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TRACTION PROBLEM My printer will start to print but won't pick up the paper the rollers just keep rolling until the printer declares there is a problem. Sometimes it picks up the paper and it moves a few inches until a paper jam is declared by the printer. I've cleaned the rollers,restarted the printer,put fresh paper in,and gone to troubleshoot. Help! Please!

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The cam that keep the pressure between the roller pick up and the lower feed is the solution

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