I have been getting ink drips on my prints again, so I cleaned my R3000 today and noticed that there was a thick ink buildup on the edges of the capping station. When I rotated the wiper blade up to clean it it was absolutely clean - no ink on it at all. I don’t think it has been working at all. Is there some way to test it, and if it is indeed not working, can it be fixed?
Hmmm… if you had a lot of build up on the capping station, but nothing on the wiper blade, it does seem possible that the wipe is somehow not engaging- which would certainly cause ink buildup on the bottom of the head, leading to ink smears and drips on paper during printing.
I am not sure if there’s a way to test the wiper to check if it’s working or not, other than removing the cover, and doing a cleaning cycle to see if it’s raising up and wiping the bottom of the head. Please understand, I can’t advise you on dismantling your printer, but can direct you to the repair manual at www.2manuals.com, and say “proceed at your own risk”.
Best regards~ Dana