Have you ever met the problem called the Waste Ink Counter Overflow in Epson printers? This is common problem 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 printer will stop to ensure the safe of the printer. You can see the red lights flashing continuously and “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of Their service life. Please contact Epson Support” shows on the screen.
For the new Epson 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 see on our website, we provide the WIC RESET TOOL software so you can solve this error by yourself when the Waste Ink Counter come back to 0%, the printer will go on working.
If you are using a new one, it’s is unnecessary to care about the waste ink tray after the resetting procedure. Besides, you have to clean up the Waste ink pad after resetting the Waste Ink Counter in case your Epson C87 printer is old model because the waste ink can be overflowed and makes your printer can be broken down.
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.
To find the methods avoid the overflowing of the Waste ink Pad in Epson, we need to find some principles of Waste Ink Counters on the Epson printer.
What is waste ink counters? Waste ink counter overflows?
1. What is Epson C87 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 inkjet printer that collect, distribute, and also really 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.
Even while printhead cleaning process ink flush by printhead to waste ink pad. So single time it can be overflowed because it could not absorb ink anymore and then the ink are going to leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The inkjet printer counts the volume of ink flow to waste ink pad and then holds this amount into printer’s memory ==> This number is named Waste Ink Counter.
+ So you can avoid ink leaking outside the Epson C87 printer the waste ink counter might be overflowed and Epson C87 printer will stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson C87 printer working again – You have to RESET the Epson C87 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson C87 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your printer red light flashing
+ 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) – Epson C87 printer can not working – you should to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson C87 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 Epson C87 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset. Connect your computer to Internet.
+ Follow this guide and reset your Epson C87 – Read how to reset Epson C87 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson C87 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson C87 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You are using Epson C87 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 C87 Printer is not the same other so you can find the waste ink pad laid in different location.
Before starting with the detail steps we need to find some information about the ideas: As we know that the waste ink of the printer is constructed to flow into a wire pine to the Waste Ink Pad then they are collected by the sponge in the Waste Ink Pad, this make the waste ink not to overflow out of the Epson C87 printer but the sponge has the limited absorbing ability so when the sponge is not able to absorb the waste ink, it’ll overflow.
There are many solutions for you such as replacing the Waste ink Pad or using something to suck all the waste ink, you can also follow the waste ink to a bottle that can contain the waste ink during the printing procedure. You can set your mind at rest that your Epson C87 printer will not overflow the ink, everything you need is bring 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 Epson C87 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 it and you can see a tube and the waste ink pad with the sponge to absorb the waste ink as the picture below.
Then you can realize that the Epson C87 printer’s waste ink pad is larger than the gate to go over the waste ink pad you have already opened, so you need to disassemble the shell and this way needs to be done carefully. You will not be able to fix it by yourself.
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 C87 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 C87 printer.
Step 3: As you can see in the picture, use a cylinder to suck the waste ink of the Epson printer. After that clean the waste ink tube and absorb the waste ink out of the Waste Ink counter.
Next, you also have to suck the waste ink form the sponge if the Epson C87 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 C87 printer is safe.
Step 4: Install the bottle out of the printer.
You will need:
– 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 C87 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than the Epson C87 printer to sure that the waste ink can flow easily as the picture below.
Now you can try printing some documents and check the waste ink flow into the bottle or not.
When 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 C87 printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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