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Lines on copys when i feed through top feeder

I try and wipe down the rollers and the piece near the rollers. but it keeps copying with lines on the pages

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There is a small strip of glass under the feeder.Not the main glass, but look where the lamp is sittting in the start position.
You have something on that section of glass.
It may be very tiny, but that is what causes that. Best way I have found to get that clean is with some alcohol and just a plain piece of copy paper crumpled and used as your cleaning towel.
The reason it is there only when you copy through the feeder is this. When you copy off the glass, the lamp moves and scans the original end to end. So a spot is simply a spot.
When you run through the feeder, the lamp parks and the document passes over the lamp scanning that way. So any mark between the lamp and document will repeat and be line down the page.

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