How do I Clean my Printer Nozzle
03 Dec

How do I Clean my Printer Nozzle

A clogged printer nozzle or malfunctioning printer head can disrupt your everyday printing and set you back a few bucks if you seek professional help. Regular maintenance is necessary to make sure the contact heads are free of dust/debris and the ink flow is continuous. In fact, with some basic equipment and household items, you can easily maintain your printer without any prior expertise. You will need, a pair of scissors, blotting paper, a cleaning syringe, and some printer cleaning solution (or mild rubbing alcohol).

  1. To begin with, you need to start the machine printing. (can be a photocopy or a normal print)
  2. While your printer is actively printing, unplug the power cable from the rear of the machine when the print is halfway out. (This should free up the carriage that holds the ink cartridges, making it nice and easy to slide back and forth.)
  3. Remove all the ink cartridges as it is recommended to clean all printer heads at the same time.
  4. Cut a long strip of blotting paper and place it under the printer heads, making sure some of it sticks out of the carriage.
  5. Now, take some solution in your syringe and carefully connect the cleaning pipe to the printer nozzle.
  6. The blotting paper should dissolve and absorb any clogged or excess ink.
  7. Remove the paper, and place the cartridges accordingly.
  8. Switch on the printer to continue your print and repeat the process if necessary.


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