It can be save you both time and money to know how to fix simple problems with your copier. You don’t want to have to wait for someone to help you if it’s something that you can fix on your own. Knowing how to get yourself out of a jam can be extremely helpful when working on deadline. That’s why today we want to show you how to get yourself out of trouble when experiencing the dreaded paper jam.
Paper jams are easy problems to fix, but copiers are complicated machines. We just want to remind everyone who wants to fix a paper jam that you need to be gentle with your copier. Don’t start banging around inside your machine unless you want trouble later on. However, if you follow these steps then you should be out of trouble in no time.
- Locate the jam in the copier. The cause of the pesky jam is usually in the paper tray. Check and see if this is the case. If it’s not, then you may need to get inside the copier.
- Gently remove the paper. Slowly, carefully remove the paper. Do not yank or rip the paper. Pulling too hard can break something else in the copier, causing more damage. Ripping the paper can only accentuate the problem.
- Remove all small paper scraps. Double check to make sure everything is clear. Even a small tear can cause future damage.
- Run a cleaning program. Running a cleaning program will remove any excess dust or tiny scraps. It will also clean the brushes and prepare for the next print job.