Question about Dell 1110 Laser Printer

1 Answer

Roller will not engage paper - Dell 1110 Laser Printer

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 5 Answers

I have one of these printers and it's been very reliable.
Sometimes the rollers get sort of dried out or "dusty" from all the paper. When they get like this the don't grip the paper as they should.
Disconnect the printer from the power and from the usb cable and pull out the paper and the toner cartridge.
I would get some plain rubbing alcohol and carefully clean the rubber surface of each roller that you can see, both underneath the printer with the paper removed and inside with the toner cartridge removed.
Rotate the rollers with your fingers as you clean them be sure to get the entire surface or as much of it as you can.
In many cases this will fix the problem. If you have a badly worn or damage roller (and you can tell by looking...they look sort of wrinkly/dried up or they could even be cracked), you will have to decide if you want to buy new rollers and install them yourself or if you want to get another printer. I have no idea what the rollers cost, but this particular printer is pretty inexpensive. Mine was about $99.00. If the rollers cost more than 40 to 50% of the cost of a new printer and this printer is more than a few years old, it might be time to consider a new one.
However, if you can get the roller kits for little money, they are usually very easy to replace. Usually the most important pick up rollers slip off and on and are very easy to replace.

Posted on Mar 12, 2011


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Printer roller will not engage paper

Make sure you have plenty of paper in the tray, this may help the printer pick it up. if you don't have lots of paper add an A4 sized magazine, book or old printed paper in there, to full the tray.
Is there a way to manually insert the paper from the back, some printers have this feature.

Feb 10, 2014 | Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

Paper Jam error

Remove the jammed paper. Unplug the printer from the mains and PC. Inspect the rollers, etc for tiny paper piece(s) that may be stuck, or other debris. Try to clean rollers and make sure they are dry.
Keep printer unplugged for about 2 minutes and replug and try a test print.
Also make sure thatyou have waited long enough for the printer to heat up before giving a print job.
Finally, it could be an issue with the paper sensor. If this is the case, you will probably have to take the printer in for servicing..

Hope that helps!

May 17, 2008 | Olympus P-440 Thermal Photo Printer

1 Answer

Paper is getting stuck

Clean the paper feed roller and look attention is the mechanical problem.

Feb 21, 2013 | Canon Pixma MX410 All-In-One Printer

1 Answer

My HP PSC 1610 paper feed is malfunctioning. When something is sent to printer the message states Out of Paper but there is paper. The rollers don't engage the paper.

Shut down your computer. Pull the plug from the printer to the computer.Wait two minutes. Start the computer and re insert the printer cables. It should recycle and work. f not re-post question.

Jan 07, 2013 | Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

No paper pickup problem in system printer (HPLaserjet 3050 models)

open back & side covers.. start diagnosys..
chech paper pickup unit trying to picking up the paper?..if yes.. clean/replace pickup roller..
No. check solonoid acting proprly,,
Paper passing little bit?..if yes..check paper sensor flag strucked?
check transfer roller gear properly engaging with the catride? 1.Replace catridge..2. Transfer roller check..
Good luck..

Sep 05, 2011 | HP LaserJet 3055 All-In-One Printer

1 Answer

The paper will not feed into the printer,the drive roller that engages the paper turns but does not grasp the paper

Change the pickup roller for the printer, if its not available then clean the roller with damp or wet cloth. it should work. or else if you need to it very urgently then take off the roller and tape the shaft and the replace the rubber roller. it will work for sometime.

Jun 21, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Hey I have a hp3005n that works fine from tray2, but when there are paper in tray1 it pulls in all paper, the pickup roller just continue going around and dont stops for each paper. so i get major...

The paper feed clutch is engaging but not releasing. Either the clutch itself has gone bad or the solenoid that engages the clutch is sticking. HP's are kinda bad about having a foam strip on the solenoid that is suppose to suppress noise when the solenoid activates. Problem is the foam wears thru to the adhesive underneath so then the solenoid arm, when engaged, "sticks" to the adhesive and stays engaged when it is supposed to release. You will either need to call a repair person or dis-assemble and get to the solenoid/clutch area to try and figure out which problem you have. To get an idea where this is you would have to follw the shaft that holds the feed roller, the clutch and solenoid would be on the right side.
Good Luck and Thank You for using Fixya.
Wheatland Services

Feb 11, 2011 | HP LaserJet P3005n Printer

1 Answer

Microsoft Word displays the following message on the screen: ?Printer out of paper.?

  • The paper trays are empty or overloaded.The paper is curledThe print side, or shiny side, of the paper is not loaded in the input tray face down.The paper might not be engaged with the feed rollers.The paper-width guide is pressed against the paper stack too tightly.The paper tray is not completely inserted into the product.The paper settings in the print driver do not match the paper loaded in the paper tray.The rubber paper-feed rollers are coated with dust.
  • Check the media and print settings
  • Clean the rollers
  • try this. have a nice day.

    Apr 30, 2009 | HP LaserJet 1320 Printer

    1 Answer

    Paper not feeding

    Here is the solution, Inside the upright paper tray, on the bottom, there is a little blue "rubber roller", like 2" short, maybe 1.5" in diameter. That blue roller works as a grip, it feeds one sheet of paper to the main roller, which then passes it to other rollers, coronas, transfers, and such. That is the How, in short, Now the Why. That little blue roller wears down over use, like an eraser. It can not grip the paper, unless you fill the paper completely, or try to feed one page at a time, bending the paper to try to get it to grip.
    Sometimes That doesn't work because it's worn down so much. Lexmark sells maintenance kits, which include the grip roller along with other replaceable parts. They may sell just that alone, idk.

    Also another problem is the metal bar the roller sits on. That metal bar is connected the small gears on both ends. If those gears aren't moving properly, the rubber grip will not engage. A quick fix may be too lube the gears, or there may be something jammed in those gears.

    Apr 24, 2008 | Lexmark E210 Laser Printer

    1 Answer

    Dell Laser MPF 1600n WON'T PRINT

    Two causes:

    1. Worn out roller
    2. Spring-loaded tray not engaging when placed into printer

    1. The roller will try to "grab" the paper when the job starts. If it becomes too worn, it will slip and not grab anything. One fix is to apply a small amount of moisture to the u-shaped rubber roller.
    Other option is to wrap a rubber band around it if you can.

    2. Check to see if tray spring works properly. There is a small white knob on left side of tray. Push paper in tray down all the way until it clicks. Engage knob on side and paper should spring upwards. If this does not happen, the roller will not be able to engage the paper and it will simply click as it tries in vain.

    Dec 07, 2007 | Dell 1600n All-In-One Laser Printer

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Dell 1110 Laser Printer Logo

    Related Topics:

    87 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Dell Office Equipment & Supplies Experts


    Level 3 Expert

    2237 Answers

    The Knight
    The Knight

    Level 3 Expert

    74185 Answers

    Electro Med Services...
    Electro Med Services...

    Level 3 Expert

    6694 Answers

    Are you a Dell Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides