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I'm having paper feed problems. What should I do?

    See the solutions for your problem type below.

    Paper Jam Problems Inside the Product

    If paper has jammed inside the product, follow the steps here to clear the jam.

    1. Cancel the print job, if necessary.
    2. Remove any jammed paper from the rear paper feed slot.
    3. Lift the scanner unit.

      Caution:
      Do not touch the flat white cable inside the printer. Do not lift the scanner unit while the document cover is open.

    4. Remove any paper inside, including torn pieces.


    5. Close the scanner unit.
    6. Follow the prompts on the LCD screen to clear any error messages. If you still see a paper jam message, check the other paper jam solutions.

    Paper Jam Problems in the Paper Cassette

    If paper has jammed in a paper cassette, follow the steps here to clear the jam.

    1. Cancel the print job, if necessary.
    2. Pull out the paper cassette, then carefully remove any jammed paper.
    3. Carefully remove any paper jammed inside the product.
    4. Gently insert the paper cassette.
    5. Follow the prompts on the LCD screen to clear any error messages. If you still see a paper jam message, check the other paper jam solutions.

    Paper Jam Problems in the Duplexer (Rear Cover)

    If paper has jammed in the duplexer (rear cover), follow the steps here to clear the jam.

    1. Cancel the print job, if necessary.
    2. Press the tabs and remove the duplexer (rear cover).
    3. Carefully remove any jammed paper.

      Note: Do not touch the paper rollers.

    4. Remove any jammed paper from the duplexer.


    5. Open the duplexer.
    6. Carefully remove any jammed paper stuck inside.
    7. Reattach the duplexer.
    8. Follow the prompts on the LCD screen to clear any error messages. If you still see a paper jam message, check the other paper jam solutions.

    Document Jams in the Automatic Document Feeder

    If you have problems with document jams in the automatic document feeder (ADF), follow the steps here to clear the jam.

    1. Cancel the print job, if necessary.
    2. Remove your originals from the ADF.
    3. Open the ADF cover.

      Caution:
      Make sure you open the ADF cover before removing any jammed pages. Otherwise the product may be damaged.

    4. Carefully remove any jammed pages.
    5. Close the ADF cover, then open the document cover.
    6. Carefully remove any jammed pages in the direction shown.
    7. Close the document cover.
    8. Raise the ADF input tray.
    9. Carefully remove any jammed pages.
    10. Lower the ADF input tray to its original position.
    11. Reload your originals.

      Caution:
      Make sure you do not load the ADF beyond its capacity for your paper size. Also make sure your originals are not bent, folded, or curled and do not have tape, staples, or other materials that could obstruct the feeder.

    12. Follow the prompts on the LCD screen to clear any error messages. If you still see a paper jam message, check the other paper jam solutions.
    Related references
    Paper Jam Problems in the Paper Cassette
    Paper Jam Problems Inside the Product
    Paper Jam Problems in the Duplexer (Rear Cover)
    Document Jams in the Automatic Document Feeder
Published:  Mar 31, 2014 Was this helpful​? Thank you for the feedback!
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