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Unclog yellow how to clean print head epson 9600? yellow is not printing after ten power cleanings

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  • banterer Jul 28, 2008

    Same thing here. I printed 4 photos a 6 days ago and do a test print every other day. Everything other than black was printing perfectly up until last night. Today I do a test print in preparation for a large print and both the yellow and cyan have almost no ink coming out. The black is still missing 3 small segments.

    I have done about 6 regular cleanings and 1 power clean in addition to some warm water in the printer head pads suggested elsewhere – still NO PROGRESS!

  • printshop799 Sep 07, 2008

    I have a problem with my epson 9600 it's about 3 years old
    the black is printing in dart green, I tried to clean the head but no joyed, the reading is showing E*****F for both
    Head & Cleaner.

    How do I clear E******F

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    Epson 9600 not printing Yellow. Tests, cleaning, you name it. I appreciate your help.



  • banterer May 11, 2010

    I am not the original poster but you will see from my post that I have the same problem.

    Mine is running UC inks.

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    I went to the support site and saw a few options. Is your printer running ultrachrome ink or photographic dye ink?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    how to Clean the print head on the Epson WF-3520



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I fixed my problem.

It was suggested to me to replace the "pump/cap assembly". I did so and it is back to normal. As explained to me, with age the cap does not make a tight seal anymore and therefore the pump can no longer really "****" the ink out when doing a head cleaning.

In any case, I replaced it and it worked. In my opinion, the pump was working fine and if I had to do it again I would first just buy the cap and replace that because that is what I think goes bad with age and not the pump.

If you any further questions, email me

The pump/cap assembly cost was about $80 or so from an authorized Epson parts distributor.

Good luck.

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Same problem yellow almost completely clogged, any tried a power clean from the printer control panel?

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  • vudutu Sep 05, 2008

    Same problem yellow almost completely clogged, any tried a power clean from the printer control panel?



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