Epson Wf 2540 Printing Issues

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Epson WF 2540 is a multi-function printer that is known mainly for its speed and output quality. It provides the users with the options to print and fax from a computer, scan to a computer, and it can also work as a standalone copier. For printing the documents, the printer offers a 100-sheet paper capacity but it doesn’t support duplexing. Still, it allows printing through the cloud and Apple AirPrint and thus requires setting up the printer with a wired or wireless network connection. The printer has a control panel in front of the paper feeder with access to a 2.5 inch LCD screen and the control panel buttons give you access to the copy, fax, and scan functions. Let's now see the Epson WF 2540 printing issues and their solutions in detail.

1. Printing Issues Due To Clogged Nozzles:

If the printouts from your Epson WF 2540 printer are faint or incomplete, there are chances that you have a clogged nozzle which is a common problem that many users face. Print heads used to clog over time as a small amount of ink residue dries up and blocks the nozzles. To avoid the issue, you need to change your ink cartridge or perform print head cleaning. The steps to clean the print head on your Epson WF 2540 printer are given in the next section.

Cleaning The Print Head:

  • Use your printer's menu to run the clean the print head.
  • Before performing any task, ensure that the printer is not showing any error message on the LCD screen.
  • Press the Menu button from the LCD screen and go to Maintenance.
  • On the Maintenance screen, you will see a list of options. From this, you should select the Head Cleaning option. Now, you have to select OK.
  • This will start the print head cleaning cycle on your Epson WF 2540 printer.
  • Make sure you don't turn off your printer during the cleaning cycle. Turning off the printer will cause permanent damage to it.
  • Once the cleaning cycle is complete, you will see a message that prompts you to print the nozzle check pattern.
  • Select the Nozzle Check option and you will have to load paper for the nozzle check pattern to be printed.
  • Press the Start button.
  • Now, inspect the printed nozzle check pattern and re-perform print head cleaning if required.
  • Still, if the printed nozzle check pattern is not clear, leave your printer idle for around 6 hours and again perform print head cleaning.
  • If there is no improvement in the print quality, replace the print head to fix the Epson WF 2540 printing issues.
Cleaning The Print Head

2. Printing Issues Due To Stalled Printer Queue

When a user keeps on clicking the print button even when there are several other issues due to which the printer is not printing, then it may lead to a stalled printer queue as Windows keeps on storing each command from the user.

  • You can clear the Printer Queue from a Windows computer connected to the printer through Control Panel or via Command Prompt.
  • Turn On your PC and right-click on the Start icon. Type control panel in the search field and click Enter.
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  • After opening the Control Panel window, go to the search bar, type printers, and press Enter. Now click on View devices and printers.
  • You will see all the printers that are connected to your PC.
Printing issue in Epson Wf 2540
  • Right-click on your printer and a pop-up dialog box opens.
  • Click on the See what's printing option. Now you will see all your previous print jobs waiting in the Printer Queue.
Epson Wf 2540 Printing Issues
  • Go to the Printer menu and click Cancel All Documents. Now, you have successfully cleared the Printer Queue.
  • You can also clear the Printer Queue using the command prompt on your PC.
  • Type command prompt in Windows search bar.
  • From the search results, right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
previous print jobs waiting in the Printer Queue
  • You will see the Command Prompt window appear on your computer screen.
  • Type net stop spooler and press the Enter key.
  • Type del %systemroot%32\spool\printers\*/Q and press Enter.
  • At last, type net start spooler and press the Enter key.
  • Your screen displays The print spooler service was started successfully, which means the Printer Queue has been cleared.
  • Now, the Epson WF 2540 printer’s printing issue has been fixed and you should be able to print without any hurdles.
clear the Printer Queue

3. Printing Blank Pages :

  • Remove the cartridge from the printer and see whether there are any tapes on it.
  • Check the ink levels and cross-check if there is any empty ink cartridge. If yes, then replace the empty cartridge with a new one.
  • Sometimes, your Epson WF 2540 printer may print blank pages or may not print anything if the printer driver installed on your computer is outdated. To fix the issue, uninstall the driver and install a new updated driver.
Command Prompt

Downloading Full-Feature Printer Software:

  • Along with the physical connection between your PC and printer, the hardware relies on the software drivers to process data and print the documents.
  • So, it is necessary to download the appropriate driver from the printer manufacturer's website.
  • If your computer has automatically installed your printer's drivers, then try to uninstall the current print drivers and install the full feature print driver for your printer.
  • Right-click on the Start icon and then type Devices and printers in the search bar.
  • Right-click on your printer icon and click Remove Device.
  • Now, go to the official Epson site, scroll down to the bottom of the page, type your printer's model number in the search box, and then click Enter.
  • Go to the Downloads section, choose your OS, and then download the latest printer driver.
  • Run the downloaded driver installer and begin the driver installation.
  • Complete the installation and if you are still facing printing issues on Epson WF 2540, try the below steps.
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Updating The Printer's Firmware :

  • Go to your printer's manufacturer website.
  • Enter your Epson's printer model in the search field and go to its support page.
  • Select the operating system you are using.
  • Click Firmware and download the file. Now you can start the installation process on your computer.
Epson WF 2540 printer firmware
  • Go to your printer's manufacturer website.
  • Enter your Epson's printer model in the search field and go to its support page.
  • Select the operating system you are using.
  • Click Firmware and download the file. Now you can start the installation process on your computer.
  • If there is no firmware update listed, this means there is no update available for your printer.
  • When the updation process is finished, click OK.
  • By following the above-stated steps, you will be able to solve the Epson WF 2540 printing issues.