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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Re: Lexmark E232 - Tray-1 Paper Problem
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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Quite common for the paper feed rollers to wear out on this model.
Remove the paper tray, and look up under the printer where you took the tray from. You should see 2 black rubber 'wheels' feed rollers. They shold look flat black and feel 'grippy'
if they're shiny and smooth, they're stuffed. you will need to replace them . (A pair)
Slipping paper feed rollers is probably causing the jamming. Remove the paper tray and tip the machine back so that you can access the feed rollers from underneath. A good technique to isolate this problem is to remove the rubber feed tires, turn them inside-out and refit them. If it now works OK you need to get new feed rollers.
Rotate tires. Pull out paper tray. Pull down on red low paper indicator at left bottom. Two rollers come down on axel near center. I pulled off the rubber tire like roller, then twisted the roller inside out and reinstalled it with the fresh side out. If tires dry out again will probably buy new ones from ebay.
There is an easy fix for Lexmark E232 paper jams at the beginning of the paper path. This fix only works when the problem is that the paper starts to feed, but does not quite make it out of the paper tray.
The problem is the pickup paper rollers. If you remove the paper tray and press down on the paper indicator (the red lever to the left of the paper tray) you can see the twin rollers attached to a spring loaded armature.
Chances are these rollers are worn and are very smooth to the touch. This slick smooth surface does not have enough friction to push the paper up to the next roller.
To fix this, remove both rollers, they slide off easily. Then simply turn both rollers inside out and replace them on the armature. Notice how much "stickier" they feel now? Chances are your paper jam problems are over, until the rollers wear out again.