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can anyone help or advise me on a fix for my epson 1400 - white ink problem please??

i fire the printer basically get all nozzles working except white, do a head clean or sometimes i reset the white carts as a new cart soo i don't waste ink.

get all nozzles fine, got to print with white and its fine 1/4 of the way in, then white overlay all lines and hardy any white at all.

 

do a nozzle check and basically hardly any white lines now, sometimes a few but not a lot.

ive tried overnight flushes, push and pull on flush to losing solid clogs, everything really. 

 

printer used to work spot on, no problem until recently. 

 

is the print head done? does the pump station need replaced?? has anyone else had this problem and fixed it??

 

would be really greatful for any help, thanks

 

 

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6 hours ago, tayloraftermath said:

can anyone help or advise me on a fix for my epson 1400 - white ink problem please??

i fire the printer basically get all nozzles working except white, do a head clean or sometimes i reset the white carts as a new cart soo i don't waste ink.

get all nozzles fine, got to print with white and its fine 1/4 of the way in, then white overlay all lines and hardy any white at all.

 

do a nozzle check and basically hardly any white lines now, sometimes a few but not a lot.

ive tried overnight flushes, push and pull on flush to losing solid clogs, everything really. 

 

printer used to work spot on, no problem until recently. 

 

is the print head done? does the pump station need replaced?? has anyone else had this problem and fixed it??

 

would be really greatful for any help, thanks

 

 

IF your getting good white ink, then losing it while it prints, it's more than likely cartridge/ink related. heads don't just clog out of the blue for no reason, a failed head is usually a result of something else.

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47 minutes ago, tayloraftermath said:

thanks, i recently bought new carts and still the same. gonna order sum new white ink today.

 

could the white ink be past its sell by date, only had it 6 months

It’s usually only good for 6 months, needs shaken daily as well. 

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hi

i replaced the old white ink with a new batch, replaced the carts too. flushed the nozzle the 2 whites even over night. 

just tested their after 2 head cleans, nozzles were perfect even whites.

 

done a few test prints, everything was perfect until i printed the 4th test print.

after perfect white for a little of the print it started going to white lines with gaps like before. done a nozzle check hardly any white nozzle lines.

 

please could you help, what else could it be?

 

thanks again david

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40 minutes ago, tayloraftermath said:

hi

i replaced the old white ink with a new batch, replaced the carts too. flushed the nozzle the 2 whites even over night. 

just tested their after 2 head cleans, nozzles were perfect even whites.

 

done a few test prints, everything was perfect until i printed the 4th test print.

after perfect white for a little of the print it started going to white lines with gaps like before. done a nozzle check hardly any white nozzle lines.

 

please could you help, what else could it be?

 

thanks again david

I honestly can't say. I've never had this issue before, aside from a faulty ink cartridge/forgetting to remove the air vents. I have never had it happen for no reason. 

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4 hours ago, anum11 said:

Ink is not compitable with your printhead possibly. Try other inks. Either This or your printhead does not fire because of electronic reasons.

If it’s anything like the Epson 1430, it’s probably both. I had constant clogging/flow issues with those printers with anything other than dye ink.

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