You are using the Epson Artisan 50 printer series and you have the problem with the Waste Ink, Epson printer uses the Waste Ink Counter to prevent the waste ink from overflowing, the Waste Ink Counter will be full of ink after you print a large of documents, this limit raise up from 0% to 100%, when the Waste Ink Counter is equally 100% or more, the printer will stop printing instantly to sure that the waste ink isn’t able to overflow into the Waste Ink Tray. The signals for this position are the twice red light flashing and send the notification “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of Their service life. Please contact Epson Support”.
For the new printer series, the Waste Ink Counter is installed at 100% before the printing process makes the Waste Ink Tray be full or the Waste Ink counter raises.
You can find the program that is provided by us on the formal website, this software called WIC RESET TOOL has the function to take the Waste Ink Counter back to 0%, you can reset Epson Artisan 50 printer’s Waste Ink Counter by yourself based on the solution on the website, when the resetting is complete, your Epson Artisan 50 printer can continuously printing.
However, this error is completely done in case your Epson Artisan 50 printer is new printer, the Epson Artisan 50 printer’s waste ink tray will not be overflowed. If you don’t clean the Waste Ink Pad after the first resetting process or your Epson Artisan 50 printer is old, the waste ink can be overflowed into the printer and make the printer dirty or can make your table soiled and it is the reason for damage of Epson printers.
So after resetting the Waste Ink Counter, you need to clean up the Waste ink Pad, this demand some skills of yours and time.
WIC RESET TOOL is suitable solution for you without collecting the waste ink in Waste Ink Pad.
Avoid Waste Ink Counters and Waste ink Pad Overflow.
To understand clearly about the problem and the ways to fix this, why don’t we see the information about the running principles of the Epson printers.
What is Epson Artisan 50 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson Artisan 50 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 some porous pads in the 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.
While printhead cleanup process ink flush by printhead to waste ink pad. So that one time it might be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink ever again and then the ink will leak from the bottom of the printer.
The printer counts the volume of ink flow to waste ink pad and keeps this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is called Waste Ink Counter.
+ So you can stop ink leaking outside the Epson Artisan 50 printer the waste ink counter could be overflowed and Epson Artisan 50 printer will stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson Artisan 50 printer printing again – You need to RESET the Epson Artisan 50 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson Artisan 50 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson Artisan 50 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. See the message. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – Epson Artisan 50 printer can not working – you need to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson Artisan 50 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 tool. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this post and reset Epson Artisan 50 – Read how to reset Epson Artisan 50 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson Artisan 50 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson Artisan 50 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You are using Epson Artisan 50 printer and have the problem with the waste ink counter overflow. After you reset, the waste ink still overflows so this post is the hack for you in this case. The Epson Artisan 50 Printer is not the same other so you can find the waste ink pad laid in different location.
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 Artisan 50 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 Artisan 50 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 Artisan 50 printer will not overflow the ink, everything you need is bringing the bottle to pour then clean it.
Follow these steps to know more and apply them:
Step1: Checking and opening the cover of the Waste Ink pad:
Let’s turn the Epson Artisan 50 printer then find the cover of the waste ink pad. It is small cover od the printer.
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 Artisan 50 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 Artisan 50 printer to clean the waste ink pad or replace it.
Step 2: Separate the waste ink tube out of the Waste Ink Pad:
When you find the Waste Ink Pad of the Epson Artisan 50 printer and the waste ink tube, you can use a tool to separate the waste ink tube iut of the waste ink pad. Please move everything softly and carefully to prevent the damage of the tube.
Be gentle and careful to avoid folding or cracking waste ink pipes of Epson Artisan 50 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.
Next, you also need to suck the waste ink form the sponge if the Epson Artisan 50 printer is new one you can skip this step but not for the old printer because of being overflow the waste ink while the transferring procedure is running.
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 Artisan 50 printer is safe.
Step 4: Install the bottle out of the printer
– A bottle made from plastic or glass.
– A relative tube is as equal as the tube of the printer.
– The tube connection tool.
Let’s put the tube into the tube of the Epson Artisan 50 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than your Epson Artisan 50 printer to sure that the waste ink can flow easily as the picture below.
You can print some contents right now to check that Epson Artisan 50 printer is working well or not as well as the waste ink can be absorbed or not
After the bottle is full of waste ink you can bring it to pour then clean to use again
Watchout: This is an good solution and you can use it in a long-term but you should use a tool called WIC RESET TOOL to reset Epson Artisan 50 printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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