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Les Sparks

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Dealing with plugged nozzles
« on: August 20, 2020, 10:52:48 pm »

When I get a bad nozzle check on my 3880 should it immediately do a clean nozzle run or can I wait several days until I plan to make several prints.
I print in frequently but do a nozzle check every day or so. Most of the time I get a good check but if I go several days or a week or so I often get a bad nozzle check. The bad check won't go away until I run a clean cycle, but is it likely to get harder to clear the longer I wait?
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Re: Dealing with plugged nozzles
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2020, 12:33:14 pm »

I believe your head is similar technology to the 4800 I used to own. If it is I had to do a nozzle check every day to keep it from becoming plugged and would clean it immediately when it was--the longer you wait the more it dries out and becomes harder (and more expensive) to unplug.
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Re: Dealing with plugged nozzles
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2020, 02:47:42 pm »

Thanks.
That is sort of what I suspected and I normally do a head clean as soon as I got a bad nozzle even if I didn't plan on printing. Sort of hoped that a week or so delay wouldn't make thing worse.
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