Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer operating at its best, you should clean it
thoroughly several times a year.
Follow these steps to clean your printer:
1. Remove any paper loaded in the printer. Make sure the
printer is turned off.
2. Remove the paper guide. If a pull tractor or an optional
cut-sheet feeder is installed, remove it.
3. Use a soft brush to carefully brush away all dust and dirt from
the outer case and paper guide.
4. If the outer case or paper guide is still dirty or dusty, clean
them with a soft, clean cloth dampened with a mild detergent
dissolved in water. Keep the printer cover in place and lower
it until it lies flat on the top of the printer to prevent water
from getting inside the printer.
❏ Never use alcohols or thinners to clean the printer; these
chemicals can damage the printer components as well as the
❏ Be careful not to get water onto the printer mechanism or
❏ Do not use a hard or abrasive brush.
❏ Do not spray the inside of the printer with lubricants;
unsuitable lubricants can damage the printer mechanism.
Contact an EPSON dealer if you think lubrication is needed.