have one roller some have as many as 4 and are suseptable to breaking very easily


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Hi, I'm having exactly the same problem with my lexmark x1270. I've checked and i cant't find any jammed paper in the printer! The roller appears to be moving fine so i'm very confused! Can anyone help further?

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  • Paper is jammed in the paper path of the printer or Automatic Document Feeder (ADF).
  • Multiple sheets of paper are being fed through the printer at one time.
What to do
Is the jam in the
paper support?
  1. Press  to turn the printer off.
  2. Firmly grasp the paper, and gently pull it out.
  3. Press  to turn the printer back on.
Is the jam in the Automatic
Document Feeder (ADF)?
  1. Flip open the ADF by grasping the notch in the left side of the ADF and pulling up.
  2. Firmly grasp the paper, and gently pull it out.
  3. Close the ADF.
  4. Press .
Is the jam in
the printer? To automatically eject the paper:
  1. Press and hold .
  2. Remove the paper from the paper exit tray.

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I have a Canon PRIXMA 190, it's a couple months old and I hardly use it and when I do it's fine... until now. It too has formed this habit of pulling the papers in to the right corner. Why they don't have this magic paper pulling roller in the center so it grabs the whole page I don't know. The more I have this problem I begin to believe it's designed so we have to, as someone else mentioned, "get a new one."

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