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Kodak esp-3 cannot purge air from print head

Changed cartridges cleaned heads but there is air in the clear lines between the ink cartridge and the print head, tried pressurizing the cartridge and ink fills the lines and comes out the print head on all 5 colors but you can watch the ink disappear out of the lines and they fill up with air again as soon as you stop pressurizing that particular color in the cartridge through the air vent hole its like the ink is draining to the bottom or something some how HELP!!!

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    JDTec May 11, 2010





    There isn't anything referring to your problem in the manual. Call Kodak @1-800-421-6699

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WE HAVE AKODAK ESP-3 ALL IN ONE.
RAN OUT OF BLACK INK. HAVE REPLACED BLACK CARTRIDGE 2 TIMES BUT CANNOT GET BLACK TO PRINT. WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT???

Posted on Nov 27, 2010

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Call Kodak and tell them to replace your print head, they will also supply you with a cartridge.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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