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Paper jam 202 with no paper in printer

Machine shows pj 202 no paper in printer checked everywhere?

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Re: paper jam 202 with no paper in printer

This jam is refering to back door, jam in fuser (hot bit) Double check no paper is wraped around fuser rollers.

These machines have a fuser at rear if you look at he fuser from the back, on it you will see, two thick fuser rollers (ones rubber), paper runs threw these then it hits a little black switch (your machine thinks this switch is activated) and then a series(3,4) of small rubber exit rollers, this switch (between middle and left) can get damaged it also likely that a piece of paper is concertinaed in fuser.

Also remove print cartridge and look behind it, if this machine has duplex unit installed you will need to lift it off that first to axcess all areas.

Check all doors are shut.

pic of rear of fuser and exit switch in red circled3f7db6.jpg

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Re: paper jam 202 with no paper in printer

Thanks so much. it worked!!! this solution should be posted in the regular instructions!!!!!! you were most helpful.

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Start by following the steps below to get the paper out from the machine.
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