HP Laserjet 22 printing blank pages

July 5, 2018 at 21:06:58
Specs: Windows 7 Home, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-860 quad-core processor, 6GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM
I own an old LaserJet 22 printer that has recently started printing blank pages. It appears that the printer, instead of pulling one page at the time from the drawer, it pulls sometimes 2 pages or even 3 pages. Besides the problem of having all these blank pages, this results occasionally in paper jams.

I believe that the paper is fine, as it works well with my other printer.

What could be the cause of the problem?
I have never cleaned this printer inside. May this cause the blank pages? In any case, should the printer be periodically cleaned inside?


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July 5, 2018 at 21:36:43
The reason it's pulling several pages at once is because your separator pad is either dirty from paper dust or worn out or both. First clean it with alcohol, if it's smooth and shiny, take a knife blade and scrape it across the surface to rough it up a little.

Jamming can be caused by dirty or worn out rollers.

Not printing can be due to empty ink cartridges or clogged print heads.

Honestly with all the issues you are having, you would be better off spending a little money on a new printer.

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July 6, 2018 at 00:56:10
Also, inaddition to THX’s excellent advice, it’s useful to fan paper before installing it in the feed tray. By fanning I mean flick through the load as if flicking through the pages of paper back book... (if you see wot I mean...)

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July 6, 2018 at 05:52:53
Thanks for your replies. Before I invest in a new printer, I would like to try cleaning the printer. The jamming is due to too many pages being pulled through together and I believe that cleaning should solve the jamming problem as well.

Any suggestions about where I can find a cleaning procedure for my printer? For instance I don't know how to get to the separator pad.


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July 6, 2018 at 09:52:15
Please post the full model number of that printer.

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July 6, 2018 at 11:20:16
as per OtH... exact model may be useful here...

Pending that.. this link is to a full service manual for the hp laserjet 2200 series


Page 30 onwards for a bit and then page 60 likewise may be of interest...

Also chapter 6 is the full and detailed how to take the whole thing to pieces...

It may be more than you're prepared for...; presuming your printer is one of this series...?

Bon chance...

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July 6, 2018 at 11:32:02
The full mode number of my HP LaserJet 1022 is Q5912A.

Thanks for the service information on the 2200, but my model is 1022.

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July 6, 2018 at 12:27:34
When I viewed the 2200 manual I figured it highly unlikely to be what you have. That model is a serious heavy duty beast for office and other uses...

This is a link to the 1022 series manual:


and this one is via a parts supplier; a kwik glance at the manual here seems suggests it to be the same as the one above?


Incidentally I found these via a simple google search, using:

hp laserjet 1022 Q5912A service manual

as the search term/string...

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July 6, 2018 at 16:09:55
Many thanks for the help!

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July 6, 2018 at 16:19:52
I’d be interested to know how you make out with the cleaning process etc. As you observed the printer has never been cleaned, and thus a thorough cleaning job may resolve it all?

My limited experience with hp lasers (mono especially) has been to note that they seem to acquire a lot of toner dust on all parts associated with the paper; frequently to require a complete strip down. Some models (usually the larger models) also seem to have problems with the gears/cogs related to the rollers which move the paper along.

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July 7, 2018 at 11:00:00
Look where the paper enters the printer. You will see the pickup roller up top. It's the roller that grabs paper from the tray and pulls it into the printer. Directly below that is the separator pad, it's what stops extra sheets of paper from entering the printer. That is the pad you will want to be sure to clean, along with any other rollers you see in there.

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