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Carriage problem with grinding noise

The printer was working fine for 3 years and suddenly shows paper jam error when there is no jam. Now the carriage won't center when cover is open and makes grinding noise. Help!

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Your printers carriage belt has gone loose you are required to change it. I'd advise you to send it to an expert because changing of a belt in your ink jet is not feasible with guidence through text messages.
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