[vcf-midatlantic] [OT] Cleaning a Laser printer paper pickup

Jameel Akari jakari at bithose.com
Tue Jul 20 21:36:24 UTC 2021

Rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl) on a swab might be enough. If they’re glazed over, replacement is needed. I’ve used rubber restore products on paper rollers in the past and it’s hit or miss.

See if Brother has a “maintenance kit” for this model. If it’s a more office-y commercial model they might.

Jameel Akari 

> On Jul 20, 2021, at 5:15 PM, Kenneth Gober via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> My experience with HP printers is that the rubber paper pickup roller gets
> hard/slick so that it doesn't pull paper properly.  If you can't get new
> rollers for your printer, there are chemicals out there that might restore
> the rubber enough that it will grab paper again.  I haven't ever used the
> chemicals because (so far) I've been able to get my hands on replacement
> rollers.
> -ken
>> On Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 5:12 PM Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic <
>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> Sort of off topic as it's not really vintage, It's about 10 years old and
>> I'm not
>> about to toss a working printer. :-)
>> I have a working multi-function printer. The only issue is that its paper
>> feed
>> only partially picks up the paper then 'jams' or gets a no paper message.
>> I'm
>> pretty certain that the printer just needs a good cleaning (it's covered in
>> dust). Any pointers? What works best on the pickups?
>> It's a Brother MFC-7860DW (Wireless).
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