Your Canon printer is a reliable workhorse that delivers high-quality prints but over time you may notice a decline in print quality due to clogged printer heads.
Do not worry this is a common issue which is faced by many printer owners and can be resolved with a little maintenance
This article will guide you to the steps of cleaning your Canon Print Head on your own.
How to clean Canon Print Head for MG3000 series?
Clean your Canon Printer only if lines are missing or if horizontal white streaks are present in the printed nozzle check pattern.
Follow below mentioned steps:
- Make sure that the printer is switched ON.
- On the printer panel you need to hold the “Stop” button(marked as 1 in below image) until the Alarm light( marked as 2 in below image) flashes twice, at that time release the same immediately.
- Now you can see the printer will start cleaning the Print Head.
- Once you see the “ON” light (marked as 3 in below image) has stopped flashing then cleaning process would be complete.
Note: Cleaning the Print Head consumes INK so only clean it when necessary. Also do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the process of cleaning the print head which usually takes 30 seconds.
If the print quality of your Canon Printer still does not improve by standard cleaning of the print head, then you will have to follow the process of Deep Print Head Cleaning.
Also note cleaning the print head deeply consumes more Ink than the standard cleaning of the print head.
Follow the steps below for Deep Cleaning your Canon Print Head:
- You need to switch ON your printer.
- Now Hold down the Stop button until the Alarm flashes three times then release the same immediately.
- The printer will start cleaning the print head deeply.
- Printer will complete the task once you see ON light after flashing.
- Also do not perform any task until the deep cleaning is done which takes about a minute.
- Now check the print head condition by Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern.
- If in case the problem is still not resolved after Deep Cleaning, then perform the same function after 24 hours.
Still after 24 hours you face the same problem then kindly replace the Fine Cartridge with a new one.
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How to clean the Print Head of my Canon Printer G3010 series?
To clean the Print Head for your Canon Printer G3010 follow the below mentioned easy steps.
- The first steps is to make sure that the Printer is switched ON.
- Now press the “Setup” button (marked as 1 in below image) on the printer’s panel.
- Once you see 1 on the LCD, now press the “+” (marked as 2 in below image) button until you see 2 on the LCD.
- Now press the “Black” or the “Color” button (marked as 3 and 4 in the below image), and the printer will start cleaning the print head.
- The cleaning will be complete once you see ON light will stop flashing, kindly do not perform any other function until the printer completes the cleaning of the print head which eventually will take a minute.
- Now check the print head condition by testing a page.
If the problem is not solved you need to then perform the Cleaning of the Print Head deeply, so kindly follow the steps for the same:
- For deep cleaning of your printing head the process remains the same till Setup button until you see 1 appear on LCD.
- Now press the “+” button until you see 3 appears on the LCD.
- Press the Black or Color button the printer will start cleaning the printing head deeply.
- You can check the same after 3 minutes as the ON light will begin flashing.
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How can I clean the Print Head of my Canon PIXMA TS3520?
The best way to clean the Print Head of Canon PIXMA TS3520 is from the operational panel.
For the same follow the below mentioned steps to perform the action:
- The first step is to Power On the printer.
- Now press the Setup button from the panel until you see 2 on the LCD screen of the printer.
- To start the cleaning of the print head, press the Black or Color button, and the cleaning will complete once the ON light flashes after the process so don’t perform any other operation until the same.
- To check the print heads condition kindly print the nozzle check pattern.
In case still if you face any issues after performing the above functions then we suggest you to perform the Cleaning of the Print Head Deeply by following below mentioned steps:
- Once the printer is turned ON kindly Press the “Setup” button until 3 appears on the LCD display.
- Now press the Black or Color button and the printer will start the deep cleaning process.
- After the ON light flashes the cleaning would be complete and until don’t perform any function, the deep cleaning process will take about 1 to 2 minutes.
In case if still the issue is not solved kindly replace the ink cartridge with a new one.
How to clean the Print Head of my Canon Pixma TR4720?
Follow the steps mentioned below for the cleaning of print head of your Canon Pixma TR4720 from operation panel:
- The first step is to make sure that the printer is switched ON.
- Secondly press the “Setup” button on the operational panel.
- Now use the options < > to select the option “Maintenance” and then press “Ok“.
- Again use < > button to select the option “Cleaning” and then again press “Ok”.
- Now the printer will start cleaning the print head of your Printer, for the same do not perform any other function for about a minute until the function completes.
- To check the print head kindly print the nozzle check pattern.
Now the print head would be clean for your Canon Pixma printer TR4720 however if you are facing any issues again kindly perform the deep cleaning function:
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- Firstly, the printer has to be switched ON.
- Now press the “Setup button” and use < > button to select the Maintenance option and click OK.
- Again use < > button to select the option “Deep Cleaning” and then press OK.
- Now the printer will start the Deep Cleaning process so kindly wait for about a minute for the printer to perform the operation.
After deep cleaning if still the printer head is not cleaned we recommend you to kindly connect with Canon Customer Care.
Also in Case your Canon Printer goes Offline frequently you should once Clean Your Canon Print Head Thoroughly.
How to Clean Canon Print Head via Video Tutorial? (Without Using Software)
In case if the automated process didn’t work for you then you can follow this video tutorial. In this process you will have to remove the print head of your printer manually by opening the printer cover and physically clean the same.
This method requires you to be carefully attentive whole doing the same since it involves more risk and if you aren’t careful you may damage the print head of your Canon Printer.
In summary, regular maintenance of your Canon printer’s print head is crucial to maintain optimal print quality.
If you notice print issues such as missing lines or streaks, follow these simple steps to clean the print head. Remember that cleaning consumes ink, so do it only when necessary.
If standard cleaning doesn’t improve the quality, consider deep cleaning. If issues persist, replacing the ink cartridge may be necessary.
For visual guidance, a video tutorial is available for manual print head cleaning, but use caution to avoid damaging the print head. If problems continue, contact Canon Customer Care for assistance in maintaining your printer’s performance.
Frequently Asked Question’s (FAQ’s)
Regular cleaning prevents clogs and ensures high-quality prints.
Clean it as needed; visible print issues or streaks are common signs.
Yes, it does consume ink, so perform it judiciously.
Try deep cleaning; if problems persist, consider replacing the ink cartridge or seeking Canon Customer Care assistance.