Printers stop printing if the ink becomes empty. But refilling the ink should make it work. Until it doesn’t!
If your Epson Printer is not printing after refilling the ink, then don’t worry, as here we have shown how you can fix it.
How To Fix Epson Printer Not Printing After Ink Change?
Follow the instructions below when your Epson printer won’t print.
1. Make Sure That The Device Power On
When Epson printer is not printing after refilling the ink, ensure that the device is powered on.
All the USB and other cables must be connected properly. If you are using a Wi-Fi-connected printer, then check your Wi-Fi connection.
Also, check that the paper is placed well in the tray and there is no paper jam.
2. Check Your Ink Cartridge
Make sure that you purchase the original and compatible ink cartridges for your Printer.
Now check your ink cartridges, following the steps given below:
- Switch On your Printer.
- Open the ink door and remove the ink cartridges while the device is On.
- Now, unplug all the power cables from the power jack. Leave it for at least 1 minute.
- Put the power cable back and switch on the Printer.
The Printer has now gone through a warm-up cycle fixed the problem.
After the process completes, insert the ink cartridges and try a test printing. If you still get the same problem, go to the next step.
3. Check Protective Tape
When trying to install the ink cartridge, if you wrongly insert the ink cartridges, then this can block the normal functionality of the Printer.
Carefully remove the protective tape from the ink cartridges.
If the protective tape is present, then your Epson printer won’t print properly.
4. Clean Print Head & Nozzles Manually
If the print head is dirty, then it may be why the Epson printer is not printing.
So, follow the instructions below to solve the issue:
- Switch off the Printer.
- Remove all ink cartridges one by one from the Printer.
- Place cartridges on a clean paper or tissue in an inverted position.
- Now, remove the print head very carefully from the Printer.
- Clean the print head’s back position with a microfiber cloth by damping it in warm water.
- Clean the nozzle until no black ink sticks to the fabric.
- Soak the print head in lukewarm water or hold it under running tap water for 10-15 minutes.
- Wash properly, and then dry the print head by covering it with a dry towel or lint-free cloth sheet.
- Now, place it on tissue paper for a minimum of 15 minutes to air-dry.
- Place the print head on the cartridge and insert it into their respective slots.
Now, switch back to the Printer and check if the issue is solved.
5. Auto Clean The Printer
You can auto-clean the Printer following the steps given below:
Steps For Windows
- Open the Run Utility by pressing Windows + R keys.
- In the dialog box, enter control and hit the Enter This will open the Control panel.
- Click on Hardware and Sound option from the list.
- Choose Devices and Printers and right-click on your product. Choose Printer Properties.
- Click Maintenance and choose the Clean Heads Select Ok.
Steps For Mac
- Go to the Apple menu, and click on System Preferences from the Apple menu.
- Choose the Printers and Scanners option and click on the Machine option.
- Select the Options & Supplies option.
- Click on the Utility button, and select the Open Printer Utility.
- From Status monitor screen, select the Control menu and click on Maintenance box.
- Select the Print Head Cleaning option from the next screen menu.
Follow the on-screen prompts and to complete the process.
Steps For Printer
Some Epson printer models have in-built cleaning installed on their system.
Check your user manual to learn about this feature.
If you find the button, press it for 3-4 seconds.
Wait until the cleaning process is completed and restart the device. Try a test run.
6. Troubleshoot Your Printer (Windows)
Windows have some in-built printer troubleshooter to detect and fix most of the problems related to the Printer.
To do so, follow the steps below:
- Press Windows + I to open Settings.
- Click on Update & Security option from the list.
- From the left panel, select the Troubleshoot option.
- Select the Additional troubleshooters from the right-panel option.
- Choose your Printer from the list and click on the Run the Troubleshoot option.
After the process completes, check if the Printer can print properly else, go to the next solution.
7. Update Printer Driver
An outdated printer can also trigger various technical issues, so update the printer driver to the latest version.
To do so, follow the steps below:
- Press Windows + R simultaneously to open the Run Utility.
- Copy- paste or type devmgmt.msc on the dialog box and hit the Enter key to open the Device Manager.
- Open the Print queues option and right-click on your device. Select the Update driver option.
- Choose Search automatically for drivers option from the next window.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process. After the process completes, restart the PC, and check the issue is resolved.
Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]
1. Why Is My Epson Printer Not Printing When The Ink Is Full?
There are various reasons which may cause the Printer not to print properly even if the ink tank is full like–clotted print head, paper jam, the protective tag is on or the device is not powered on.
2. How Can You Tell If A Print Head Is Clogged?
Your PC or Printer’s display will notify you if the Printer’s head is clogged. You should clean your printer head with warm or running tap water or use a microfiber cloth to clean the print head.
3. Why Is My Epson Printer Not Working After Replacing Ink Cartridges?
If your Printer could not recognize the cartridges after the ink tank was reinserted, then you may find your Epson printer not working.
So, there you have it. Hopefully now your Epson printer is printing without any issue .
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