How to Unjam a Laminator

by Karen Jones

I have a client that owns a small business. She is always working hard to keep up with the needs of her clients. Recently she had an issue with one of her laminators and asked me for help.

I explained that sometimes after using it for a long time, or if too much paper gets jammed in at once, there can be issues with it not feeding correctly through the machine. It seems like this is what happened to her because when I cleared out some of the jams, everything seemed to work as normal again! One thing you might want to try before calling your repair guy would be clearing out any jams first- give it a shot!

  1. Turn off the power to your laminator
  2. Remove the roll from the laminator and get a replacement if you have one
  3. Unplug or turn off any other electronics in the area that might be generating an electric current
  4. Make sure nothing is touching your laminator, including cords, pets, children, etc., as this could cause a fire hazard
  5. Use a spatula or butter knife to gently push down on both sides of jammed material until it loosens up enough for you to pull it out with your hands
  6. Replace any parts that are broken before turning on power again and using machine
How to Unjam a Laminator
How to Unjam a Laminator

How do you take apart a laminator?

I recently found out that my laminator was on the fritz, and no longer working. I had to take it apart in order to find out what was wrong with it. It turned out that one of the wires had come loose from a solder joint, which is why it wasn't heating up properly or getting hot enough for lamination. This blog post will show you how to take a laminator apart so you can see if there's anything wrong with your machine as well!

  1. Remove the top cover of the laminator
  2. Detach all ribbon cables from the circuit board and remove them to avoid damaging any part of the machine
  3. Unscrew all screws that are holding down both sides of your laminator
  4. Pull out both sides, which should now be detached from one another
  5. The side with a metal plate is where you will find your rollers; use pliers or other tool to take off this metal plate so you can access these rollers
  6. Take off any screws on this side as well, then carefully pull it away from its housing if necessary for more space

Why is my laminator jamming?

There are many reasons why your laminator could be jamming. Sometimes it is just the wrong cartridge, other times there might be something in the way of the rollers or feeder that needs to be removed. I will show you how to diagnose and fix a jammed laminator so you can get back to making great presentations with ease!

The best way to avoid laminator jams is to make sure that the rollers on the machine are clean and working properly. Cleaning your roller can be as easy as using a lint roller or an old toothbrush. It's also important to keep a small window of space between sheets of paper so they don't overlap when going through the machine, which could result in a jam.

There are many reasons why your laminator might be jamming. Most people would think it is because the paper they are trying to laminate is too thick, but that's not always the case. If you're experiencing a lot of jams and don't know what to do about it, then this blog post will teach you how to fix a jammed laminator!

How do you fix bad lamination?

If you've ever had a bad lamination job, then this blog post is for you! We're going to talk about how to fix bad lamination. There are many different techniques that can be used in order to get rid of the bubbles and bumps in your laminate flooring.

  1. Remove the lamination from the affected area
  2. Fill in any gaps or holes with a wood filler, then sand it down to create a smooth surface
  3. Apply a new coat of sealer over the top and allow it to dry for 12 hours before using
  4. If you have an old tablecloth that has been ruined by water damage, use this as an opportunity to make something new! Cut off all the excess fabric and sew up the edges to create a smaller tablecloth or dish cloths - no one will ever know!
  5. For stubborn stains on your laminate counters, mix together toothpaste and baking soda until they form into paste-like consistency (the mixture should be about as thick as yogurt). Rub this onto stains with a damp sponge or rag; let sit for 10 minutes before wiping away with warm water and soap; repeat if necessary.

Well, that's a good question. One option is to purchase the same lamination machine as before and do it yourself. Another option would be to find someone who has a better laminator than you and ask them if they could do it.

How much does a laminator machine cost?

Fellowes 5736606 Laminator Saturn3i 125, 12.5 inch, Rapid 1 Minute Warm-up Laminating Machine, with Laminating Pouches Kit , Silver, Black
Fellowes 5736606 Laminator Saturn3i 125, 12.5 inch, Rapid 1 Minute Warm-up Laminating Machine, with Laminating Pouches Kit , Silver, Black

A laminator machine is a great tool for any office, school, or home. It can help you create documents that will be more durable and easier to store. The price of a laminator machine varies depending on the type of material it uses, but there are some brands that cost below $150. If you're looking for a reliable and affordable option then look into buying a Swingline GBC to see what's available within your budget.

That depends on the laminator machine. Some are under $20 but others go for over $100.


You can unjam a laminator by using the following steps. First, remove any paper jams or other obstructions from your machine so it's clear of anything that could prevent you from feeding in new material to be laminated. Next, turn off the power and wait for the unit to cool down before opening it up (this will avoid burning yourself on hot parts). Finally, pull out each roller one at a time while they're still warm until everything is cleared away. These three simple steps should help get your printer back into working order without much hassle! Have you ever had this problem? Share what happened in the comments below.

About Karen Jones

For the last decade, Karen Jones has worked as a freelance writer and social media marketing consulant. As an gourmand and avid traveler, she publishes cutting-edge articles about traveling that really attracting readers into her wonderful journeys. If you can't find Ms. Jones around her friends and family, she's definitely busy in her home office refining her writing composition and printing press.

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