Cleaning the Inside of the Printer (Bottom Plate Cleaning) (Windows) - TR150

Article ID: ART176623 | Date published: 03/24/2020 | Date last updated: 03/26/2020


Learn how to clean the inside of the PIXMA TR150 from a Windows PC.


Cleaning Inside the Printer

Perform bottom plate cleaning before you perform duplex printing to prevent smudges on the back side of the paper.
Also perform bottom plate cleaning if ink smudges caused by something other than print data appear on the printed page.

Bottom Plate Cleaning icon Bottom Plate Cleaning

  1. Open the Canon IJ Printer Assistant Tool.

  2. Select Bottom Plate Cleaning.

    Select Bottom Plate Cleaning in the IJ Printer Assistant Tool (outlined in red)

  3. Set the paper thickness lever to the right, and load paper in the printer.

    Figure: Slide the paper thickness lever (A) to the right (shown in inset)

    As instructed in the dialog box, load a sheet of A4 or Letter size plain paper into the rear tray.

    Bottom Plate Cleaning dialog window

    Prepare a second sheet of A4 or Letter size plain paper, fold it in half horizontally, and then unfold it.
    Load the second sheet in front of the first sheet so that it is oriented vertically with the crest of the crease facing down.

  4. Make sure that the printer is on and then click Start.
    Bottom plate cleaning starts.

If your product issue was not resolved after following the steps above, or if you require additional help, please create or log in to your Canon Account to see your technical support options.

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