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Paper will not feed correctly, keeps jamming up.

I've had this printer for about a year, it's worked excellently until now, randomly it started jamming up whenever I try to print. I've tried turning it on its side and shaking it a little but it doesn't seem like anything is caught up in there causing a jam. It always jams the paper the same way, the right side of the paper gets all crinkled up because the printer seems to grab the right side of the paper more. I don't know what's going on. Any suggestions?

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Re: Paper will not feed correctly, keeps jamming up.

There IS something stuck in the feed path. If the paper starts to feed and then crinkles on the feed side, there is an object stopping the paper moving forward.

Lay the machine on it's back and take a sheet of very stiff card (A5 size approx) and push it through the paper path in reverse. So start where the paper would normally exit and push the card in. You may need to lift the pinch rollers just behind the print head by hand to aid the card through. Keep the card to the side that would normally crinkle but beware of the paper sensor flag. If you force it you could break it off.

Once you get past the pinch rollers behind the print head, push a little further then start to move the card in and out but along the length of the rollers. You should find that sufficient to push out whatever is in the path and having the machine on it's back will help it fall clear of the feed mechanism.

If it does not fall out using this method you will have to remove the covers and try to remove the ASF to get at the object.

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

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