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Canon pc 420 paper feeds only part way

Paper feed starts fine with main feed roller, but then stops partway and does not continue as copier completes copy cycle. There is no jam. The paper just stops feeding after travelling a couple of inches. Looks like there may be  a switch that controls the feed roller than doesn't operate correctly. Any ideas? I have the same problem - worked fine when I made 2 test copies, now it just feeds up to the second roller-bar and stops. when the scanner plate stops moving it gives a paper-jam error.

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I had the same problem. I found a parts diagram here http://techno-parts.org/canon/220/320_220.php which showed that the springs hold the bar down. On mine, on each side, one of the spring tabs was broken.

I made a metal pin for one side and insert a screw on the other. Be sure and wrap the spring over the nylon bushing.

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Check to see if one of the sensors flags has not fallen out. there will be a sensor just before where the paper stops and one just half way along the paper it sounds as the paper is not getting to a sensor in time that is why it is throwing up a jam code

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