The users who use the Epson Printer series all have the issue while the printing process is happening, this problem called Waste Ink Counter Overflow. The manufacturers produced the Epson 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 CX4600 printers can send you the signals of this problem such as the red lights flashing 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, they install the Waste Ink Counter on 100% position before the Epson CX4600 printer’s Waste Ink Pad is full of waste ink and the Waste Ink Counter raises up.
You can find the software 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 CX4600 printer’s Waste Ink Counter by yourself based on the solution on the website, when the resetting is complete, your printer can continuously work.
However, this error is completely done in case your printer is new printer, the Epson CX4600 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 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.
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 Epson CX4600 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson CX4600 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 a number of porous pads in the inkjet printer that collect, distribute, and also very 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 cleanup process ink flush through printhead to waste ink pad. So that single time it may be overflowed because it could not absorb ink ever again in that case the ink will leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The inkjet printer counts the number of ink flow to waste ink pad and also keeps this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is known as Waste Ink Counter.
+ Therefore to stop ink leaking outside the Epson CX4600 inkjet printer the waste ink counter may be overflowed and then Epson CX4600 printer is going to stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To make Epson CX4600 printer working again – You have to RESET the Epson CX4600 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson CX4600 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson CX4600 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 CX4600 printer can not working – you have to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson CX4600 waste ink counter overflow?
Step 1: Download WIC Reset Tool and install the application
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 utility. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this article and reset your Epson CX4600 – Read how to reset Epson CX4600 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson CX4600 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson CX4600 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You completely use these skills to sop the Epson CX4600 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 CX4600 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 CX4600 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 CX4600 printer’s waste ink pad.
You can use a bottle to contain the waste ink instead of replacing the Epson CX4600 printer’s Waste Ink Pad or collect the waste ink from the Waste Ink Pad.
Please follow these steps to allow the waste ink flow into the alternative bottle:
Step1: Checking and opening the cover of the Waste Ink pad:
Let’s turn the Epson CX4600 printer then find the cover of the waste ink pad. It is small cover od the printer.
Open it and you can see the waste ink’s wire pine and the waste ink’s sponge in the picture below.
Then you can realize that the Epson CX4600 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 CX4600 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 CX4600 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.
You also need to suck the waste ink form the sponge in case the Epson CX4600 printer is new one you can skip this step but not for the old printer because the old one can be overflow the waste ink while the transferring process is occurring.
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 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 tube connection tool.
Let’s put the tube into the tube of the Epson CX4600 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than the Epson CX4600 printer to sure that the waste ink can flow easily as the picture below.
You can print some files right now to check that Epson CX4600 printer is working well or not as well as the waste ink can be absorbed or not
After a definite period of using you have to pour all the waste ink and clean the bottle up then continuprinting jobs.
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 CX4600 printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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