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How to Clean or Replace the Pick Roller on the Automatic Document Feed of an X4600 Series Scanner

Document ID:HO3408

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Automatic Document Feeder; ADF; Pick roller


How to clean the ADF pick roller; How to replace the ADF pick roller



This article explains the proper procedure for cleaning or replacing the pick roller on the automatic document feed (ADF) mechanism of an X4600 series scanner.


If you are experiencing paper jams or other feed issues with the ADF mechanism of your scanner,  you should try cleaning the pick roller before seeking service on the scanner. In addition, please note that cleaning the pick roller on a regular basis will help the ADF mechanism to feed paper properly and more reliably. NOTE: You should replace the pick roller if it appears worn or damaged.


  1Open the ADF cover.
  2Press down on the pick roller release lever.
Pull down on the pick roller shaft and then remove the pick roller.

  • If you are cleaning the pick roller, moisten a clean lint-free cloth or paper towel with isopropyl alcohol. Carefully wipe the surface of the pick roller.

  • If you are replacing the pick roller, unpack the replacement pick roller.
  4Insert the cleaned or replacement pick roller onto the shaft. Push up on the pick roller shaft and move it into position.
Press up on the pick roller release lever to lock the shaft into place.
  6Close the ADF cover. Test the ADF with a sheet of paper to confirm it is functioning correctly.

Contacting Lexmark Technical Support

If you have questions about any of the steps above or if you continue to experience paper feed issues when using the ADF, please contact Lexmark Technical Support.
When contacting Lexmark, you will need the scanner's model type and serial number (SN). This information can be found on a sticker located on the back of the scanner. Please call from near the scanner in case the technician on the phone asks you to perform a task involving the device.

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