The Epson EP-976A3 printer uses a waste ink pad to collect excess ink that is produced during printing and maintenance cycles. Over time, the waste ink pad will become full and require replacement to prevent ink from overflowing and causing damage to the printer.
Have you ever met the problem called the Waste Ink Counter Overflow in Epson printers? This is popular issue in Epson series, the Epson printers have the Waste Ink Counter that used to calculate the waste ink flowing into the Waste Ink Pad.
When the waste ink is full as well as the Waste Ink Counter is more than 100%, the Epson EP-976A3 printer will stop to ensure the safe of the printer. You can see the red lights blinking continuously and “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of Their service life. Please contact Epson Support” shows on the screen.
If your Epson EP-976A3 printer is a new one, its Waste Ink Counter is installed on 100% position before the Waste Ink Pad is full and the Waste Ink Counter raised up.
If you want to reset this problem at home to save time and money, you can go to the online page of our website, then you can buy the WIC RESET KEY to reset the Epson EP-976A3 Waste Ink Counter come back to 0% then your printer can print well.
Moreover, you need to watch out that your Epson EP-976A3 printer is new or old series because some reasons, if your printer is new printer, you don’t need to worry about the waste ink after resetting procedure. However, your Epson EP-976A3 printer’s Waste Ink Counter needs to be cleaned up the waste ink after resetting because the waste ink can be overflowed and affect to the other components of printer or make your Epson printer’s table dirty.
In order to reset the Waste Ink Counter you need to take all the waste ink out of the tray then use the skills to open the printer.
We will provide you the good solution to solve this and you can use the WIC RESET TOOL easily to make the printer work smoothly.
How to void waste ink counters and waste ink pad overflow.
You should understand and find information clearly to know more about this problem and it’s necessary to find out some working principles of the Epson Printers.
What is Epson EP-976A3 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson EP-976A3 waste ink counter overflow?
Epson inkjet printers have inside a part of sponge for absorbing and collecting waste inks. It is called waste ink pad.
Waste Ink Pads are a number of porous pads in the inkjet printer that collect, distribute, and very importantly include the ink that is not used on printed pages (Waste Ink).
Waste Ink is collected by these pads during the initial setup of the product, during cleaning cycles and when printing borderless photographs.
When printhead clearing process ink flush by printhead to waste ink pad. So single time it might be overflowed because it could not absorb ink anymore after that the ink are going to leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The inkjet printer counts the number of ink flow to waste ink pad and stores this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is called Waste Ink Counter.
+ So that you could avoid ink leaking outside the Epson EP-976A3 printer the waste ink counter might be overflowed and Epson EP-976A3 printer stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson EP-976A3 printer printing again – You must to RESET the Epson EP-976A3 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson EP-976A3 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson EP-976A3 red light blinking
+ Your printer LCD screen or computer screen appear: “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of Their service life. Please contact Epson Support” or “The Printer’s Ink Pad is at the end of Its service life. Please contact Epson Support”.
+ It is very easy to check Epson waste ink counters with WIC Reset Utility.
Step 1. Download WIC Reset Tool here: Download WIC Reset
Step 2. Run WIC Reset Utility, Click on READ WASTE COUNTERS button:
Step 3. Read the message. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – Epson EP-976A3 printer can not working – you need to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson EP-976A3 waste ink counter overflow?
Step 1: Download WIC Reset Tool and install the WIC Reset
Step 2: Buy the WIC RESET KEY
Step 3: Reset your printer with WIC Reset and WIC Reset Key
+ Connect your printer to computer that you installed WIC reset utility. Connect your computer to Internet.
+ Follow this instruction and reset your printer – Read how to reset Epson EP-976A3 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson EP-976A3 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson EP-976A3 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
When you apply all the detail hack Epson EP-976A3 printer’s waste ink pad. We provide you about the problem called Waste Ink Counter bellow, You can find different location of the Waste Ink Pad in different Epson printer series.
Let’s see some information we give you here to know more. The waste ink normally flows from the waste ink tube to the Waste Ink Pad then the sponge in this having the fucntion of collecting the waste ink from the Epson EP-976A3 printer. However, when the sponge such a lot of waste ink after a long usage period, it is not able to absorb anymore.
I think that replacing the Epson EP-976A3 printer’s Waste ink Pad or using something to suck all the waste ink are two methods you bring up first but we have an alternative solution for you that is using waste ink bottle that can contain the waste ink during the printing procedure. Set your mind at rest because your Epson EP-976A3 printer will not overflow the ink, everything you need is bringing the bottle to pour then clean it.
Please follow these steps to allow the waste ink flow into the alternative bottle:
Step 1: Checking and open the cover of waste ink pad:
Turn the Epson EP-976A3 printer then you can see the small cover as the picture below, this is the waste ink pad’s cover.
Open the cover and you can see the waste ink’s tube and the waste ink’s sponge in waste ink pad as the picture below.
Then you can realize that the Epson EP-976A3 printer’s waste ink pad is larger than the gate to go over the waste ink pad you have already opened when you see. Disassembling the shell and this way needs to be done carefully, you have to take your printer to a service center.
Let’s see the step 2 because you can’t always open the Epson EP-976A3 printer to clean the waste ink pad or replace it.
Step 2: How to separate the tube from the Waste Ink Pad.
You can see the Waste Ink Pad of the Epson printer and the tube, you had better use the tool to separate the tube from the waste ink pad. This step needs the skills to avoid the damage of the printer.
Be gentle and careful to avoid folding or cracking waste ink pipes of Epson EP-976A3 printer.
Step 3: Tidy the waste ink tube and absorb the waste ink out of the Waste Ink counter, you can use a cylinder to suck the waste ink that is the remnant in the tube of the Epson printer.
You also need to suck the waste ink form the sponge in case the Epson EP-976A3 printer is new one you can skip this step but not for the old printer because the old one can be overflow the waste ink while the transferring process is occurring.
By absorbing the waste ink out of the Waste Ink Pad, you can go on the printing process without the waste ink overflow problem, you should check regularly to sure that your Epson EP-976A3 printer is safe.
Step 4: Install the bottle out of the printer
You need to prepare the following:
– A bottle made from plastic or glass.
– A relative tube is as equal as the tube of the printer.
– The tube connection tool.
You can see in this picture to know how to install and assemblr all the component together to avoid the Epson EP-976A3 printer’s waste ink pad overflow.
You can print some contents right now to check that your printer is working well or not as well as the waste ink can be absorbed or not
After a definite period of using you have to pour all the waste ink and clean the bottle up then continuprinting jobs.
Notes: This bottle is a long-term solution, if you want to use this convenient method I think you should reset the Waste Ink Counter by using WIC RESET TOOL (Download here). It’s extremely professional.
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