Brother® Printers Carriage Jam
Why do I frequently face paper jams in my Brother printer?
You may encounter a paper jam while working with your Brother printer. You need to be cautious while feeding the paper to your printer. Paper jams are often obvious, but you might come across a situation when you do not get any indication that the paper has jammed up the printer. In such cases, you need to open your printer and visually inspect it to search for the jammed paper. If the rollers of your printer are leaving marks on the printouts, then there is a need to clean them. Using chemical cleaners such as benzine, thinner, or alcohol to clean the rollers might prove hazardous to your printer.
Various reasons can cause paper jams. Some of them are discussed below
- Overloaded Tray
- Incorrect Loading
- Bad Quality Paper
- Paper Added during Printing
- Different Varieties of Paper
It is easy to prevent paper jams by following the simple steps as mentioned below:
Do not try to overload the tray with paper for your convenience of not loading the tray time and again because it may lead to unnecessary paper jams. Loading the tray with the paper with clips or staples might ruin your printer.
You need to hold the stack of paper before loading it. Tap the paper to make the stack even. Ensure the positioning of the paper adjusters on the tray. Never try to force the paper too far in the tray.
Bad Quality Paper
Is it possible to write well on a torn or wrinkled piece of paper? So how can your printer do it? Never use the paper that is bent, torn, damp or not flat. Too thin, thick, or glossy papers lead to the jamming of the carriage of your printer.
Paper Added during Printing
Adding paper while printing still in process cause severe damage to the cartridge. Let the printing to be complete before adding the paper to the tray, that is, add the paper only when the printing stops.
Different Varieties of Paper
Always use one type of paper at a time. Mixing different varieties of paper would lead to unnecessary paper jams. Do not try to mix different types, weights, or sizes of paper. Ensure that your printer supports the paper type you are using by consulting the manual that came along with the printer.
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