Cleaning the Print Head Nozzle of an Epson Printer (L3150, L3110, L3100) is quite easy. The downside is it takes time for the cleaning process to complete. We just need to press the respective buttons (on the printer panel) or in Epson’s software program in Windows OS and wait for the result of the cleaning process.
The sign that you should clean the print head nozzle of your Epson Printer is when it prints the incorrect color of the photo, blurry images, and text documents that have missing letters and lines.
To give an example, the image on the left is the Epson Printer’s output before I do the cleaning of the print head nozzle. The red colors on the image are unidentifiable because it’s all blue. The image on the right is the result after I completed the cleaning process. The colors and lines are easily identifiable.
To clean the printer head nozzle of the Epson Printer, go to Microsoft Window’s control panel, tap Device and Printers, tap the Maintenance Tab, then perform nozzle check and head cleaning.
These steps are applicable for cleaning the print head of your Epson Ecotank L3110, L1360, L3100, L3150, and L120.
1. Go to the Control Panel of Windows 10
The first thing you need to do is to locate the control panel in Windows 10. You can do this by pressing the Windows icon on your keyboard or go to the start button at the lower left hand on your screen using the mouse. Afterward, open the “Control Panel” app.
If you are familiar with the ins and outs of Windows 10, then you can find the control panel app easily. If you are not techy then please follow the steps.
2. Select Hardware and Sound
In the control panel window, you will see the different icons. To view the list of hardware that your PC has, go to “Hardware and Sound.”
Again, there will be choices, you need to proceed to “Devices and Printers.” Under it, select your Epson L3150 printer.
3. Run the Epson L3150, L3100, or L3110 Icon
Now that you see the location of your printer’s icon. You need to run the said application. The location and arrangement may vary as we install different hardware on our PC. In my case, since I am using the L3150 then I run the latter’s icon.
The new window will show you the links for “web installer,” “Epson Information Center,” “Scanner Management,” and “Printer Management.”
4. Go to the Printer Management
When you visit the “Printer Management” icon, a new window will open where you can see the “Adjust Print Options,” “See What’s Printing,” and “Customize Your Printer” links.
Go to “Adjust Print Options.” It is usually located on the left middle part of the new window.
5. Proceed to the Maintenance Tab under Printing Preferences
Alright, so we are almost done. In the new window, you will see 3 different tabs. The Main, More Options, and Maintenance tabs.
In this part, you need to focus only on the two icons under the Maintenance tab. These are Nozzle Check and Head Cleaning.
6. Run Nozzle Check
If you experienced that your printer produces poor-quality images or missing letters on your text document. Running the nozzle check is the first thing that you should do. In this way, you will know if the print head is clogged or not.
Before you run the nozzle check, you can also check visually the eco tank of your L3150 printer if it has sufficient ink on it. As you can see in the photo, my printer has enough ink to run the nozzle check.
Make sure that you load a standard-sized paper in the rear feed of your L3150 printer. You should know this location hahaha. Alright, run the Nozzle check now!
Examine the patterns on the paper. Did you see any colored broken lines? If it is the case then your printer’s nozzle might be clogged. Proceed to the next step.
I have here the actual printer output but I only show photos of the first, fourth, seventh, and eighth nozzle cleaning. As you can see the first cleaning really shows that the yellow and pink nozzles are clogged so it is considered “No Good.”
After several tries, I achieved the “Good” condition. How do I know that? I can already see the colors namely Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black clearly and there are no broken lines.
7. Run the Print Head Cleaning Process
This process consumes ink. So, make sure that the ink in the tank of your printer is above the critical line. Otherwise, you won’t be able to run the Head Cleaning process.
After this process, repeat the previous step (STEP 6). Examine the patterns again on the paper to see if there is an improvement in the quality. Repeat Steps 6 and 7 until all the colored lines are printed properly by your Epson L3150 printer.
Is the Epson L3150 Printer the same as L3110 Printer?
No, the Epson L3150 is not the same as the L3110 Printer. The L3150 is the upgraded version of the L3110. The distinct difference between the two is you can connect to the L3150 via WiFi and USB. It is basically a wireless printer because you can print documents even when you are far away from the printer. As long as you are connected to the same wifi network as your printer. Meanwhile, you can connect to L3110 via a USB port only.