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I still see white or dark lines in my printout after cleaning the print head three times. What should I do?

    If you still see white or dark lines or missing nozzles in your printouts, even after cleaning the print head several times, you can run a Power Cleaning.

    If you do not see improvement after running a Power Cleaning, turn off the product and wait at least 12 hours before running another Power Cleaning.

    Caution:
    Running a Power Cleaning consumes a lot of ink, so you should run it only if necessary. Make sure the ink tank is at least one-third full before running a Power Cleaning, or it may damage the product. Power Cleaning may cause the maintenance box to reach its capacity sooner. When the maintenance box is full, you need to replace it to continue printing.

    Caution:
    Power Cleaning may cause the maintenance box to reach its capacity sooner. When the maintenance box is full, you need to replace it to continue printing.

    Power Cleaning Using the Product Control Panel

    You can run a Power Cleaning using the control panel on your product.

    Note: If the maintenance box is full, you may have to replace it before you can run a Power Cleaning. After a Power Cleaning, you must turn off the product and wait at least 12 hours before running another Power Cleaning.

    1. Make sure there are no errors on the LCD screen.
    2. Turn off the product.
    3. Visually check the ink level and make sure the ink tank is at least one-third full.

      Caution:
      If you run a Power Cleaning when the ink level is low, you may damage the product.

    4. Press and hold the  power button and the  help button at the same time until you see the Power Cleaning screen.
    5. Follow the instructions on the LCD screen to run the Power Cleaning.
    6. When the Power Cleaning is finished, run a nozzle check.

    If the print quality did not improve, turn off the product and wait at least 12 hours before running another Power Cleaning.

    If the print quality does not improve after running the Power Cleaning utility multiple times, contact Epson for support.

    Related tasks
    Refilling the Ink Tank

    Power Cleaning Using a Computer Utility

    You can run a Power Cleaning using a utility on your Windows or Mac computer.

    Note: After running a Power Cleaning, you must turn off the product and wait at least 12 hours before running another Power Cleaning.

    1. Make sure there are no errors on the LCD screen.
    2. Load a few sheets of plain paper in the cassette.
    3. Do one of the following:
      • Windows: Access the Windows Desktop and right-click the icon for your product in the right side of the Windows taskbar, or click the up arrow and right-click . Select Printer Settings and click the Maintenance tab.
      • Mac: In the Apple menu or the Dock, select System Preferences. Select Print & Fax, Print & Scan, or Printers & Scanners, select your product, and select Options & Supplies. Select Utility and select Open Printer Utility.
    4. Select Power Cleaning. You see a window like this:

    5. Follow the on-screen instructions to run a Power Cleaning.
    6. When Power Cleaning is finished, run a nozzle check.

    If the print quality did not improve, turn off the product and wait at least 12 hours before running another Power Cleaning.

    If the print quality does not improve after running the Power Cleaning utility multiple times, contact Epson for support.

    Related tasks
    Refilling the Ink Tank
Published:  Apr 25, 2019 Was this helpful​? Thank you for the feedback!
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