He had another brand of the flush that came from the epson tech who changed the head … I power cleaned the pink stuff though it, and have been running a cleaning cycles. I do not think we are dealing with clogs as it is a new head … and absolutely nothing comes out. The ink lines are all moving ink and have gone from white to pink as your stuff replaced the old stuff … and I could see pink in the drain tubed for the pump/capping station. Ive done regular and power clean … fluid runs through during cleaning cycles but nothing prints.
I usually turn the printers off when they are idle … I’ve never notice the pressure pump with my other 9800 when it is idle, only when I start a print or futz with the cart. So i have not noticed the pump coming on when this one is idle … it seems to come on when I start it up or open an ink cartridge … and again I pop a plug and there was pressure.
I just took things apart and looked for a fuse on the mother board … the f6 fuse that would cut out the head seems a little diode a mystery beyond my skills … and the only fuse there is - isa big fuse is insulated and looks fine … so looked like nothing I could do there. The capping station is new … and ink is going through is … so I hate to pulpit for a new one (which I have). And I have not gone into the head and looked at dampers. I seem to remember when I changed dampers on my other machine nothing came out with a power clean… and I had to go back in and pull ink through, but since ink is moving through the lines on cleaning cycles I would think it is not an ink charging issue … or capping station.
The manual says it could be three things … The mother board, the print head … or the capping station … I am wondering if there is a diagnostic to distinguish which one it might be. It is a real clean machine … and runs smoothly … I would love to get it up and working. On the other hand If I know the gremlin … and my other machine dies I can swap out … the part.