You are using the Epson Artisan 730 printer series and you have the problem with the Waste Ink, Epson Artisan 730 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 Pad. 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 Epson printer series, they setup the Waste Ink Counter on 100% position before the Epson Artisan 730 printer’s Waste Ink Pad is full of waste ink and the Waste Ink Counter raises up.
You can see on our website the software to reset the Waste Ink Counter come back to 0%, this is called WIC RESET TOOL. You can reset your printer’s Waste Ink Counter by yourself by the detailed guide then your printer can run well.
However, this problem is completely done in case your printer is new printer, the Epson Artisan 730 printer’s waste ink tray will not be overflowed. If you don’t clean the Waste Ink Tray after the first resetting process or your Epson Artisan 730 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.
You don’t need to disassemble the components and check regularly to prevent the waste ink from overflowing depending on the better solution called WIC RESET TOOL.
How to void 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 730 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson Artisan 730 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 several porous pads in the printer that collect, distribute, and also very importantly contain 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 clearing process ink flush by printhead to waste ink pad. So single time it can be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink ever again then the ink are going to leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The inkjet printer counts how much ink flow to waste ink pad and then stores this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is known as Waste Ink Counter.
+ So to avoid ink leaking outside the Epson Artisan 730 inkjet printer the waste ink counter might be overflowed and then Epson Artisan 730 printer stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To make Epson Artisan 730 printer printing again – You must to RESET the Epson Artisan 730 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson Artisan 730 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson Artisan 730 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 popup. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – you can not print – you have to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson Artisan 730 waste ink counter overflow?
Step 1: Download WIC Reset Tool and install the software
Step 2: Buy the WIC RESET KEY
Step 3: Reset your printer with WIC Reset and WIC Reset Key
+ Connect your Epson Artisan 730 to computer that you installed WIC reset tool. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this instruction and reset Epson Artisan 730 printer – Read how to reset Epson Artisan 730 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson Artisan 730 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson Artisan 730 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You completely use these skills to sop the Epson Artisan 730 printer from meeting the problem called Waste Ink Counter Overflow after implementing resetting process. Each Epson printer is designed to have different Waste Ink Pad’s position so let’s read this text carefully to know more.
Let’s read about the ideas then go to the detail step: Do you read some information about the waste ink of the Epson Artisan 730 printer? The Waste ink flow into a tube then come to the Waste Ink Pad then the sponge in the Waste Ink Pad will suck all the waste ink, this prevent the waste ink from overflowing out of the Epson Artisan 730 printer. The sponge has the limited absorbing ability when it is not able to absorb the waste ink, it’ll overflow out of the Epson Artisan 730 printer’s waste ink pad.
You can use a bottle to contain the waste ink instead of replacing the Epson Artisan 730 printer’s Waste Ink Pad or collect the waste ink from the Waste Ink Pad.
Follow these steps to know more and apply them:
Step 1: Checking and open the cover of Epson Artisan 730 printer’s waste ink pad:
Let’s see the cover by turn the printer, as you can see in the picture the small cover, 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 Artisan 730 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.
To avoid this case, you can follow and apply our method that doesn’t need to remove any thing, let’s see in the second step:
Step 2: Separate the waste ink tube out of the Waste Ink Pad:
When you find the Waste Ink Pad of the Epson Artisan 730 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 730 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 must to suck the waste ink form the sponge if the Epson Artisan 730 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 this way, it’s not necessary to worry about the waste ink overflowing when you don’t use the bottle to contain the waste ink. However, you must to check and suck the waste ink regularly so I think you should use a bottle to assist to collect the waste ink.
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 connection tool.
Let’s put the tube into the tube of the Epson Artisan 730 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than your Epson Artisan 730 printer to sure that the waste ink can flow easily as the picture below.
You can print some documents right now to check that your printer is working well or not as well as the waste ink can be absorbed or not
When the bottle is full of waste ink you can bring it to pour then clean to use again
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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