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Re: panasonic kx-fp 342 papaer jam
Paper jam or missfeed always due tothe following:- 1-malefunction of paper feeding system due to broken gears belt chain please check smoth mechnical movement and apply light grease in gears and change any broken part. 2-something is blocking the paper path (staplers-pins)droped inside. 3-malefunction of paper detection micoswitch please confirm free operation for the lever in mechnical one and clean of dust and dirt from optical one,
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Your document feed is separate from your received and report prints so that's why your reports are printing ok and the document feeder jams. When you open up the doc feeder and look inside the machine you will see a roller and above it on the cover that opens you will see a rubber pad. Clean both the roller and pad (in fact anything in there that is rubber) with a rubber cleaner, alcohol, or even soap and water on a cloth without it been dripping wet. You will probablt find that they are very dirty. The roller feeds the document in so that needs to be clean and the pad helps to keep all the other docs from feeding in at the same time and that should be very clean so it produces good friction.
Remove any paper trays. Inspect them for wrinkled or damaged paper.
Also open the back cover of the printer if this model has one.
Open any other doors that give access to the printer's paper path and to the toner or ink cartridge.
If necessary, remove the toner or ink cartridge. Place it away from light/ sun light to avoid damaging it.
If you find a piece of jammed paper, remove it by holding it with both hands and pulling firmly. The goal is to keep the paper from tearing. If several pieces are jammed together, try pulling out the middle piece first to loosen the jam.
If the paper does tear, try rotating the roller gears manually to free the paper. Don't force anything, though. Do this step especially if the jam message comes up repeatedly without any obvious paper jam, there may be a small tear of paper inside.
Ones the printer is free of paper Replace the toner or ink cartridge and paper trays, close any doors you opened and turn the printer back on.
If the printer paper jam message still appears, then there is still some paper in the printer. Reinspect the paper path.
see alternative if the problem is still not solved.
alternative : Load a piece of thick paper, for example photo paper and press the resume button (may be diffrent button on diffrent models) a few times to the printer picks up the paper and puts it through the machine.
Look where you remove the last jamed piece of paper closest to the fixing unit. Dose it jame when you make one copy? If it dose jam in the same place, I would have to say the problem is in the fixing unit. Look, in the unit for any pieces of paer jamed and remove them. Also, is it only happen with one paper tray and not the other. If so make sure you haze the tray and paper are set correctly.... Really need some more info.