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What is wrong with mt Cricut Expession 2 machine? I go through the process of selecting and sizing the images, and loading the paper. But when I hit cut, a timer icon comes on for about a minute, and then the screen clears, anf my paper is kicked out. It's a brand new machine...is it defective?

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  • Turn on the machine, with no cartridge installed. Roll the Speed, Size and Pressure dials all the way down to the lowest possible setting on each.
  • Grab the blade assembly with two fingers and pull the carriage gently all the way to the left. Behind where the carriage usually sits is a red button. Press and hold the button for three to five seconds and release.
  • Go back to the three dials marked Speed, Size and Pressure, and roll each one all the way up and down three or four times.
  • Press the Cut button, then turn off the machine. Let the machine sit for 15 to 20 minutes to clear the memory.
  • Load a cartridge, turn the machine back on and try it out. If you are still experiencing problems, you may have a defective machine. Return it to the manufacturer with the original receipt.

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If it is brandf new, return it to the point of purchase as defective.

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Carryout a Manual Print Head Alignment If Possible.

Manual Print Head Alignment

If the results of Automatic Print Head Alignment are not satisfactory, follow the procedure below to perform Manual Print
Head Alignment.


1 Make sure that the machine is turned on, and then load three sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder or the Cassette.

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6 Select Manual head align, then press the OK button.
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7 Select Yes, then press the OK button.
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