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My MP510 grabs way to many sheets of paper.

Every time I go to print using either the front loader or Auto sheet feeder, (this goes for plain paper or photo paper).my printer wants to grab anywhere from 3 to 6 sheets of extra paper.
1. I have tried switching the envelope/paper switch..................
2. Ensuring only fresh straight paper is used in either of the feeders.

This is frustrating as there doesn't seem to be much in the way of adjustment for this issue.
(It has done it since the day I bought it.)

Thanks in advance, Thom R.

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Hi i am a Canon certified repair tech for this printer. it seems that your problem is due to a broken sheet feeder unit. what i ahve seem with some new machines is that a plastic shaft that controls ther seperation of the pages breaks. most of these problems occurs with new machine because they are shipped from place to place. if the unit is under a year old it is still under warrenty and can be brought to or shipped to a repair center. even if its not under warrenty any longer you should still call Canon at 1-800-OK-CANON and complain that it has been doing it since you bought it and they will locate the nearest repair center to your location for you. hope this helps.

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