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Md. Sadique
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Category: Printers
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Experience:  Electronics engineer with 7+ years of experience in repairing office equipments & printers
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My Epson 4630 is printing with red vertical lines all the

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My Epson 4630 is printing with red vertical lines all the time
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Epson is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: WorkForce Pro WF-4630. It is about 6 months old.
JA: What kind of computer are you printing from (Mac or PC)? What Operating System (OS) are you running?
Customer: PC with Windows 10
JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: Just started happening a few days ago. I did change ink cartridges but have never had that happen before.
JA: Anything else you want the printer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Md. Sadique replied 9 months ago.

Hi, I'm Sadique. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Md. Sadique replied 9 months ago.

The most likely and common cause to this type of problem is that your printhead is clogged and dirty. It has to be cleaned because a printhead is the part of the printer which puts ink onto the paper.

Expert:  Md. Sadique replied 9 months ago.

Would you like me to remote in your computer and work on this issue directly?

It will help me to understand the problem better and will give me a better insight on how to troubleshoot the issue.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thank you. I have run all of the suggested maintenance and nothing seems to work.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I have tried to clean the printheads, but the problem persists.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No, I do not want to connect remotely.
Expert:  Md. Sadique replied 9 months ago.

In that case, let's try manually cleaning the printhead.
Take a paper towel and fold it into 4 turns and make it little thick. Then add little rubbing alcohol to it and then place it in the path of the printhead carriage. Then move the printhead carriage over it a few times.
Please follow this link to see a video :
Tell me if it makes any difference to your problem.