Epson R3000 Printer yellow ink drain out


#1

I have a Epson R3000 That was working really good. until while I was printing There was a problem with the yellow ink. I had topped of the cartage the day before so I knew there was ink available.
When I looked it was empty. I refiled using the correct procedure and started printing. Still the same problem. I remove the cartridge and was empty again. anyone experience that problem?
Jim Herrington


#2

Hey Jim. This normally happens only with the PK channel on this model, but it can happen with any ink channel theoretically.

The problem is there is a perforation of the film in the damper of your Yellow channel. The damper is what connects the ink line to the print-head (it does a lot of things such as filtering, pressure regulation, etc). If this damper has a leak, the yellow can simply fall into the waste pad of the printer and empty your cartridge.

In short, the printer needs to get checked out and will most likely need a new “ink supply unit” which is the whole assembly from where the ink carts go in to the ink lines to the dampers (all connected).

This unit is about $160 and is available at compassmicro.com but it is a rather involved repair if one is doing it DIY . . .

-Walker