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My printer now grabs the paper crooked and then it jams. Could it be the improper paper weight (I use 20 lb. weight but it seems thinner lately) or could something be stuck inside the printer -- OR -- roller problem?

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It could be the paper weight. Make sure to use the specified paper types and sizes. This article in the Lexmark website on How to Troubleshoot a Paper Jam or Misfeed on a Lexmark X73 might help fix your problem.

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Color Paper: 20 lb to 24 lb (75~90 g/m2) color-backgrounded
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