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Non stop paper jams

My Brother HL 5140 won't feed the paper correctly. Every piece is feeding crooked and causing a paper jam.

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  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2008

    Continuous paper jam.



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I had this same problem. I finally noticied that the problem occurred consistently on the right side of the paper feed. I discovered that a little part along the right side of my drum unit (just inside the paper feed area) had disconnected and was loose inside the drum unit itself. Once this little part was placed back into it's rightful place, VOILA! Problem solved! Hope this helps!

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

  • Anne Simpson
    Anne Simpson Apr 15, 2014

    i will try this and get back to you unless i end up throwing the printer out into the garden! ive spend so much time trying to solve this!



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