Epson-3880-capping-station-not-draining - revisited

Following on from this topic:

Our 3880 performed flawlessly for 5 years but recently we started seeing blotching and contamination of prints. I attempted to wash the capping station with spray-and-wipe cleaner but the fluid was not draining from the left-hand pad. I opened up the printer housing and removed the whole cap unit, then dismantled the little pump. I was able to flush the crud out of the tubes using a syringe with warm water and detergent - see photo attached. Now our printer is again working beautifully.


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Congrats! Mind if I reference this image in future when I tell people how the peristaltic pump/tubes inside the cleaning assembly can go funky?


Absolutely! - another photo attached of dissassembly and cleanup.pump_cap_6