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All my tractors are okay but my printer still giving me a paper motion error?

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    Matata Mwas Jun 05, 2012

    do the paper alignment and check whether the platen is tight



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You need to clean paper motion sensor first,

check its connection on logic board

clean the connector of sensor,

if you can then please post u r problems with printer model then i can explain it more.

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Technical Services Note
MT6xx/T6xxx (All) Paper Motion Faults 11 May 1995
If you are having problems with recurring Paper Motion Faults that don’t seem to stay
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I would guess the message is something like LOAD SINGLE, and you are using tractor feed paper. If this is the case the paper path on the pritner has changed and needs to be changed to Tractor 1 again.

To do this;

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