Cleaning the Print Head Using the Product Control Panel

You can clean the print head using the control panel on your product.
  1. Make sure there are no errors on the LCD screen.
  2. Load a few sheets of plain paper in the product.
  3. Press the  home button, if necessary.
  4. Press the left or right arrow button to select Setup and press the OK button.
  5. Press the OK button to select Maintenance. You see this screen:

  6. Press the arrow buttons to select Head Cleaning and press the OK button.
  7. Press the  start button to start the cleaning cycle. The  power light flashes throughout the cleaning cycle and stays on when the cleaning cycle is finished.
    Never turn off the product or open the scanner unit during a cleaning cycle or you may not be able to print.
  8. Select Nozzle Check and press the OK button to run a nozzle check to confirm that the print head is clean.

If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning the print head up to 3 times, turn the product off and wait at least 12 hours. Then check the print head nozzles and try cleaning the print head again, if necessary. If quality still does not improve, contact Epson.

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