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Paper won't feed

I ran out of paper, simple right? I loaded more paper and now it won't grab and feed the new paper. It just makes screaching noises and tells me to add paper. There is nothing stuck. ?????

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Re: Paper won't feed

Pull out the paper tray and push the paper feed roller towards the machine. Try to turnaround the paper feed roller by hand. Reinsert the paper tray.

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