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Lexmark E232 - Tray-1 Paper Problem

I have a Lexmark E232 and suddenly, it stopped feeding from Tray-1

There is enogh paper in the tray, but the Paper Light goes on whenever I send a print job ...

The only way to print, is to insert a paper in the manual feed slot and it will then take it and print fine ...

Do you have any suggestions in terms of what I should do ???

Thanks ...

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  • JoeDean Nov 05, 2007

    same thing. won't pick up paper in tray. trying to avoid sending it to lexmark for repair.

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2007

    I have The Same problem

    and as this has been supplied by work some of my colleagues have the same issue

  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2007

    Have the same problem. Cleaned the rollers, blew it out with air, changed different paper brands. Still won't pick. POS printer.

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2007


  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    will not load from tray 1;i have to manually feed the paper-any solutions?

  • Frugalguy Feb 07, 2008

    I had the same problem, so I took two fat rubber bands, (the kind that they use to band broccoli),cut them to just fit around the roller wheels. Then i took pliobond all purpose adhesive and glued a rubber band over top the

    original rubber wheel. (Do not take off the original rubber wheel).let this dry for five minutes and TaDa... works great now. No problems and the wheel

    carridge justs clears the housing.

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    I had a similar problem - in my situation the rubber on the pick up wheels became dry and would not pick up paper - I simply removed the tray and in the printer tray cavity I found the pick up wheels, I removed the rubber (like a small heavy duty rubberband) and turned them over in essence to use the opposite side of the rubber. It worked for me. Good Luck

  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    i have the same problem. Just turn the rubber upside down and clean it a little bit with warm water. Wait for a couple of minutes, then started again. Works just fine..

  • David Rodgers Jul 17, 2013

    Myprinter has some kind of plastic piece about 8" long and goes somewhere in the front of the printer. Opened door on printer, this part fell out.



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Have the same problem after 1,500 pages! This was Lexmark's solution (and it worked)...

Take the paperfeed tray out and you will see a red lever , press it
downwards and you will see the paperfeed rollers coming down , you need to
pull the rubber tyres off those rollers and place them inside out over
them and then try printing any document. Check the paper weight and
the paper type you need to use 20 pounds regular paper and try runnning a
can of compressed air inside the machine.
If rubber tyres on the paper feed rollers are totally worned out you
need to replace the feed rollers.

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I can backup this Best Solution as marked...

Took me literally 1 minute to do and now it works again!!

Posted on Sep 17, 2008



It worked with the rubbers turn them inside out

Posted on Nov 10, 2008


Just take ruber band out and flip it. And put it back, It works. Main reason is rubber is dried. Frugalguy's suggestion worked for me. Thanks.

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

  • shirlte May 31, 2011

    GOD BLESS YOU PEOPLE!!!! You saved my life!!!! :)



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I used an improvied solution.
buy a Bostik BLUTACK.
stick a little amout of it on the rubber rollers.
you may need to replace the blutack from time to time.
blutack is like a plasteline which is used to stick posters on a wall.

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