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Dot Matrix printers: How to use the platen knob


  • Dot Matrix printers
  • Using the platen knob


The platen knob is usually located on the right side of the printer and is used to manually feed paper in the event of a paper jam.


The platen knob should only be used while the printer is switched off.

Points to follow when using the platen knob.

  • Do not use the platen knob to adjust the paper. This will interfere with the automatic paper loading system and may cause it to lose the Top-of-Form position.

  • Never use the platen knob to adjust the tear-off position, this may result in damage to the printer or possibly cause it to lose the tear-off position.


To avoid accidental use of the platen knob, remove it from the printer.

If the platen knob has been damaged view: UK: Where can I buy spare or replacement parts for Epson products?

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