Cleaning the Print Head Using the Product Control Panel

You can clean the print head using the control panel on your product.
  1. Load a few sheets of plain paper in the product.
  2. Press the  home button, if necessary.
  3. Select Maintenance. You see a screen like this:

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

  5. Select Start to clean the print head. The  power light flashes throughout the cleaning cycle and stays on when the cleaning cycle is finished. When the cleaning cycle is finished, you see a message on the screen.
    Never turn off the product or open the scanner unit during a cleaning cycle or you may not be able to print.
  6. Select Check.
  7. Select Print to print a nozzle check pattern and confirm that the print head is clean.
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning the print head up to 3 times, wait at least 6 hours without printing. Then run the nozzle check again and clean the print head again if necessary. If quality still does not improve, contact Epson.
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