Fixing a Paper Jam

One of the most infuriating parts of having a copier is fixing a paper jam. They seem to happen all the time and can really interrupt your productivity. Luckily, fixing a paper jam is incredibly easy as long as you know how.

The first thing to remember before ever working with your copier is to be calm and collected. These machines may seem tough but there are a lot of moving pieces inside that can be harmed. Make sure that you are taking care to be cautious and not cause additional problems to your office machine.

Fixing a paper jam is as easy as following these simple steps.

  1. Find the source of the jam. The paper causing the jam will usually be in the paper tray. If you can’t find it there then you may need to look inside the machine.
  2. Remove the jam. Be gentle and do not tuck on the paper. This could cause it to rip, making it more difficult. It can also lead to other parts breaking, which will lead to bigger repairs in the future.
  3. Double check for any scraps. Sometimes the paper will rip and leave scraps. Remove and excess waste left inside the machine.
  4. Run a cleaning program. This will clean your brushes, and remove any extra dust of tiny pieces of paper left behind.

If you follow these steps correctly then you should be back to work in no time. However, if you continue to have problems then you should contact your copier leasing company. They should be able to help you with whatever problems you may have.