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Canon mx300 printer feeder pulls unevenly causing paper jam

As it starts to feed...the left side of the feeder pulls the paper...but only the left side (my right facing the printer) pulls and of course, a paper jam occurs.

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  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    exactly the same
    started out of no where
    cleaning did the rollers did not help
    I don't see any foreign objects


  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    I have the same problem. Paper pulls to one side every time it starts to print. The roller is on the side that side.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    My canon cp 200 only prints on the left side of paper
    Nothing on the right side

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    When paper is loaded into feeder & you click print the paper jams ?

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The left side of the printer pulls the paper causing the printer to jam when trying to print

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