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Uneven paper pulling.

Instead of the paper going into the printer evenly, it pulls too hard at one side, and this makes the paper go in unevenly and jams up the printer.
How would I fix this?

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Re: Uneven paper pulling. - Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One InkJet Printer Printers & Copiers

Replace the defective roller on the one side

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