Have you ever met the problem called the Waste Ink Counter Overflow in Epson C97 printers? This is popular problem in Epson series, the Epson C97 printers have the Waste Ink Counter that used to calculate the waste ink flowing into the Waste Ink Tray.
When the waste ink is full as well as the Waste Ink Counter is more than 100%, the Epson C97 printer will stop to ensure the safe of the printer. You can see the red lights blinking continuously and “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of Their service life. Please contact Epson Support” shows on the screen.
If your Epson printer is a new one, its Waste Ink Counter is installed on 100% position before the Waste Ink Pad is full and the Waste Ink Counter raised up.
You can see on our website, we provide the WIC RESET TOOL program so you can solve this problem on your own when the Waste Ink Counter come back to 0%, the Epson C97 printer will go on printing.
If you are using a new one, it’s is unnecessary to care about the waste ink pad after the resetting procedure. Besides, you have to clean up the Waste ink pad after resetting the Waste Ink Counter in case your Epson printer is old model because the waste ink can be overflowed and makes your printer can be broken down.
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.
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 waste ink counters? Waste ink counter overflows?
1. What is Epson C97 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 really importantly include the ink which 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 cleaning process ink flush through printhead to waste ink pad. So one time it might be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink any more after that the ink will leak from the bottom of the printer.
The inkjet printer counts how many ink flow to waste ink pad and stores this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is named Waste Ink Counter.
+ And to prevent ink leaking outside the Epson C97 printer the waste ink counter could be overflowed and then Epson C97 inkjet printer will stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson C97 printer printing again – You must to RESET the Epson C97 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson C97 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your printer 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 message. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – Epson C97 printer can not working – you should to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson C97 waste ink counter overflow?
Step 1: Download WIC Reset Tool and install the program
Step 2: Buy the WIC RESET KEY
Step 3: Reset your printer with WIC Reset and WIC Reset Key
+ Connect your Epson C97 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset tool. Connect your computer to Internet.
+ Follow this post and reset your Epson C97 – Read how to reset Epson C97 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson C97 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson C97 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You completely use these skills to sop the Epson C97 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.
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 C97 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 C97 printer’s Waste Ink Pad or collect the waste ink from the Waste Ink Pad.
Shall you follow these steps to extra waste ink pad:
Step 1: Checking and open the cover of Epson C97 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.
When you see the waste ink pad of the Epson C97 you need to disassemble the shell but the cover is smaller than the waste ink pad so you need to be careful when do this, I think the best thing is the fixer’s help.
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 C97 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 C97 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 C97 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, don’t 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 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 C97 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than your Epson C97 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
After the bottle is full of waste ink you can bring it to pour then clean to use again
Notes: This bottle is a good solution, if you want to use this convenient method for the long-team. I think you should use WIC Reset Tool for reset the Epson C97 printer’s Waste Ink Counter. It’s more professional than replace the Waste ink Pad.
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