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Dell printer problem



I have a Dell MFP 1815dn. I've tried to print a 25 page document  but it will only print out 1 page, then it stops and the digital display says "paper jam open front door" I open the front door, pull out the paper tray and there is no paper jam. Once I close the door it will print one more page and give me the same error.

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Re: Dell printer problem

Sounds like you may need to replace the pick up rollers on the machine.  Without knowing exactly where the jam error happens during the print process, it's hard to say.

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