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Dell 1600n Will only print with sheet feeder open

I've got a Dell1600n multi-function Laser printer.

If I place a piece of paper on the glass of the copier & close the lid (sheet feeder) and press the 'copy' button, the printer reports 'paper jam'. If I leave the printer lid open, then the 'copy' works fine. The printer will also print from computers on my network fine.

Appears that the printer thinks that there is a paper jam in the sheet-feeder lid. I've taken a quick look but its not easy to dismantle the sheet feed.

Any ideas gratefully accepted.

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Re: Dell 1600n Will only print with sheet feeder open

Rollers may be worn out and not properly grabbing paper or a gear may be broken. You should be able to inspect by lifting cover to feeder and watching as paper is pulled through.

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* Push down the purple paper lever located on the right side of the multi-purpose sheet feeder and pull the jammed paper upward and out of the feeder.
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