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Printer makes noise while cleaning heads

I own a used Epson 1000 ics all in one printer which has always given me good service. The other day the ink monitor indicated the black ink cartridge was almost empty . So I decided to replace both black and color cartridges. Then I find you usally have to clean the prints heads about three times before you get a good test page printout. I found that when I clicked the clean button, the printer makes a loud clunk, and as the cartridges move to clean the jet nozzles the printer make these really upsetting grinding noises, it really sounds like the printer is tearing it's self up. After I did a few of these grinding nozzle clean sessions, i did a test print, and found that the black ink, and yellow printed fine, but cyan, and magenta didn't. The printer made no unusual noises. and prints documents in black just find, but don't dare and try and clean the heads and you get all the grinding noises. I really need avise on how to correct the gear grinding noise Yours Truly WILL - C

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  • LiteJazz53 Nov 07, 2007

    I have the EXACT problem. When the printer goes through the cleaning process, it sounds like it is destroying itself. What is worse, with brand new cartridges, I get NO printed information on the page, nothing prints,a dn I mean nothing, a blank white page. I have tried allignment, tried cleaning many times, and the cartridge is just going empty. Epson says the ink is dumping in a sponge and I would not see anything on the paper!

    What is clogged up, and darn it, how can I get it unclogged, where something, anything will come out and print on the paper,



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Grinding noise is most likely caused by the carriage lock getting stuck and holding the print head at the home position. The noise is caused by the toothed belt that pulls the head back and forth, skipping over the splines on the motor drive wheel. If you have been able to print since the problem occurred, chances are that it has freed itself up and will be fine. Regarding the loss of cyan & magenta output, follow the solution given in my previous posts to complete a manual under-head cleaning cycle. This should get you going. Check this previous post for cleaning info: http://www.fixya.com/support/t137335-problem_print_outs_from_printer

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