How to Clean a Severely Clogged Epson Desktop Print Head
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In this video I will walk you through the process of manually cleaning the print head of an Epson desktop printer.
This should be done in the event of a clog; done regularly this will avoid clogging while extending the life of your printer.
For this example we will use an Epson 1430 but this process will be very similar for any of these Epson desktop printers.
We will be using Freehand’s Amaze-Ink Liquid Clog Buster kit that can be purchased from softwareforscreenprinters.com
You should be sure you have an ample ink supply, have already printed a Nozzle Pattern Test Print, know the printer is clogged, and tried to use Epson’s method of cleaning.
The supplies you’ll need to clean the print head are:
Freehand’s “Amaze-ink Liquid Clog Buster” kit
And Paper towels
First, lets free the print head from the docking station, open the cover then press the ink button to free the print head
Remove power from the printer or the wall
Open the ink cartridge cover, remove the ink cartridges, then set them aside on a paper towel
Close the ink cartridge cover then gently slide the print head out of the way to the left
Take a sheet of paper towel and fold it until it will fit under the print head path.
Gently slide the print head over the paper towel to the ink replacement position, be careful to not rip or fold up the paper towel.
Gently place the Amaze-Ink Cartridge Slot Adapter into a cartridge slot as you would a normal ink cartridge
be sure that the ink spigot is properly inserted into the Cartridge slot adapter
Inject approximately 1 ml of Freehand’s “Amaze-Ink Clog Buster” into the cartridge slot adapter.
Repeat for each ink cartridge location
Gently scrub the print head on the paper towel
Leave the print head on the paper towel for 45 minutes or more.
Gently scrub the print head again then gently push it out of the way to the left
Remove the paper towel then gently move the print head back to the ink replacement position
Open the cartridge cover, reseat the ink cartridges, then close the cartridge cover
Plug in the printer’s power cord, then press the power button to start the printer.
Let’s print another Nozzle Pattern Test Print. It should be clean or much cleaner than before.
If the Nozzle Pattern is still showing clogs. Clean the print head again using Epson’s utility.
Still clogged? Repeat this manual cleaning process.
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