The users who use the Epson Printer series all have the problem while the printing process is happening, this issue called Waste Ink Counter Overflowed. The manufacturers produced the printers with an important component called Waste Ink Counter.
This is used to calculate the number of waste ink during printing procedure. After a long period of printing documents, the Waste Ink Counter will gradually raise up from 0% to 100%. The printer will stop working immediately when this case happens to avoid the waste ink overflowing, the Epson C91 printers can send you the signals of this problem such as the red lights blinking as well as the message on the screen: “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of Their service life. Please contact Epson Support”.
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 find the software that is provided by us on the formal website, this software called WIC RESET TOOL has the function to reset the Waste Ink Counter back to 0%, you can reset Epson printer’s Waste Ink Counter by yourself based on the solution on the website, when the resetting is complete, your Epson C91 printer can continuously printing.
If you are using a new printer, it’s is unnecessary to care about the waste ink pad after the resetting procedure. Besides, you have to clean up the Waste ink tray after resetting the Waste Ink Counter in case your printer is old model because the waste ink can be overflowed and makes your printer can be broken down.
You have to collect the waste ink out of the Waste Ink Pad after resetting Waste Ink Counter but you need to hajve the good skills and careful when open the Epson C91 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.
Avoid Waste Ink Counters and Waste ink Pad Overflow.
We should find out the rule of working process of the Epson printer’s Waste Ink Counter in order to prevent the Waste Ink Counter from overflowing.
What is Epson C91 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson C91 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 clearing process ink flush through printhead to waste ink pad. Therefore single time it might be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink ever again after that the ink will leak from the bottom of the printer.
The inkjet printer counts how much ink flow to waste ink pad and then keeps this amount into printer’s memory ==> This number is named Waste Ink Counter.
+ To avoid ink leaking outside the Epson C91 inkjet printer the waste ink counter may be overflowed and then Epson C91 printer is going to stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson C91 printer working again – You have to RESET the Epson C91 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson C91 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson C91 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 Utility Tool here: Download WIC Reset
Step 2. Run WIC Reset Utility, Click on READ WASTE COUNTERS button:
Step 3. Watch the result. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – Epson C91 printer can not printing – you need to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson C91 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 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this post and reset your Epson C91 – Read how to reset Epson C91 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson C91 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson C91 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
When you apply all the detail hack Epson C91 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.
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 C91 printer but the sponge has the limited absorbing ability so when the sponge is not able to absorb the waste ink, it’ll overflow.
You can use a bottle to contain the waste ink instead of replacing the Epson C91 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 waste ink pad:
Turn the Epson C91 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 C91 printer’s waste ink pad is larger than the gate to go over the waste ink pad you have already opened, so you must to disassemble the shell and this way needs to be done carefully. You will not be able to fix it by yourself.
Let’s see the step 2 because you can’t always open the Epson C91 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 C91 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 C91 printer.
Step 3: Clean the tube and absorb all the waste ink from the waste ink pad, you can use a cylinder to suck the waste ink in the waste ink tube of the Epson printer.
Next, you also need to suck the waste ink form the sponge if the Epson C91 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 need 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 waste ink Bottle:
– You must the glass or plastic bottle.
– A tube is the same size as the the tube of the Epson printer.
– The connectors.
Let’s put the tube into the tube of the Epson C91 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than the Epson C91 printer to sure that the waste ink can flow easily as the picture below.
You can print some files right now to check that your 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 clean then go on using.
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 C91 printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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