Brother Printer Does Not Pickup Paper [Quick Fix]

If your Brother printer does not pickup paper, we recommend you read this article to solve this problem. We will also discuss how to fix the “Paper Feed” and “No Paper” errors of your Brother printer.

Why is My Brother Printer Not Picking Up Paper? [Solved]

The major reason a Brother printer will not pick up paper is dirty pickup rollers. The pickup rollers over time will gather tiny debris and some paper dust. When the paper roller gets too dirty, it may begin to fail at its job.

To resolve the issue, you simply need to clean the pickup rollers. Fortunately, this is something you can do yourself.

How to Clean Brother Printer Pickup Rollers

The following steps will guide you to clean your Brother printer pickup rollers…

Step 1: Long press the power button to turn off the printer. Also, disconnect the machine from the power source.

Step 2: Take the paper tray out of the printer.

Step 3: Get a lint-free piece of cloth and dip it in warm water. Wring it out as much as possible. Use the damp cloth to clean the pickup rollers and ensure it is completely clean.

Step 4: Allow the moisture to dry off the rollers. Then put the paper tray back into the printer.

Step 5: Plug the printer back to the power source and switch it on.

This should solve the issue of your Brother printer not picking up paper.

However, if the problem persists then it may be a technical issue. In this case, we advise that you contact Brother Customer Service for further assistance.

Watch this instructional video for additional information on how to clean your Brother printer pickup printer

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How Do I Fix the Paper Feed on My Brother Printer? [Quick Guide]

If you are experiencing paper feed issues on your Brother printer then you need to clean the pickup rollers to fix it. if your Brother laser printer will not feed paper, then cleaning the pick-up rollers will solve this problem.

Why Does My Brother Printer Say No Paper? [Solution] – Brother Printer Does Not Pickup Paper

Your Brother printer will display the “No Paper” error if:

i. There is no paper in the paper tray.

ii. The paper tray was not loaded properly.

iii. The paper source is not selected correctly in your Brother printer driver.

To resolve this problem, you simply have to load paper in the selected paper tray. Do this in the following steps…

Step 1: Open the first paper support flap and close the second paper support. Now, Remove the paper tray from the printer.

Step 2: Open the paper tray output cover by raising the locking tab.

Step 3: Press and slide the paper glide for the width and length to fit the size of the paper you want to load.

Step 4: Get the papers you want to load and fan through them.

Step 5: Also, look through the papers to ensure none is curled, folded, or wrinkled. If any is, it could result in a Brother printer “Paper Jam” error.

Step 6: Avoid overfilling the paper tray. According to Brother, your paper tray#1 and #2 can hold about 250 20Ib paper. So do not exceed this.

Step 7: Slide the papers from the top edge into the paper tray. Ensure the print side faces down.

Step 8: Avoid pushing the paper too far up the tray as this may result in paper feed issues.

Step 9: Adjust the paper glides, ensure they touch the paper edges.

Step 9:  Put the output cover of the paper tray down.

Step 10: Gently but firmly put the paper tray into the printer completely.

Step 11: Pull the first paper support flap out, stop pulling once you feel it click. And then open the second paper support.

If loading the paper tray does not fix the “No Paper” error then you may read this article for more solutions to the “Brother printer does not detect paper” error.