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 plain paper is loaded in Cassette 1.
  2. From the Home screen, select Settings and press the OK button.
  3. Press the down arrow button, select Maintenance, and press the OK button.
  4. Press the down arrow button, select Print Head Cleaning, and press the OK button. You see this screen:


  5. Press the up arrow button to select Yes. You see a screen like this:


  6. Press the up or down arrow button to select the cleaning cycle you want to run, and press the OK button.
    Note: Use the nozzle check pattern to determine which colors need cleaning. You can save ink by cleaning only selected colors.
    When the cleaning cycle is finished, you see a message on the screen.
    Caution:
    Never turn off the product during a cleaning cycle or you may damage it.
  7. Select Print Nozzle Check Pattern and press the OK button.
  8. Press the up arrow button. The nozzle pattern prints.
  9. Press the down arrow button, select Finish, and press the OK button to confirm that the print head is clean.
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning the print head up to 4 times, wait at least 6 hours. Then try cleaning the print head again. If quality still does not improve, one of the ink cartridges may be old or damaged and needs to be replaced.
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