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When the paper is being fed into the printer it is only catching at one side and will not feed the paper down into the rollers. I have tried cleaning the rollers as it says in the manual but this does not seem to have worked.

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You can see into the feeder area on some printers. If it looks like the rollers are moving on both sides, use clean, flat paper, and avoid humid conditions. Sometimes humidity can cause slight curls on the edge which interfere with the grippers.
If the grippers are not working on both sides, you may need a repair.

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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If paper does not feed correctly, perform the following to clean the paper feed rollers:
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  2. Click the 'Maintenance' tab and click 'Roller Cleaning'.

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  3. Remove all sheets of paper from the auto sheet feeder.

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  6. After the continuous paper feeding operations in step 5 have finished, load three sheets of plain paper and click 'OK'.

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  2. Use the <Feed Switch> button to select the paper source where you do the paper feed roller cleaning. Click for additional information.

  3. Press the <Menu> button.

  4. Use the right / left cursor button to select [Maintenance/settings] press the <OK> button.


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  5. Use the right / left cursor button to select [Maintenance] and the press the <OK> button.

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  1. Use the up / down cursor button to select [Yes], then press the <OK> button. (The paper feed roller cleaning starts.)

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  3. Use the up / down cursor button to select [Roller cleaning] and press the <OK> button.
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Use the up / down cursor button to select [Yes], then press the <OK> button. (Paper will be fed.)


Note: If paper is not fed properly, repeat steps 4 through 10 above up to three times.

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Note: When printing from the computer, if paper does not feed from the source you have selected on the operation panel, check Paper Sourcesetting in the printer driver. If the option is not set to 'Paper FeedSwitch', paper will feed from the source selected in the driver.

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  3. Use the right / left cursor button to select [Maintenance/settings], then press <OK>.

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  2. Use the <Feed Switch> button to select the paper source where you do the paper feed roller cleaning. Click for here additional information.

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  4. Use the Easy-Scroll Wheel (B) or press the right / left arrow to select [Settings], then press the <OK> button.

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  5. Use the right / left cursor button to select [Maintenance] and the press the <OK> button.

  6. Use the up / down cursor button to select [Roller cleaning] and press the <OK> button.

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  7. Use the up / down cursor button to select [Yes], then press the <OK> button. (The paper feed roller cleaning starts.)

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  9. Use the up / down cursor button to select [Roller cleaning] and press the <OK> button.

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  10. Use the up / down cursor button to select [Yes], then press the <OK> button. (Paper will be fed.)


    Note: If paper is not fed properly, repeat steps 4 through 10 above up to three times.

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Press the <Feed Switch> button to switch to toggle between the Automatic Sheet Feed (ASF) or Cassette. The light will come on when the <Feed Switch> is set for that paper source.
ASF
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Cassette

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Note: When printing from the computer, if paper does not feed from the source you have selected on the operation panel, check Paper Source setting in the printer driver. If the option is not set to 'Paper Feed Switch', paper will feed from the source selected in the driver.
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