Epson Stylus NX410 Quick Guide

Cleaning the Print Head

Cleaning the Print Head

Cleaning the Print Head
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Cleaning the Print Head
If print quality has declined and the nozzle check pattern indicates clogged 
nozzles, you can clean the print head. Print head cleaning uses ink, so clean it only 
if necessary.
Note: 
You cannot clean the print head if an ink cartridge is expended, and may not be able to 
clean it when a cartridge is low. You must replace the cartridge first
 
(see page 33).
1. Load letter- or A4-size paper in the sheet feeder 
(see page 5).
2. Press 
Setup
.
3. Press l or r to select 
Maintenance
, then press 
OK
.
4. Press d to select 
Head Cleaning
, then press 
OK
.
5. Press x
Start
.
Cleaning takes approximately one minute. When it’s finished, you see a 
message on the display screen.
Caution: 
Never turn off your Epson printer during head cleaning or you may damage it.
6. Press x
Start
 to run a nozzle check (as described on page 30) to verify that 
the print head is clean.
7. If there are still gaps or lines, or the test patterns are faint, run another 
cleaning cycle and check the nozzles again.
Note: 
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning the print head four times, turn off your 
Epson printer and wait at least six hours to let any dried ink soften. Then try cleaning 
the print head again. If quality does not improve, one of the ink cartridges may need to 
be replaced. If that doesn’t help, contact Epson as described on page 40.
If you do not use your Epson printer often, it is a good idea to print a few pages at least 
once a month to maintain good print quality.