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The following are the top reasons why paper jams occur:

unsupported paper/media is used. incorrect paper settings in the tray and/or the print driver. paper loaded incorrectly and/or paper edge guides not adjusted properly in the tray. humidity and/or paper condition and storage.

Overloading the paper tray, not properly setting the alignment guides, loading paper skewed, loading different thicknesses of paper in the tray, or using paper that isn`t appropriate for your particular printer can all result in a jammed printer.
Streaking, smudging, black lines, and double images are all symptoms of a bad fuser. When you notice these printing defects and experience problems, such as paper jams or wrinkles, this is a good sign to replace the fuser kit.
If your printer keeps jamming, you should know that the most common cause of a jam is misalignment of the paper. Paper needs to load in smoothly, completely flush with the tray. Overfilling the tray is a great way to ensure you will be spending some personal time getting to know the inside of a printer.
The message `Fuser Error` or `Self-Diagnostic` means either the fuser has reached the maximum temperature allowed or there has been an error in detection of the correct temperature during specific times of the printing process.
Contrary to its name, there is nothing supernatural or spooky about a ghost jam. Instead, ghost jamming refers to an issue whereby the copier reports a paper jam even though there is no paper being physically jammed within the copier. Such an occurrence is also known as a fake jam or a false jam.
Most fusers last between 50,000 and 200,000 pages, depending on the design. Smaller cheap printers tend to have short fuser lives, while fusers used in larger office printers tend to be long-lasting and easily replaced.
The jam is caused by excess toner that is on the page sticking to the fuser roller and not releasing as it should. The way to avoid this is to reduce the surface area on the fuser roller and we do this by turning the paper around to A4-R in your trays.
Fuser Units

The coating wears off and causes the toner to not fuse properly. There are replacement rollers and sleeves on the market that you can replace and turn a non-functional fuser into a good working one. Rebuilding fuser assemblies is not a new thing.

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Paper Jams
ANSWER : Not familiar with that printer, but I will tell you about models I am familiar with. On those, the backstop of the tray which fits against the back of the paper signals the size of the page to the printer. It does so by moving some arms on the side in and out so they contact 1 to 3 switches in the printer and that tells the printer what size. Basically, that is the problem you are having, the printer thinks that a different size of paper is in the tray than what you are telling the printer to use through the software.

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Keep getting a paper jam message. There is no jam.
ANSWER : You can quit wondering. Parts are unavailable. I’ve seen posts where people have 3D printed the parts or machined them out of metal.

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Paper Jam when printing color.
ANSWER : I have also this problem. I just bought a new color printer. Installing was fine, and had printed one page of a print test on the first setup, but when it started to print the second page, the paper jams. I am a tutor at DissertationHelp.uk and I also want to solution in this problem.

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Minolta Pageworks L printer
ANSWER : I’m not familiar with that model. I do have to say that 8 years in storage will have detrimental results. I have never seen any printer request a transfer roller change. They do come as part of maintenance kits in HP series printers. Transfer rollers really don’t wear out. Worst that happens is they get toner on them. Their function is to charge the back of the paper and pull the toner down on it. That being said, you probably will have a host of other issues. Any drum wiper blade will have deteriorated necessitating replacement of the drums. The fuser assy. will probably have suffered damage to the pressure roller from sitting in the same position without rotation for 8 years. Depending on storage conditions, the toners might have suffered as well. In my opinion, it will cost you more to fix it than replace it. Test print procedure is Chapter 3, item 5 in the user manual http://printer.konicaminolta.net/drivers/manuals/pageworks/cpw.pdf

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Paper Jam and carriage jam code when nothing is jammed
ANSWER : Did you try cleaning the encoder strip that runs through the cartridge assy.? Use Window Cleaner on a paper towel. Also, check inside on the right. I’ve seen a lot of times where there is a folded up scrap of paper that stops the carriage from going all the way to the right.

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paper jam
ANSWER : On a machine than new, the only thing it could be is something in the paper path that the paper is hitting, causing the jam.

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Blank page with strips
ANSWER : That would be a bad wiper blade in the drum unit. Either the black or color drums. Whatever color or black the stripes are.

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Heat Settings
ANSWER : Can’t change the heat settings, but changing paper type might help.

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