EPSON® Carriage Jam
Know everything about Epson carriage jam.
For all your business and home-related printing issues, Epson printers are the solution. Their compact and easily portable features make it ideal for home use. It comes with a number of system attachments and printer emulations, thus allowing it to work efficiently in mostly all computing environments. In your Epson printer, the carriage is a compartment where the ink cartridges are held together. This carriage slides back and forth in order to transfer ink onto the paper. Carriage jams might occur because of several reasons like obstructions in the path of the carriage, a paper jam or even issues with the product software. When the carriage is stuck, there is a grinding noise on printing because the actuator arm gets stuck, which prevents the carriage from moving.
There are various errors that one might get when there is a carriage jam. Some of them include:
- 'Carriage jam' message when I turn on the printer
- How to fix 'Carriage Jam: Open Door, clear carriage jam, and then press OK to continue' error message
- Defective hardware
'Carriage jam' message when I turn on the printer
If you are getting a 'carriage jam' error as soon as you turn on your Epson printer with no tasks in progress, then check for any piece of paper stuck in the carriage. Remove the paper carefully. If the paper tears, part of it might remain inside the paper path and damage the product.
How to fix 'Carriage Jam: Open Door, clear carriage jam, and then press OK to continue' error message
Turn off the printer and open it to see where the paper is stuck. Manually move the carriage toward the opposite side. Check the paper path and remove any piece of paper or any other object that is stuck in the path. Reconnect the power cord and turn on the printer.
The two hardware issues that are most common for carriage jams include paper feed roller problems and fuser unit issues. When the paper feed rollers wear out, multiple sheets of paper might get stuck resulting in paper jam. Fuser unit hardware errors apply to laser printers only. The fuser unit heats up the printer toner and fuses it to the page. Because of the heat and pressure involved, the fuser unit is a common source of failure. These two issues can result in carriage jams.
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