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Falcon Outdoor 48 printing on one head it seems

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by EpicSigns, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. EpicSigns

    EpicSigns New Member

    Sep 17, 2009
    Hello all.
    I have been reading the Mutoh forum a lot and while I have a pretty good understanding of the HP printers I am lost when it comes to my Falcon Outdoor 48”. I recently acquired it used. I know it was sitting up for a while and was not properly cared for. It seems to be printing only on one head. I have tried deep cleaning it several times and I have read that I may need to soak the heads or even replace fuse 2 on the main board.
    The problem is that it came with zero documentation, so when I read that that I need to use a syringe to pull ink from here to there, I don’t know where here is? Clamping station? Are there any basic diagrams available? I searched the site but didn’t find any. I know there is a pdf manual for sale but I don’t know if that is the place to start. I also saw a rebuild kit for $800.00 but if I have to spend $800.00 more to get up and running I’m really behind the eight ball.
    Any constructive advice or suggestions welcome.
  2. snommas

    snommas New Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    fixed yet?

    did you get your problem fixed? I have a manual if you want it. I have the same problem on my falcon outdoor, I let is sit unused for a couple of months and now one of my heads won't print anything.

    The syringe thing usally works great for me. I'll walk you through that if you would like.

  3. henryp

    henryp Member

    Sep 25, 2006
    Sydney Australia
    Have you done a headwash cycle? If you have and had no joy, try soaking the head in wash solution, you can do this by doing the following:

    1) manually move the carriage away from the capping assembly

    2) squirt wash solution into the cap unit until it is about to overflow

    3) quickly return the carriage back to home position before the solution has flowed down into the waste ink tube.

    4) let head soak for a few hours, the longer the better, then do a powerful clean, repeat as required.

    If a nozzle(s) appear permanently blocked, you can flush the head manually by using a syringe as a last resort:

    1) fill the syringe with wash solution,

    2) connect a suitably sized plastic or rubber tube between the syringe and the printhead nipple,

    2) gently squirt the solution through the head until all the nozzles are cleared, hopefully.
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2009
  4. Stealth Ryder

    Stealth Ryder Very Active Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    This actually works...
  5. randya

    randya Very Active Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    About every 15-30 minutes I would add more cleaning solution.
    If the problem is the capping station and its seal against the head, the cleaning solution could drain and dry out.

    I do the same thing when doing a head soak with a cloth.

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