Cleaning the Print Head - G4210

Article ID: ART169335 | Date published: 01/11/2018 | Date last updated: 06/23/2022


This article explains how to clean the print head for the PIXMA G4210 using its operation panel.


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.

  1. Make sure that the power is turned on.

  2. Press the Setup button, use the button to select Maintenance, and press the OK button.

  3. Use the   button to select Cleaning and then press the OK button.

    The printer starts cleaning the print head.
    Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the cleaning of the print head. This takes about 1 minute.

  4. Check the print head condition by printing a nozzle check pattern.

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

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