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A 940 paper feed problem

Paper feeds in an angle? Sometimes not to bad other times jam??? any suggestions? A 940 printer.

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My DELL A940 printer used to jam every time with the paper pulling to the right.
Solution - there was a pen jammed in the mechanism !
I was about to trash the printer when I looked deep into the workings from above, holding the printer to the window to get bright sunlight into it. I could see a round ballpen laying in the groove at the bottom.
Hooked the pen out and all is back to normal.
This may not be your problem, but its worth a look.

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Clean all the wheels (all the way around) with a dampened (not dripping), lightly soapy clean cloth. Than do again with just wet no soap. Let them dry over night or take a hair dryer on warm setting (not hot) to speed dry time. While in the printer. Take a can of air to it & blow out the paper dust. Remove the paper & wipe out the tray. Keep the printer covered when not in use. My HP 5510 is 5yrs old and still kicking butt.

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