The Epson Xp-2155 printer, like other printer models, can encounter the waste ink counter overflow error, which can cause the printer to cease functioning after prolonged usage abruptly.
This error is quite prevalent and is typically indicated by the LED on the printer, displayed on the LCD screen in printers equipped with one, or conveyed as an error message within the printer status section on the computer.
The waste ink counter is integral for tracking the percentage of accumulated waste ink in the printer. This counter is crucial in safeguarding the printer against ink spillage when the waste ink pad reaches capacity.
To resolve this issue, you can personally reset the waste ink counter to 0%. Cleaning the waste ink tray will allow you to resume using the printer seamlessly.
Epson XP-2155: Identify waste ink counter errors and how to fix them
We have many different ways to check if the Epson XP-2155 Printer has overflowed the waste ink counter. Make sure to check before carrying out any repair to save time.
How to identify Epson Xp-2155 printer error waste ink counter overflow
Method 1: Upon encountering a Waste ink counter overflow error, the printer’s operation is halted, and you will observe the alternating flashing of the two red LEDs.
Method 2: To assess the printer’s status from a computer, navigate to the printer status section. You will encounter either of the following messages: “The ink pad is at the end of its service life, service required” or “The ink pads are at the end of their service life, service required.”
Method 3: Employ the WIC Reset Utility software (Download here) to access and read the waste ink counter.
An overflow has occurred if the waste ink counter reads 100% or higher.
After detecting the error through methods one and 2, you should check again with method 3 to ensure your printer’s status.
Once you have confirmed the waste ink counter overflow, proceed with resetting the waste ink counter.
Reset Epson XP-2155 waste ink counter
Note: Printers still under warranty should not do this because the printer will lose its warranty. It is best to bring the printer to a service center if it is still under the warranty period.
Step 1: Download the software here and then install it on your computer (if you have not downloaded and installed it)
Step 2: Get the reset key code here.
Step 3: Proceed to reset the Epson XP-2155 waste ink counter according to the instructions here.
What to do after resetting Epson XP-2155 waste ink counter
You can ultimately continue your work after successfully resetting the Epson XP-2155 printer.
However, the waste ink counter is responsible for preventing waste ink from spilling onto the waste ink pad, so you need to check if the waste ink pad is full, you need to clean the waste ink pad to ensure waste ink does not spill out.
You need to locate the waste ink tray below the printer and remove it, then clean the waste ink, dry and reinstall it to continue using it.
If you are skilled, you can drain the waste ink to an expandable tray for easy emptying when it’s full.