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Image tilted/skewed/crooked on old IBM laser printer

"I have an ancient IBM Laserprinter E P/N 1039229 that has an aggravating problem: the printer prints fine except that the image is skewed on the page. There are no problems with the image itself other than the fact that it is a little crooked. I suspect that the take up wheel (D-shaped with rubber coating) is the culprit because the paper does not jam. Anyone have any experience with this? I don't want to replace the wrong part!"

Bad rubber is a very likely possibility. There are rubber restorer chemicals - don't know how well they would work. Sanding the top layer may help. Replacement would be best if you can locate parts.