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Sharp AL-800 Paper Feed

The paper no longer will feed into my Sharp AL-800 copier. It appears the wheels are not even turning on the back of the unit. Paper just sits and the "P" light come on. Removal and replacement of paper turns off light. Then same thing. Every 4th or 5th try, paper will feed in about 1/2 of the way and the machine will stop. Every 10th time or son, paper feeds fine.

Why isn't the feed wheel turning and grabbing the paper?

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  • Polly1977 Feb 08, 2008

    Thanks....it is a problem that has been gradually getting worse. It is now to the point of not working hardly at all.

    I will try the WD-40.

    I am not sure I have a bypass tray....there is nothing in the owners manual about this either?

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Is this something that has been getting worse or just happen at once? If it just appeared it good be something in the paper tray stopping it from liftting or something behind the paper tray or in the paper path of the copier. If it has been slowly happen try to clean the paper pickup rollers with WD-40 and a rag and clean the rubber only. If that works you done, but if it say's to add paper you may have a broken paper present sensor. The jams could also be the paper feed clutch is worn out. Worse case use the bypass tray. Good Luck!!

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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