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Brother mfc-8660dn printer can't pull paper from the paper tray.  Loud clicking sound as the gears on the left side try to engage the paper tray gears

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Re: brother mfc-8660dn

Try cleaning the tires with alcohol,see if they pick up.

are they real smooth to the touch or do they have a rough edge?

the loud clicking sound maybe a clutch or gear trying to engage and is slipping.

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