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Paper feed wheel

I just replaced the drum cartridge and the toner in my Dell 3000cn printer. Now the wheel that feeds the paper is vibrating, sounding like a helicopter, and it doesn't flip down to pull in a sheet of paper. This is the wheel you can see from the front of the printer where you load paper. Is there any way I can adjust this wheel? For now, I end up putting my hand in to push it down, but I have to do it for each sheet...

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  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2008

    I have the same problem. I tried cleaning the registration rollers, but it does not work. I have to flip down the roller at the entry of the paper between sheets as well. Is there any way to clean this area?

  • jessie373 Oct 21, 2008

    I just started to have the same problem but cannot flip down the wheel. How did you do it?


  • rsmith6148 Nov 06, 2008

    I have a similar problem. The mechanism just doesn't want to properly grab and feed the sheet. It happens on all paper types. The paper jams, I have to pull it back out, and then hand feed each sheet, giving it an extra push. Sometimes it makes a tremendous racket before it gives up and reports the paper jam problem.



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Sounds like something was not put back in right and something is not making good contact.

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