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Forms stuck on roller

I put through a peel apart form and the paper separated allowing the adhesive to stick on the roller that is visible from the back of the printer. This created quite a mess. I was able to pull most of the paper out with a tweezer but some remains on the roller. How can the roller be removed?

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Re: forms stuck on roller

Not simply, Remove from mains, all covers must come off first, then it is obvious. Probably will need new fuser
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Ensure labels are laser type and paper type is set accordingly

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Where is the label stuck? If you are lucky and it is stuck on the toner cartridge's image drum, just replace the toner cartridge. Do not, I repeat, do not try to remove the label from the drum and continue to use the toner cartridge. The reason being that there will still be adhesive on the drum that will cause toner to stick to it and cause big bad defects on the printed page. Additionally, if you try to remove the adhesive with lighter fluid, rubbing alcohol, or other substance and a cloth/paper towel, the drum will be scratched and therefore damaged, causing defects in the printing anyway. Just save the trouble and replace the toner cartridge.

If the label is stuck elsewhere within the printer, be very careful about removing it, especially pay attention to whether any adhesive stays behind once the label is removed. Depending on where the label is, it might just be better to replace the labelled part.

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If that little lever is broken, your boned. Otherwise the optical sensors may just be dirty. If so, you may be able to clean them with a dry Q-tip (be careful NOT to break that lever). If you can't reach in there with a Q-tip, you might try a can of compressed air pointed at them to clean them off (an air compressor will work, but make sure it's not spitting out any water with that air first).

If you think your having problems because the rubber rollers on the paper pickup are really dirty (can't grab & feed the paper properly), here is a trick I developed years ago. You'll need a couple of pieces of heavy card stock (110+LB), and a can a Duro Brand adhesive spray (DO NOT use 3M-Super 77). You spray a VERY light coating of the adhesive onto all but the top three (3) inches of one side of the card stock (use a piece of cardboard as a mask). Let the adhesive set for 10 minutes (should stick and peel off like a post-it note). Feed the card stock into the printer (3 inch non adhesive end first) by hand while pressing the page feed button on the printer. The adhesive will grab any/all dust/**** inside the printer and rollers, making them look/act like new. You may need to do it more than once (use a new adhesive sheet each time). Run 3 or 4 "UN-COATED" sheets of that same card stock through to clean up any excess adhesive that may still be on rollers. CAUTION: If you insert the card stock in backwards (adhesive coated end first), or you don't leave at least 3 inches on the leading edge un-coated, or if you run regular (thin) paper through it without getting all the excess adhesive off the rollers first, the paper WILL wrap around the rollers and you WILL have a mess on your hands.

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Paper Loading

Rear Feed, Continuous Forms

Use the rear-feed path for printing on single-thickness,

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Use the single-sheet path (top feed) for graphics or charts.

! If you have paper in the paper path, be sure to remove it

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1 Lock Lever

2 Upper Tractor Cover

3 Pins

4 Lower Tractor Cover


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7 Install the paper separator. Place the wire guide (1) on the

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! The factory default setting for the Top of Form (where

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Top Feed (Single Sheets)

Use the single-sheet path for letterhead stationery, memos,

and individual envelopes.

! If you have continuous-form paper in the path, press

PARK to remove it before loading single sheets.

1 Make sure the printer is on and deselected (SEL light off).

2 Place the paper lever in the position marked "TOP."


3 Open the carriage cover. Raise the paper separator to the
single-sheet position.

4 Make sure the wire feed guide (1) is secured in the sheet


5 Adjust the paper feed guides (1) for the width of the paper.

Place a sheet of paper in the separator. The paper will feed

into the printer.


If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response. Happy New Year!

Thanks, Joe

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