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. Select Maintenance > Print Head Cleaning. You see a screen like this:


  5. Select Start to clean the print head. When the cleaning cycle is finished, you see a message on the screen.
    Caution:
    Never turn off the product or open the front cover during a cleaning cycle or you may not be able to print.
  6. Select Check to print a nozzle check pattern and confirm that the print head is clean.
  7. Check the printed pattern to see if there are gaps in the lines.

    Print head is clean



    Print head needs cleaning



If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning the print head up to 4 times, wait at least 6 hours without printing. Then try cleaning the print head again. If quality still does not improve, contact Epson.
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