In any gadget, maintenance is important. If you want to high-quality printing from your printer, make sure you maintain your printer well and always keep a clean printer head. Printers, especially inkjets from Epson, break down easily if they are not taken proper care of. Printheads, of all the parts in a printer, requires regular maintenance.
Why You Need A Clean Printer Head
No matter what cartridges you use, it will have the dried ink and clogged nozzles. There could be a few reasons for the clogged printhead. If you keep pushing your cartridge even after the low ink warning, not turning off your printer or not using it often can cause the printhead to clog.
If not addressed properly, this issue can elevate and cause some serious issues in your printer. It can also result in a complete breakdown of your device. And that’s why it is important that you regularly maintain and keep printer head clean.
How To Clean Epson Printer Head
There are a few tips on how to clean a printer head Epson. You can do that in a few different ways.
- With the printhead cleaning cycles- Epson printers come with a very systematic cleaning cycle. One or two rounds of the cleaning cycle will clean the printheads of the Epson printer.
- Click the home button, go to setup and then maintenance.
- Click on printhead nozzle check.
- You will see a page with four coloured grid to show which nozzle is blocked.
- If you see no gaps, select done.
- If there are gaps, go to clean printheads and continue.
- Cleaning Sponges With Distilled Water- before you start this step, make sure your printer is powered off and the cable is disconnected from the power source.
- Open the top and the printhead assembly will be visible.
- You will see a small plastic lever popped up to the left side of the Assembly.
- Move it forward and then down for releasing the printhead.
- Push it right till it clicks, it will completely release the assembly. Push it to the side.
- If there is no lever, print with the top open. When the assembly reaches the centre, unplug the printer. This will unlock the assembly.
- Sponges store the ink from cartridges in the carriage. You will be able to see them.
- Use distilled water or Windex solution with a plastic syringe or eye dropper for saturating the sponge.
- Move the assembly back, after cleaning, over the sponges. Move them as far right as it goes.
- Let it rest for at least fifteen minutes. You can leave it overnight for a better outcome.
If the problem still persists, try cleaning the printhead with paper towels.