How to avoid Paper Jams on your photocopier
One of the big service call issues is paper getting jammed in the office copier. In fact more than 50% of call outs for service of a machine relate to paper misfeed.
There are several reasons that this could be happening that can easily be fixed.
Firstly, the machine could be sitting on an uneven surface and so its easily put out of balance or in a rocky shaky state that causes the rollers to get out of alignment.
Check to make sure that your copier is sitting level on the floor and that there is no shake in the machine when it is operating.
Next the paper itself could be the issue. Damp paper has a tendency to curl and crease and easily jam the copier. If you have paper in a humid environment and it is getting moisture it is best to disregard that paper and not use it in the photocopier.
This can often be the case with paper in proximity to air conditioning units particularly evaporative cooling outlets.
Not all paper is a good grade for photocopiers. If there is excessive paper dust from when it was cut and packaged this could damage the rollers and create not only paper jams but also the need for a major service and possible replacement of the rollers.
Make sure that you are using a good quality paper that is paper dust free and not moist and you will get better quality prints and also your machine will last much longer and you may avoid costly maintenance.
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