Common Reasons For Paper Jams
Common Reasons for Paper Jams
There are various reasons behind paper jams; below we have listed the most common reasons.
1. Damaged Paper
Using bent or torn paper in your printer is the number one cause of paper jams. Also using paper which as curled corners will most lightly cause a paper jam. Only use flat smooth undamaged paper in your printer.
2. Using the wrong tray
Today, printers have specific trays for special media such as labels, pictures and envelopes. If you use the wrong tray for the wrong for the wrong type of document it will lead to a paper jam. The manual which came with your printer will explain how to use each individual tray.
3. Incorrect loading of paper
The size of the paper needs adjustment with respect to the printer guide. If your printer guide is too tight or too wide it will result in the paper entering the printer at the wrong angle.
4. Paper overload
5. Dirty printer
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