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On 7/21/2021 at 12:44 PM, Mdrake2016 said:

I would assume this isn't safe for the printhead so I have to ask if anyone has encountered this or know why this could be happening? This is on a P400 and it happens right at the very end of the headclean. 

 

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Mdrake2016,

 

I had this same problem with my p600 DTG Printer. The problem is you should have 2 waste lines from capping station connected to a Y connector with 1 waste line coming from the Y connector then going into your wastes bottle.  The plastic Y connector is clogging.  You will have to remove the side panel were the capping station is located then you will see the lines and the Y connector.

What I did was drilled a hole in the side by the capping station and removed the Y connector and just ran the 2 lines from the capping station straight into the waste bottle. my waste bottle was located in the back of the printer Problem solved.  

This problem was driving me mad.  Black ink was bubbling and back flushing from the capping station.

You can do like I explained above or you can remove the Y connector and replace it with 2 straight connectors then run 2 line extended to your waste bottle.

I just replaced my capping station also because the problem had been going on for awhile until i found the problem. This should fix your problem.

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On 7/23/2021 at 8:34 PM, papa said:

Mdrake2016,

 

I had this same problem with my p600 DTG Printer. The problem is you should have 2 waste lines from capping station connected to a Y connector with 1 waste line coming from the Y connector then going into your wastes bottle.  The plastic Y connector is clogging.  You will have to remove the side panel were the capping station is located then you will see the lines and the Y connector.

What I did was drilled a hole in the side by the capping station and removed the Y connector and just ran the 2 lines from the capping station straight into the waste bottle. my waste bottle was located in the back of the printer Problem solved.  

This problem was driving me mad.  Black ink was bubbling and back flushing from the capping station.

You can do like I explained above or you can remove the Y connector and replace it with 2 straight connectors then run 2 line extended to your waste bottle.

I just replaced my capping station also because the problem had been going on for awhile until i found the problem. This should fix your problem.

D

 

Thanks a lot. It's been extremely frustrating. Can you tell me what size straight connectors you use? I'm worried if I get the same size as the y connector that I used, it will clog up too.

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2 hours ago, Mdrake2016 said:

 

Thanks a lot. It's been extremely frustrating. Can you tell me what size straight connectors you use? I'm worried if I get the same size as the y connector that I used, it will clog up too.

 

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I just bypassed the Y connector. I didnt want the problem to come back again later down the road. What i did was drilled a hole in the plastic cover next to the capping station. I ran the 2 ink lines from the capping station and mounted the waste bottle so the 2 ink lines could drain straight into the wast bottle. I haven't had any problems since. 

you can search and find 2 straight connectors instead of the Y connector. I just decided to not bother with adding anymore connectors on the lines.

papa

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