Removed and unclogged print head with household ammonia
I hadn’t printed for a year, and the print head was clogged. I attempted half-measures, such as Windex on a cloth beneath the head, several times. I got some ink to flow, but the prints were pretty ‘off’!
I used a whole set of ink doing head cleaning. Finally, I removed the print head and soaked it in an airtight tray of ammonia. Then, I put an inch-long plastic hose on a syringe, and flushed out the head with ammonia, and then water. Everything was really flowing nicely!
I allowed some dryiing time, and put everythimg together. I started the printer, and it did it’s usual thing of making various sounds and flashing certain lights, just like normal, for maybe 5-10 min.. Then, as I was staring straight at the machine, it suddenly shut off, never to turn on again!
Now, it does nothing. The power cord checks out OK. I have repaired my own printers since 2002. But very little info is available on the 1430. Maybe I should have allowed more drying time for the print head.
Interestingly, the machine shut off (or died) when the carriage was all the way to the left. There doesn’t appeear to be any solutions to this problem online. Although several people have described the problem with epson inkjets.