How do I Clean Printer

How do I Clean Printer Head

Firstly, let’s understand what printer heads exactly are. It is a component of an inkjet printer that has the little nozzles that spray ink on the paper. Dirty or clogged printer heads are a common reason for streaky prints or unwanted smears. Today’s printing technology ensures that you rarely have to clean the printer heads yourself. However, once in a while you get a bad printout even after an automatic head clean. This is when you can follow these steps to manually clean it. HP Printer Assistant.


  1. Turn on the printer.
  2. Open the access door.
  3. Once the printer carriage is in the center, unplug your device from the socket and make sure the cartridges aren’t moving.
  4. Carefully remove the cartridges according to the recommended method in your printer user manual.
  5. Now, use a lint-free cloth and some bottled water to wipe off any excess ink on the cartridge contact points. (Make sure you do not touch the nozzle itself)

NOTE: Place/Hold the ink cartridges head up while cleaning the contact points to avoid ink drainage.


  1. Find the contact points on the print carriage of your printer and wipe it with a lint-free cloth
  2. Make sure the printer contacts are ink-free and dry.
  3. Reinsert the ink cartridges and snap them into place before plugging in the power cord.
  4. Close the cover and once the initialization process is complete, try to print a test page.