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Paper Jam - ADF

When trying to fax the first sheet jams just on the wrap around; it will not feed trough the ADF. I cannot see what is causing the jam. Thanks for your help.

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  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    When I try to fax, the paper feeds halfway through and then jams. I can't see any problem other that maybe the rollers are not actually close enough together to catch the paper as it feeds through, but I don't know how to adjust them.

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Open ADF cover
Lift up Pickup roller Assy
remove spring from pickup roller assy
Remove pickup roller assy gently pull it towards you
Carefully remove green plastic diverter
note this is held in place by 4 plastic pins 2 on each side
look in the opening for foreign objects.
( I have found labels, money, paperclips, plastic pieces,jammed paper in this area)

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