Checking the Nozzles Using the Product Control Panel

You can check the print head nozzles 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 paper cassette.
  3. Press the  home button, if necessary.
  4. Select Maintenance. You see this screen:

  5. Select Print Head Nozzle Check. You see a screen like this:

  6. Select Print. The nozzle check pattern prints.
  7. Check the printed pattern to see if there are gaps in the lines.

    Print head is clean

    Print head needs cleaning

    Print head needs Power Cleaning

  8. Do one of the following:
    • If there are no gaps, select O.
    • If there are gaps or the pattern is faint, select X and continue with the next step.
    • If almost the entire pattern is missing, select O and see the link below for instructions on performing a Power Cleaning.
  9. Follow the instructions on the screen to clean the print head, check the nozzles, and repeat the process as necessary.
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