Epson is a Japanese Electronics company which is one of the largest manufacturer and distributor of Printers and imaging related equipment. The company although based in Suwa in Japan, has subsidiaries in the whole world and produces inkjet, dot matrix, and laser printers. Not only this, but it also produces and distributes Scanners, cash registers, laptops, robots, and a lot of other electronic equipment.
Although the company produces so much electronic equipment, they are mostly known for their printers which are flawless and quite popular among general consumers due to their sturdy quality and great customer support. However, quite recently, a lot of reports have been coming in of an “Error Code 0xf1” on their printers. In this article, we will discuss some of the reasons due to which this error is triggered and provide viable solutions to rectify it completely.
What Causes the “Error Code 0xf1” on Epson Printers?
After receiving numerous reports from multiple users, we decided to investigate the issue and devised a set of solutions to fix it completely. Also, we looked into the reasons due to which this error is triggered and listed them below:
- Jammed Feed Gears: One user reported that a piece of plastic broken off from a part of the printer had gotten stuck in the feed gears and was jamming them due to which the error was being triggered.
- Paper Jam: In most cases, the error is caused due to a paper jam during the printing process. Some users reported that the paper was jammed inside the printer due to which the error was being triggered.
- Dirty Cartridge: It is possible that there might be a dirty cartridge that needs to be replaced and is preventing the printing process by jamming the papers while they are being printed.
- Improper Installation: In some cases, the printer might not be properly installed to the computer due to which this error might be triggered.
Now that you have a basic understanding of the nature of the problem, we will move on towards the solutions. Make sure to implement these in the specific order in which they are presented to avoid conflicts.
Solution 1: Unjamming Feed Gears
If a certain piece of plastic is stuck in the Feed Gears and is preventing them from turning properly, the error might be triggered. Therefore, it is recommended to try and unjam the Gears by providing manual force to the gears and getting the plastic out of them or physically removing the piece from the gears by opening the front panel of the printer. Check to see if the issue persists after doing so.
Solution 2: Moving Printer Head Assembly
In some cases, the error is fixed simply by moving the Printer Head Assembly in a particular fashion. Therefore, in this step, we will be powering down the printer and moving the Assembly. For that:
- Unplug the printer from the socket to turn it off.
- Raise the hood of the printer and Move the Printer Head Assembly all the way to the left.
- Move the Printer Head Assembly back all the way to the right.
- Turn the printer back on and check to see if the issue persists
- Repeat this process for 4 to 5 times before moving on.
Solution 3: Checking for Paper Jam
In some cases, there might be a paper jam inside the printer due to which this error is being triggered. Therefore, in this step, we will be taking the cartridge out and checking for any paper jams. For that:
- Power the printer off completely.
- Take the cartridge out of the printer’s back.
- Check to see if there is any paper jammed there.
- If there is remove it and put the cartridge back in.
- Plug the printer back in and check to see if the issue persists.
- If the error disappears but the printer doesn’t print, take the cartridge out and clean it.
- Refill it with ink and put it back in.
- Check to see if the printer prints.