Question about Epson Stylus Photo R220 InkJet Printer
Realigned, nozzle checked, heads cleaned, etc. Everything was fine until recently when my R220 started printing yellows as greens. I'm grateful for any suggestions. Thanks, Chet.
The symptoms point to some kind of contamination between the cyan and yellow. Most likely is that the yellow nozzles are picking up a small amount of cyan in the cleaning/resting pad when the printer is waiting to print... it's also possible the printhead has started failing and is allowing ink to mix somewhere before the nozzles...
The former is more likely however, especially if you are able to print a few pages of yellow where the greenish tint/lines fade out to become pure yellow.. but then re-appear after the printhead has rested.
Causes of this problem tend to be a backed up waste ink tube or failed pump.. Again it's more likely the former, especially if you've been resetting the waste ink counter and ignoring pad replacement or redirection of the waste ink.
Simplest solution is to locate the waste ink tube (accessible via the access hatch in the back of the printer) and then flush the tube through using a syringe of warm water (don't use excess pressure). Then fit an external waste tank so that the pad ink doesn't back up again (and solve the waste ink issue at the same time).
Obviously if the printhead or waste pump are failing then you have no other options beyond a new printhead, reconditioned model or new printer.
Hope that helps...
Posted on Dec 02, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Posted on Nov 24, 2008
It's NOT a cartridge if this works... I had a similar problem with a 9600 I bought on eBay that had been inoperable over 18 months. Three colors would NOT clear up after multiple power cleanings. Epson support politely solved the issue at no charge on the phone... he had me drop a few drops of warm water on the pad the printhead rests on when not printing. You have to move the printhead to the left to do that by moving up the little lever near the cutter. The pad is easier to reach with a long eye dropper. I used very warm water- not boiling. I replaced the printhead over the warm water pad for an hour. Then I repeated the process and let it be for another 60 minutes. Then I did a nozzle check and what was gummed up yellow, cyan, and magenta nozzles became clear and it's worked fine since. Good luck!
Posted on Oct 28, 2007
Status monitor just show approximately, not real level. It might be yellow and cyan ink is out actually.Others, yellow and cyan nozzle may be clog. Check nozzle, do head cleaning. Check nozzle again.
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
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