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Paper feed Paper is not feeding, consequently printer head is staying "stuck" on right side making grinding noise. (Printer head does move across upon power up) Thanks

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Sounds like print head is not engaging home switch or sensor. open the printer and look for any such switch to sense print head at home position.

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2. Look for any obstructions in the paper path and remove them if necessary. (It is possible to move the carrier assembly with the power off.)
3. Turn the printer on, load some paper, and press the Form Feed button. (On the X83, press the Select button.)
4. Watch the paper as it feeds through and try to determine where the jam is occurring.
5. Check to see if all the rollers are turning.

If all the rollers are turning, there may be something in the feed path that you can't see. Go to step 6.
If not, there is probably a feed motor or a gear problem and the printer may require service.
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7. Turn the printer off.
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9. Move it up and down first, and then slowly move it over to the right side. If something is stuck under the black guide plate, this may work it loose.

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