OK, so a few months ago I bought a Mutoh Falcon Jr, and a Graphtech 30" plotter with ARMS system and software...well I didnt have money for inks and media right away so it sat idle for 3 weeks or so. Well I was told that it was cleaned and stored the right way, so I bought new cleaning cartridges, and new ink, and a new roll of 3m control media...so like 600 bucks worth of stuff! Printer fired up seemed to be cleaning right, no errors...but when it said to empty waste bottle there was nothing...so I thought well I'll run the cmy cleaning cycle and see what I get....Now me being new to printers I thought maybe it was cleaned good so I put the new ink in, let the ink load...tried a nozzle check and nothing...went ahead with a test print nothing!...so I started the tear down, here are the photos I have. First, the black ink damper has little in it, I talked the CMYK guy, he thinks the oring is bad in it. Now for the bad stuff! At first I traced the lines back to make sure nothing was clogged...got back tot he capping station, figured it would need replaced, but didnt really pay much attention to the pump. Well times have been tough, so its just sat there apart for a few weeks. Tonight I thought since I cant sleep i'll go down and see what else I can see...so I took the pump out and it looks like the gears were so gunked up with ink that it pushed the gear out the side and busted the pump! Should I still go ahead and replace the capping station too? I thought it looked like it could use it, the seals look ok, but the pads look kinda rough. What is someone with a Falcon Jr's or has dealt with them, opinion?
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