I'm trying to set up a brand-new Epson WorkForce WF-3640 printer and it seems there are some weird mechanical issues. It would seem the carriage is not moving freely. This is before I get to install the ink cartridges.
The printer may make a loud grinding noise and return errors 0xF1, 0xEA, 0xE8, or 0xE1. Alternatively, the printer may report a paper jam when there is no paper in the paper path at all.
It seems the carriage is getting stuck on a movable plastic clip at the front right end of the unit or is not engaging correctly at the right end. Why would this be happening?
0xE8 and later 0xEA codes
Source 0xE8 and later 0xEA codes
520 FATAL CODE:0xF1 EPSON Workforce
Source 520 FATAL CODE:0xF1 EPSON Workforce
Print Error Code0xE3 and 0xEA
Source Print Error Code0xE3 and 0xEA