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How to Fix a Paper Jam

It’s an annoying situation that we have all experienced: you are in the middle of finishing an important job when suddenly you get a paper jam. It’s an unfortunate part of life when working with these machines. Luckily, paper jams are easy to fix if you know what you are doing. You just need to follow these steps and you’ll be un-jammed in no time.

  1. Find the source of the jam. This will be caused by a piece of paper getting caught somewhere in the machine. Check the paper tray first, as that is where most paper jams come from. If you don’t see what’s causing the problem then you may need to open the machine.
  2. Remove the paper. Be gentle and do not yank or jerk the paper. Paper jams are easy to fix but if you aren’t careful you could damage your machine further.
  3. Double check the paper tray. Do a onceover once you’ve removed the jam. Check to make sure there aren’t any scraps left behind. You don’t want to be fixing the same problem again because of something you missed.
  4. Run a cleaning program. This will remove any scraps that may be left behind. It will also remove dust from the brushes and help your next print look great.

If you follow these steps then you should be back in business in no time at all. However, if you are still experiencing problems then there might be something else malfunctioning with your printer. Call us today at Minneapolis Copier to get help with your printer or copier today.