Question about Samsung CLP 300 Laser Printer
I too have this infuriating problem and the reason has already been pinpointed very well it is indeed the front rubber pinch cam not grabbing the paper well. I have approached this problem from another angle... under the front sprung loaded flap on the paper tray
there are two compression springsapprx 1/2" in dia. Gently prise apart the 2 flap pivot (on the extended arms) to gain access to the springs ,pull out the springs and either replace them with slightly stronger ones or pull the existing springs apart to retension them and pop them back (long-nosed pliers or tweezers) this will restore the spring tension lost during use with the rubber pinch cam.
Posted on Jun 29, 2008
I have a Samsung CLP-300 and an ML-2010 laser.
My poor paper feeding was solved by lifting up the front of the machine by a few inches. I use cardboard boxes. They sit nicely next to the little rubber feet.
It worked for me. The paper now slides downhill slightly when it feeds.
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
I have solved this - sort of.
My Samsung CLP-300 has been jamming constantly - to the point of complete uselessness. The jam isn't really a jam; its a failure to properly feed paper from the tray to the paper path rollers up the back side.
In my case, I believe the main feed roller in the center, just above the back of the paper tray fails to positively grab the paper. It feeds a short way, then stops, and the printer calls it a jam. What has happened is that first feed roller has failed to deliver the paper to the next set of rollers, so the paper motion stalls.
I started with the stretching/re-tensioning of the two coil springs as suggested by jabba0737 and pete1558 - not sufficient. I note that those springs are under the corner edges of the paper stack, but the pickup roller is in the center of the feed edge.
After I'd dismantled the paper tray to retension the coil springs, reassembled and tested it (with no joy), I noticed another spring lying on my workbench. It's a conical coil spring, with the larger end the same diameter as the two coil springs in the corners. It's short - about 1 cm long. I do not see a foothold for this spring, so I'm not sure I've put it back where it belongs.
But when I place it in the center under the paper lift at the feed end of the paper tray, it seems to give just enough extra upward pressure on the feed roller to allow the paper to feed correctly.
Printing now works.
During my many tests of this frustrating problem, I had a true, serious paper jam in the fuser. I didn't find any instructions helpful in clearing such a jam, so I took the whole thing apart, figured out how to remove the fuser unit, opened the fuser unit (don't try this unless desperate!), and cleared the jammed and toasted paper. I put the fuser back together (which required 3 hands and much patience) and reassembled the printer.
Question - where did that 1 cm conical coil spring come from? Was it always part of the paper tray, or did it come out of the innards of the printer without my seeing it? It sure doesn't look like it belongs in the paper tray assembly where I put it, even though that seems to have fixed my paper feed jam problem.
Hmm. Any help?
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
Remove the paper tray, and check the black feed arms underneath. One may have come loose or be missing. Joysong
Posted on Apr 17, 2008
These things have a serious problem with jamming, check the reviews on amazon.
However, make sure it is not a full waste toner cartridge. That helped what I thought was a jamming problem for a long time. The one status light can mean many things, among them, paper jam and full waste toner cartridge
Posted on Mar 27, 2008
I have had the same paper jam nightmare as many CLP-300 users and just as I was on the verge of throwing it away I appear to have solved the problem. The paper tray has adjustable plastic guides on either side. I loosened them slightly to allow a spare eighth of an inch each side and I've had no problems since. I can't believe the problem that plagued me for months was so easy to fix.
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
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Posted on May 24, 2008
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