The MS31x, MS41x, MX310, or MX410 printer models might display a “Tray 1 Empty, Load paper” error even if the tray has paper in it. This could happen when the printer’s pick tires are unable to pick paper from the tray.
It has been established that cleaning the pick tires with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol is effective at removing any contaminant that might be contributing to this problem. Below are the steps that you could follow for cleaning the tires.
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|1||Acquire paper towel and isopropyl alcohol. Liberally pour alcohol onto the towel.|
|2||Remove paper tray.||
|3||Expose the pick arm (ACM) and tires by either pulling the ACM down or by pushing the tray linkage cam toward the rear of the machine.||
|4||Grasp exposed ACM to clean.||
|5||Wipe both tires on the paper towel. Turn the opposite tire to spin the tire that's on the towel. It is not necessary to wipe them dry.||
Release ACM and insert paper tray.
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