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Dell Laser MPF 1600n WON'T PRINT

I press print and the printer starts to go throught the motion of printing and sounds as if it is going to pick up the paper. But then it clicks and then states "Paper Jam 01 Open/Close Door"

I have two of these printers and both are doing the same thing. I have no idea what to do.

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Re: Dell Laser MPF 1600n WON'T PRINT

Two causes:

1. Worn out roller
2. Spring-loaded tray not engaging when placed into printer

1. The roller will try to "grab" the paper when the job starts. If it becomes too worn, it will slip and not grab anything. One fix is to apply a small amount of moisture to the u-shaped rubber roller.
Other option is to wrap a rubber band around it if you can.

2. Check to see if tray spring works properly. There is a small white knob on left side of tray. Push paper in tray down all the way until it clicks. Engage knob on side and paper should spring upwards. If this does not happen, the roller will not be able to engage the paper and it will simply click as it tries in vain.

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