asked Aug 6, 2009 at 7:54am
Lexmark Lexmark Optra T

Lexmark paper feed problems

I have a Lexmark at home and now a Lexmark printer at work that is having the same problem - it won't feed paper properly.
When you try to print, or hit the "paper feed" button, the reels inside turn as if they are trying to feed the paper, but either the paper doesn't get grabbed at all, or only one side of the paper. Anyone else have this issue? Is there a way to fix it?
Thank you!
You will need new tires for the pickup assy.PN#576216
by unknown on Aug 6, 2009 at 1:21pm Add comment
Hi, I have the same problem but what is PN#576216? thanks, N
by nancyzl on Nov 1, 2009 at 4:40pm Add comment
There are only several hundred different Lexmark models. It always amazes me how people think that all of them use the same part. BTW, that's not a real p/n. I think MichaelTech is as tired as I am of people saying, I have the same problem and I'm not giving you a model number either.
by moe on Nov 1, 2009 at 7:35pm Add comment
Hi,Its Model X83. If it's "new tires" where can I get them? Thanks for your assistance!. Nancy
by nancyzl on Nov 2, 2009 at 4:37am Add comment
Read this thread and follow the advice contained therein.

by moe on Nov 2, 2009 at 1:10pm Add comment
My Lexmark Printer X5470 just started feeding the paper in crooked, so it gets crumpled on one side. Any idea how to fix?
by AZKATIE on Nov 13, 2011 at 6:40pm Add comment
Try this approach.

1. Remove the sheets of paper from the feeder.
2. Grab a flashlight and look inside the feeder for any debris or foreign objects.
3. If you’re willing and physically able, you may also turn the printer over. Any debris should just freely roll out from the feeder.
4. If feeder is clear, place the printer back on the table.
5. Re-brick your printer. Pull out the power supply, black box where the power cord is plugged in at the back of the printer, and put it back after 30 seconds.
6. When the printer turns on, try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.

Should the problem persist, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance.
by LexmarkListens on Nov 15, 2011 at 1:41pm Add comment

On my X204n Lexmark laser printer, it was doing the same thing you described - basically sounded like it was trying to pick up the paper from the tray and then failing after several seconds. When you'd open the paper tray, the paper looked like it had been partially taken up with some black scuff marks on the paper that lined up with the rollers that take up the paper. I inspected the rollers and although they looked a bit smooth and worn, didn't seem like they should be a problem. However, this particular model has just a rubber tire almost like a car tire - the rubber can come off the hard plastic wheel on the inner portion. So I popped off the two rubber "tires", turned them inside out and put them back on. When turned inside out, the rubber looked nice and ... rubbery and had a lot more grippy feeling to them. The very first printing attempt after that and the paper sucked up perfectly with no problems. I think the problem is solved! So if you have similar "tires" that take up the paper, try flipping them and see if it works for you too.

by rybo on Jan 27, 2016 at 12:16pm Add comment