Adjust Print Quality : Clean the Print Head

Clean the Print Head Nozzles
If print quality has declined and the nozzle check pattern indicates clogged nozzles, you can clean the print head.
Note:
You cannot clean the print head if an ink cartridge is expended, and may not be able to clean it when a cartridge is low. You must replace the cartridge first.
You can clean the print head using the WorkForce 610 Series control panel or your software.
Using the Control Panel
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Press the Home button.
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Press or to select Setup, then press OK.
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Press or to select Maintenance, then press OK. You see this screen:
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Select Head Cleaning and press OK.
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Press Start.
Cleaning lasts around 2 1/2 minutes. When it’s finished, you see a message on the display screen.
Caution:
Never turn off the WorkForce 610 Series during a cleaning cycle or you may damage it.
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When you see this screen, select Nozzle Check, then press Start to run a nozzle check and confirm that the print head is clean.
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Select Finish Cleaning and press OK when you’re done.
You may need to clean the print head up to 4 times. You can also turn the WorkForce 610 Series off and wait at least 6 hours. Then try printing again.
From the Computer
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Windows:
Right-click the printer icon in the bottom right corner of your screen (the taskbar) and select Head Cleaning.
Macintosh:
Open the Applications folder, open the EPSON Printer Utility3, select your WorkForce 610 Series, and click OK. Then select Head Cleaning.
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The On light flashes throughout the cleaning cycle and remains on when the cycle is finished.
Caution:
Never turn off the WorkForce 610 Series during a cleaning cycle or you may damage it.
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When the On light stops flashing and remains on, you see a prompt to print a nozzle check. Select Print Nozzle Check Pattern and click Print.
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If there are gaps or the pattern is faint, click Clean to clean the print head again.
You may need to clean the print head up to 4 times. If cleaning doesn’t resolve the problem, you can also wait at least 6 hours, then try printing a nozzle check and cleaning again if necessary.