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The printer ink does not flow thru the filters in the printhead housing. it seems that the residual inks have dried up and blocked the filters / little pockets that the heads of the ink cartridge sit in wile loaded in the printer. Is there a fluid that will dissolve the dried inks ?

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Please go to controll panel and choose faxes and printers and select your brand of printer showing there and right click and go to properties and u will find a printer priferences tab and can to manatanenece like clining the nozel and hed etc and should fix the ink flow
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Ways to avoid getting clogged nozzles on your epson printers.


Three common ways that the printhead on Epson inkjet printers clog up.
1. Generic Ink is used. The problem with generic ink, is not only the chemical composition is different; thus not getting the best quality prints, but the viscosity. I have 2 different types of issues. If the ink is too thin, then the ink will seep through the casing and burn the printhead board. If the ink is too thick, it will start to build up in the tubes of the printhead until it clogs up the tube. It very similar to cholesterol. The more greasy foods you eat, the smaller the passage way in the arteries become. Once the nozzle clogs up, the ink can not flow anymore, dries up and no ink comes out.

2. Not using the printer a long time. If you don't use your printer more than 3 weeks (+/- a week or so), there is a good chance the ink in the printhead will dry up. Similar to milk in the fridge. I am sure you dont want to drink milk thats been in the fridge for more than a month. Usually the ink near the nozzles dry and do not allow the printhead to spit out the ink.

3. Lastly, we see printers with clogged printhead when users print big jobs just after the printer reports low ink. When this happens, the ink in the resovoire (sp?) will empty and then air will be sucked into the nozzles. As soon as oxygen and the ink mix, the process of drying ink begins to form. Air pockets and dried up ink stop the process of flow to the paper.

The only option usually is to take it to a service center, they will inject into the nozzles a type of acid that eats up the dried up ink. It works about 65-70% of the time. Also some of the liquid is put into the cleaning station that goes below the printhead when it is parked.

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I hate to state the obvious, but how long has it been since you've changed the ink cartridges on the printer. If you have done both the nozzle cleaning and print head alignment and nothing appeared on the paper, I don't know what else it could be.
This following suggestion is very rare - if you recently replaced the cartridges and your printer hasn't printed since then, it is possible that you installed them incorrectly; OR perhaps you left the head protector tape on the cartridge. But then it wouldn't "see" the cartridge.
In the "rare" situations, you should try to remove and replace the cartridges to assure that they are properly installed.

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Hello hol0,
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Yes flush it!

Flushing the print head of the cartridge directly from the tap water

1. Open your printer cover
2. Remove the cartridge
3. Place the printhead directly on a tap water running slowly. This will help flush the dried ink that clogged in the printhead.
4. Turn the printhead over, bottom side up until you see the ink flowed out from the printhead, do this until you see the a smooth flow of ink..(better result if the water is warm)
5. Tap water contains residual minerals that can clog also the printhead..so it is advisable to final flush the printhead with a distilled water (it has no impurities) and dry it with cloth..
6. The last thing to do and it will take you sometime is to soak the printhead portion of your cartridge in a mixture of ammonia and hot distilled water, (please make sure that the contact point of the cartridge to the printer is not soak).. Place the printhead on the hot water and leave it there for about 4 to 5 hours..move it on different location from time to time..After soaking, rinse it with distilled water and dry it with cloth...

After doing the instructions, return back the cartridge to the printer and do the printhead alignment..

Try printing a test page and see the outcome...

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Please make sure that the print head is not clogged. The ink can flow out easily from the print head. How do you know if there is no dry ink clogging the print head? Remove the cartridge and run the print head in a soft smooth paper, see if the inks was left in the paper proportionally. If no ink marks then its clogged.

flushing the print head of the cartridge directly from the tap water will help ....Open your printer cover, remove the cartridge..place the printhead directly on a tap water running slowly. This will help flush the dried ink that clogged in the printhead. Turn the print head over, bottom side up until you see the ink flowed out from the printhead, do this until you see the a smooth flow of ink..(better result if the water is warm).. tap water contains residual minerals that can clog also the printhead..so it is advisable to final flush the printhead with a distilled water (it has no impurities) and dry it with cloth..

The last thing to do and it will take you sometime is to soak the printhead portion of your cartridge in a mixture of ammonia and hot distilled water, (please make sure that the contact point of the cartridge to the printer is not soak).. Place the printhead on the hot water and leave it there for about 4 to 5 hours..move it on different location from time to time..After soaking, rinse it with distilled water and dry it with cloth...

After doing the instructions, return back the cartridge to the printer and do the printhead alignment..

Try printing a test page and see the outcome...


If you find this information very helpful, would you be kind to rate this solution. Thanks

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Hi!

There are different possible and safe ways to clear the clog in your cartridges..

The basic steps is to clear the clog using the printers software utility that is installed in your computer...how? on your control panel..double click printers and faxes, when your printer icon appear.. right click on it and click properties to bring up the utility..on the maintenance service tab...press the button for cleaning the cartridge.

the second thing to do is flushing the printhead of the cartridge directly from the tap water ....Open your printer cover, remove the cartridge..place the printhead directly on a tap water running slowly. This will help flush the dried ink that clogged in the printhead. Turn the print head over, bottom side up until you see the ink flowed out from the printhead, do this until you see the a smooth flow of ink..(better result if the water is warm).. tap water contains residual minerals that can clog also the printhead..so it is advisable to final flush the printhead with a distilled water (it has no impurities) and dry it with cloth..

The last thing to do and it will take you sometime is to soak the printhead portion of your cartridge in a mixture of ammonia and hot distilled water, (please make sure that the contact point of the cartridge to the printer is not soak).. Place the printhead on the hot water and leave it there for about 4 to 5 hours..move it on different location from time to time..After soaking, rinse it with distilled water and dry it with cloth...

After doing the instructions, return back the cartridge to the printer and do the printhead alignment..

Try printing a test page and see the outcome...


If you find this information very helpful, would you be kind to rate this solution and vote below.. thanks..

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