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Printer makes grinding noise and not printing

Lexmark X 8350 - When I try to print, I hear a loud noise like gears grinding, then get a message that the paper is out when it is not.

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Sounds like the rubber band in side the printer has jumped a tooth which is why it is grinding bud have it repaired or get another

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