goran1asked May 1, 2012 at 3:20pm
Epson Artisan 835 print head cleaning question
My printer's head is most likely clogged. It prints with lines on all the colors and black and white prints are good.
I tried to clean the Epson Artisan 835 printer head using these steps:
- tried to use regular head cleaning process and nozzle check several times but it didn't help. Just lost a lot of ink.
- unplugged the printer while the head was in the middle
- put some paper towel under the head
- removed the cartridges
- tried to inject the solution (using syringe and silicon tubing into the hole that usually receives the ink from the cartridge) but solution just doesn't go through. Can't inject it.
Did I miss any steps?
I also put some solution on to the small sponge located under the print head's rest position. That didn't help too. Left it overnight and after the regular head cleaning I still get those lines for the colors. Black and white print is still good.
Can someone tell me what should I do? Thanks!
Printer is out of regular warranty by the way.
Warming the solurion a little will help speed the process. If you warm the solution in the microwave oven be sure you remove the cap and only warm it for a few seconds. You want it warm not hot.
Taking too long when you replace ink cartridges or very poor quality inks will cause bad clogs.
Any suggestions would be welcome.
I have been having issues with this printer whenever I refill ink. Mind you I am using third party resettable (PIN) cartridges from amazon. Its a big PAIN when I refill it . After that the ink remains empty even when the ink is filled completely. Like some one mentioned I have been doing the smae thing put some clenaing solution, where the cartrridges go in under the cartridges when you open the cover. Also put the cleaning solution under the print head and I usually keep it for overnight. Next morning Is see the paper towel clogged with ink. After that I had to run cleaning like 4-5 times , Finally got the black ink to print. I have had this printer for 2 years. I dont know if epson would help as i dont use their cartridges but I wont tell them :D
PS: I also have a brother inkjet mfc845CW since past 5 years and no issues with that touch wood. Brother is the best service in the market guys.
I had the same problem. After reading the comments, I tried Liquid Wrench spray. 1st try got about sixty percent improvement. Tried again this time I let it set for about 10 min then did a head cleaning. Completely solved the problem. I am a little concerned about its use on plastic. So far so good.