- Sep 22, 2023
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- Epson SureColor P-600
My preparation has, thus far, paid off. I determined the least invasive way to remove the bottom base. The new capping station is installed. No loose ends; no broken or extra parts. All fasteners accounted for. Although, I have to say, not for the faint of heart. Apropos of your comment regarding the left side of the carriage area. The waste pads serving this area are totally saturated and solidified. Ink has been running over the sides of the waste pad frame and collecting in the bottom panel. Ink has been dripping very close to the pressurizing motor. I am still debating rather I want to replace the rolling air pump (pressure pump). I took photographs but have not transferred them to my desktop for uploading to this forum. I suspect that I will not flip the switch and run an ink charge until Sunday or Monday. If people in the forum express interest I can outline how to remove the bottom panel. About the only trick is the WiFi frame.Sometimes the initial cause is really simple when these initial issues start appearing. Is there a buildup of pigment ink on the left side of the carriage? If the P600 or 3000 exceeds three years of use. This buildup will end up manifesting itself in strange situations in inconsistent nozzle checks for no reason. All Epson printers need to be checked for buildup of solids on the left side,
The buildup causes the nozzles to be blocked when the printhead rides over the crest and gets this muck back on the underside and blocks the nozzles. For some reason this buildup is hardly addressed by Epson. Seems like built in obsolescence for the uninformed owners.
At the same time the wipers may needs to be cleaned at the same time. Buildup of sticky dirt will not allow a clean wipe on an auto windshield. So dirty wipers simply redeposit pigment solids back into the nozzles.
If there is buildup all this disassembly etc. might have been down the garden path of destruction due to disassembly and improper reassembly.