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Paper Jam...grinding noise

Had a paper jam, released all paper, now when I switch the machine on it makes a noise like grinding gears and red light and message reads error refer to manual or consult your epson dealer

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    Eric Gibson Jun 18, 2008

    I have examined the printer to see if there are any scraps of paper in it, and then gently pushed a very thin piece of A4 card throughit to see if that would free any obstruction.

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The print head lock is probably not retracting. Look for the white plastic block that pokes through from the paper feed side just in front of the head. Push it in with your finger and move the head to the middle by hand. Now turn the machine on. Then turn it off using the correct method. Then turn it on once more. If it starts grinding again, you screwed the feed mechanism when tugged out the jammed paper (probably pulled it backward through the feed instead of making it go forward and out the correct exit). If this is the case, you may as well bin it. If it in warranty, you can try to get a claim for repair.

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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