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I'm getting better at clearing out clogs and fixing my bad test prints but recently I can't get the ink flowing. Some of the test and procedures I usually do are:
-Check the hoses for clogs(from cap top to splitter, from splitter to pump, from pump to drain bottle)
-Check that there is ink in my dampers
-Pull ink from in-front of the damper, pull ink after the damper, and pull ink from the captop.
Usually checking all these points get's the ink flowing, but this time it's not. I'm actually wondering if my pump is clogged or going bad. Is the pump something I can take apart? Is there a hose in there I can clean out or replace? Is there a way to test the pump?
Any suggestions would be appreciated..
Joe - the pump is sealed so trying to open it up would destroy it. You can test the output of it by watching for flow into the drain bottle when it runs to see if there is anything coming through. If it seems like the pump is the issue, you can replace it.
OK. The reason I was asking was because I saw this on ebay and thought that meant it was a replaceable part.
I noticed there are several different pumps available and they look very different from mine. Mine looks very flat and has 2 outlets on the top and bottom of the right hand side. I saw others online and it looked very different, but said it was for my model. Some say "new improved design" and others say the flat one is newer..See attachments. Which one is correct for the SP540V?
Joe - the flat one is the current correct one. I would try to match what you have in the printer as close as possible. If you have a flat pump with a removable cover you may be able to get away with replacing the tube but most I have seen were fused on the cover and you could not take it apart without destroying it.