Epson XP 15000 | XP series Maintenance Cleaning the Printhead

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Overview:

A newly structured printhead is used in this product. If any ink cartridges aren’t installed, dust or foreign material attaches easily on the printhead compared to a usual one and it may affect the printing quality. So, appropriate cleaning is required.

This section describes how to clean the printhead using the following sectioned diagram.

Epson XP 15000,15010,15080 Newly structured printhead

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Note: This sectioned diagram describes the only upper part of the printhead.

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Epson XP 15000,15010,15080 Cleaning the printhead filter

–  This cleaning should be carried out only if you can see foreign material on the printhead filter.
–  Make sure not to break the printhead filter with excess force.
–  The printhead filter cleaning should be carried out from the center to outside.
(Otherwise, a cotton swab may be caught by the edge of the filter and a burr may result.)
– To prevent mixed colors, make sure not to use the old one for cleaning the printhead filter of the other colors.

Tools using: Cotton swab

How to clean the Xp-15000 printhead filter?

  • 1. Place a dried cotton swab slowly in the center of the printhead filter

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  • 2. Move the cotton swab slowly outside to wipe out foreign material.

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  • 3. When finishing the cleaning to the outside of the printhead filter, remove the cotton swab.
  • 4. If foreign material remains there, repeat the steps (1) to (3) shown above until foreign material is removed.

After cleaning, check if there are no damages such as shown below. If there are any damages there, replace the printhead with a new one.

– A dent of the printhead filter

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–  A burr of the printhead filter

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Epson XP 15000,15010,15080 Cleaning seal rubber section

– This cleaning should be carried out only if you can see foreign material on the seal rubber section of the printhead.
– The seal rubber section cleaning should be carried out from the center to outside.
– To prevent mixed colors, make sure not to use the old one for cleaning the seal rubber section of the other colors.
– When cleaning the seal rubber section of the printhead, actual ink/pure water/CR02 can be used to enhance transcription. But, make sure not to use the undesignated liquid (tap water/CR06) because they may have a negative influence on the printhead filter.

Tools using:

  • Cotton swab (the tip is thin)
  • Liquid (actual ink/pure water/CR02)

How to clean the Xp-15000 seal rubber section?

1. Place a dried cotton swab slowly in the center of the seal rubber section of the printhead.

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2. Move the cotton swab slowly to wipe out foreign material.

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3. When finishing the cleaning to the outside of the seal rubber section of the printhead, remove the cotton swab from the seal rubber section.

4. If foreign material remains there, repeat the steps (1) to (3) shown above until foreign material is removed.

Note : Actual ink/pure water/CR02 can be used to enhance transcription of foreign material.

Epson XP 15000,15010,15080 Cleaning the nozzle plate section

– This cleaning should be carried out only if you can see foreign material on the nozzle plate of the printhead.
– Make sure not to break the nozzle plate with excess force.
– Make sure not to deform the head cover.
– To prevent mixed colors, make sure to clean it parallel to the nozzle line.
– Only wipe off where foreign material attaches, and do not touch the other sections to the utmost. If foreign material is big, make sure to wipe it off with a clean part of a soft dry dust-free cloth in batches.
– When cleaning the nozzle plate of the printhead, actual ink/pure water/CR02 can be used to enhance transcription. But, make sure not to use the undesignated liquid (tap water/CR06) because they may have a negative influence on the printhead filter.

Tools using:

  • Soft dry dust-free cloth
  • Liquid (pure water/CR02)

How to clean the Xp-15000 nozzle plate section?

  1. Remove foreign material by moving a soft dry dust-free cloth slowly and lightly

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Note : Actual ink/pure water/CR02 can be used to enhance transcription of foreign material

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Epson XP 15000,15010,15080 Cleaning the Carriage

This product’s carriage and printhead have walls to prevent an ink leakage into the carriage. Ink may be attached on the contact surface of the walls by the wiping operation during cleaning. So head short circuit may arise due to ink attachment on the terminal of the head FFC when replacing the printhead.

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Position of the wall of the printhead
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Position of the wall inside the printhead

This cleaning should be carried out only when replacing the printhead.

Tools using:

  • Cotton swab or soft dry dust-free cloth

How to clean the Xp-15000 Carriage?

  • 1. After pulling out the head FFC while holding the printhead from the carriage, confirm the ink attachment on the wall.

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  • 2. If ink attaches on the wall, wipe it off with a cotton swab (or a soft dry dust-free cloth).

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