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How to fix if paper feed brakes,
This review is from: Brother HL-2040 Monochrome Laser Printer (Office Product)
This is how I "fixed it" if the paper feed stops working,
first, see if the manual feed still works,
if it does, then this simple solution is probably the answer.
you need to take off the left side panel, the one under the go button and lights.
once the side panel is off, in the very front you will see a black gear wheel. Part of the gear wheel has no spikes in it, it's not supposed to.
there is a spring, running from a nob on the gear wheal to the printer frame.
The defect is, the spring is too weak and over time fail. All I did was make a tighter fit with the spring by stretching out the end, which I know is not an ideal solution because over time this will stretch out the spring. But a spring doesn't cost much to replace on your own, and now my printer which has been broken for 8 months works again.
The paper curls
feed is not perfect
good for me, because I need to do a lot of printing where quality is not an issue, no a laser printer saves me money.