Cleaning the Print Head - MG6320

Article ID: ART136425 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 04/02/2018


This article explains how to clean the print head of the PIXMA MG6320.



Clean the print head if lines are missing or if horizontal white streaks are present in the printed nozzle check pattern. Cleaning unclogs the nozzles and restores the print head condition. Cleaning the print head consumes ink, so clean the print head only when necessary.

You need to prepare: a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper

(1) Holding sides of the paper output tray, gently open it.

The output tray extension will open automatically when the paper output tray is opened.

(2) Extend the paper output support.



 If the inner cover is open, close it.

(1) Flick the HOME screen, then tap Setup.

Using the Operation Panel

The setup menu screen will appear.

(2) Tap Maintenance.

The Maintenance screen will appear.

(3) Tap Cleaning.

Figure: Touch screen

The confirmation screen will appear.

(4) Tap Yes.

The machine starts cleaning the print head.

Do not perform any other operations until the machine completes the cleaning of the print head. This takes about 3 minutes.

The pattern print confirmation screen will appear.

(5) Tap Yes.

The nozzle check pattern will be printed.

  1. Make sure that the power is turned on.

  2. Make sure that one or more sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper are loaded in the cassette (lower).

  3. Open the paper output tray.

  4. Clean the print head.

  5. Examine the nozzle check pattern.

Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern



 Touch the HOME button to exit Setup and display the HOME screen.

 If the problem is not resolved after cleaning the print head twice, clean the print head deeply.

Cleaning the Print Head Deeply

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