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All of a sudden our Epson WF-2630 cannot send a fax. We

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All of a sudden our Epson WF-2630 cannot send a fax. We receive communication errors. It appears to connect, we can hear the fax ring on the receiver's end, but we are unable to go any further.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Nathan replied 11 months ago.

Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.

Sorry to hear you’re having trouble.

Can you tell me a bit more about the problem please:

1) Is this a dedicated fax line, or a shared voice/fax line?
2) Is this a landline from the local phone/cable company, or a VOIP service (vonage/magicjack/etc)
3) Do you have dsl service on the same line?
4) Are you able to RECEIVE?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
1.) dedicated line
2.) landline
3.) no dsl on that line
4.) yes, we can receive
Expert:  Nathan replied 11 months ago.

Is the landline a cable based one?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No, it does go thru our phone switch though.
Expert:  Nathan replied 11 months ago.

Okay thanks for confirming,

Expert:  Nathan replied 11 months ago.

this is usually caused by a line noise/quality issue

go into the fax settings, and disable the ECM (error correction) mode, which should allow you to send again

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
How do I do that? I can't find it!
Expert:  Nathan replied 11 months ago.

Menu/settings, fax settings, ecm, off

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
already off
Expert:  Nathan replied 11 months ago.

It would not be off by default, so you have to make sure you specifically highlight OFF and then press ok/enter.

next, in the same area, set fax speed to slow

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
That was it! the combination of those two things................AAAAhhhhh, don't you just love technology from the 80's???
Expert:  Nathan replied 11 months ago.

Great! Glad that did the trick for you. Maybe it is time to start scanning and emailing :)

If you have any other questions, just let me know. Otherwise, please do remember to rate my service prior to logging off, hopefully I have earned an “excellent”. I also invite you to contact me directly with any future support needs at

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Well, it sent one and that was it. Now I am getting errors again. I am going to punt this thing right out my window!!!!!
Expert:  Nathan replied 11 months ago.

Did you check that the settings had not reverted?