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Paper feed error

I'm getting a strange error when attempting to even copy a document with this printer. It begins to feed a sheet through, then stops, reporting an 'E' on the little 'Copies' box. I then hit Cancel and it finishes feeding the paper through.

My first thought was a jam, but as it continues to feed the paper through, I don't think that is the case. Any help would be appreciated.

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Cleaning paper rollers

  1. Turn off the unit, then unplug the power cord.
  2. Remove the rear access door. See the picture above.
  3. Wipe the paper rollers with a lint-free cloth lightly moistened with distilled or bottled water. Rotate the rollers with your fingers to clean all the way around. Figure 7: Paper rollers Paper feed error - c00109674.jpg
  4. Allow the rollers to dry completely, then replace the rear access door. Put the pins on the right end of the door into the holes on the right side of the rear access area, then snap the door shut.
  5. Plug the unit back in and turn it on.

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