asked Feb 29, 2000 at 12:25pm
Epson Epson LQ 850

Cleaning Epson 850 print head bar.

The silver colored bar on which the ink jet head slides is dirty. I see some smearing on the leading edge of printed documents. I suspect that the head is hanging up on the bar. What is the best way to clean and lubricate the bar?
The bar doesn't come in contact with the heads. We spray some silicon lube on the ones we work on. I'd suspect a dirty service station where the head parks. Get the head off the service station and pull the power cord. Clean the rubber wipers. Put a few drops of windex on the cleaning sponge. Turn printer on and park the heads. Let it sit for a few hours and then run a head cleaning cycle.
by moe on Mar 1, 2000 at 6:59pm Add comment