How to Clean the Inside of Your Pixma Printer

When the inside of your Pixma printer gets dirty, it can smudge the paper. Here's an easy way to get the inside of the Pixma printer cleaned out. 

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Fold a Piece of Paper in Half

Folding paper in half

 Peter Piazza, Lifewire, 2018

First, fold a blank letter-sized piece of paper in half, and then unfold it again.

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Load the Folded Paper into the Feeder

Loading paper into pixma feeder

  Peter Piazza, Lifewire, 2018

Load the paper into the auto-sheet feeder.

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Press the Copy Button

Copy button on pixma printer

  Peter Piazza, Lifewire, 2018

Press the Copy button.

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Go to the Maintenance Menu

Maintenance menu on pixma printer

  Peter Piazza, Lifewire, 2018

Press Menu repeatedly until the display shows 4 (Maintenance).

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Select Bottom Cleaning

Bottom cleaning on pixma printer

  Peter Piazza, Lifewire, 2018

Press the arrow keys until Bottom Cleaning is selected.

Press OK to feed the paper into the machine.

If it comes out dirty, repeat the process once more.