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Lexmark XC9245

Lexmark XC9245

Paper skews when fed from the multipurpose feeder (MPF)

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A skew can occur depending on how the paper is loaded in the MPF tray at the time of paper picking in the tray.

Possible cause

Here are two areas affecting the paper feeding in the MPF:



Edge Guide Placement

The MPF only has side-edge guides to keep the paper straight. If they are not snug (but not too tight), then the paper sheets can skew and this can lead to jams.

Loading condition

If the paper is pushed or knocked out of the proper position, such as:

  • Not loading sheets fully into the tray
  • Opening and closing door C while paper is still in the MPF
  • MPF kick plate operation in picking sheets at the bottom of the tray

These can lead to conditions where the paper is not in a viable pick position.

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Perform these steps below to fix the issue.

  1. Flex, fan, and align the paper edges before loading paper to the tray.

  2. Load paper sheets properly to the tray. Make sure to set the exact paper size and type in the printer settings to match the paper loaded.

    When using letterhead, do either of the following:

    One-sided Printing

    Two-sided Printing

    Important! When using envelopes, do not use envelopes with stamps, clasps, snaps, windows, coated linings, or self?stick adhesives.

  3. Make sure the paper is fully inserted to the paper stop of the MPF.

  4. Ensure that the MPF edge guides are adjusted to be snug to the sides of the paper.

  5. If the paper is longer than Letter/A4, make sure the tray extension is extended to support these sheets.

  6. After any jam that results in Door "C" being opened, make sure that the paper is properly loaded (as described in Step 2) after door "C" is closed.

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