Pls Help! Strange issue — 4880 refuses to suck ink

Started Aug 21, 2021 | Discussions thread
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Alexey Senior Member • Posts: 1,272
Pls Help! Strange issue — 4880 refuses to suck ink

I got a nearly brand new 4880 printer.  Only a few dozen prints ever printed on it.  It was idle for indeterminate amount of time.  I soaked the printhead with windex for a few minutes, ran a few power cleanings and all of the lines cleared up perfectly, giving a perfect pattern, except for yellow.

Yellow was blank.  About six-seven power cleans and a few hundred dollars in ink later, still blank.  I checked the yellow ink line and it’s empty.

I disconnect the line from the damper, pull in some ink with a cyringe and it flows.  I got it all the way through the line.  So, no punctures or clogs in ink line.

So, probably a damper, right?  I replaced all dampers.  Perfect flow through all, except still no flow of ink through the yellow line during power cleanings.  I am all out of ideas.  New damper, functional line.  What else can it be?  What else can i try?

Please help!  And thank you so much in advance for any suggestions.

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