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Paper jam in brother 8660 multi function printer

I was getting repeated paper jams every time I tried to print, I cleaned the rollers and replaced the ink, to no avail.

I tried resetting the paper thickness to thickest, by using, menu, 1, 2, 1 and that helped, but I am still getting paper jams every 10 or 15 pages. I am using standard 20# paper.

Do I need to replace the drum?

Thanks for any help!

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