Have you ever met the problem called the Waste Ink Counter Overflow in Epson DX4000 printers? This is popular problem in Epson series, the Epson DX4000 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 Epson 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” appears on the screen.
For the new printer series, they install the Waste Ink Counter on 100% position before the Epson DX4000 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 Epson DX4000 printer can work well.
Moreover, you need to watch out that your printer is new or old series because some reasons, if your Epson DX4000 printer is new printer, you don’t need to worry about the waste ink after resetting procedure. However, your Epson DX4000 printer’s Waste Ink Counter needs to be cleaned up the waste ink after resetting because the waste ink can be overflowed and affect to the other components of printer or make your Epson printer’s table dirty.
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.
WIC RESET TOOL is suitable solution for you without collecting the waste ink in Waste Ink Pad.
Avoid 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 DX4000 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson DX4000 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 printer that collect, distribute, and 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.
When printhead cleanup process ink flush by printhead to waste ink pad. Therefore one time it might be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink any more after that the ink will leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The printer counts the number of ink flow to waste ink pad and then keeps this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is called Waste Ink Counter.
+ So to prevent ink leaking outside the Epson DX4000 printer the waste ink counter could be overflowed and then Epson DX4000 inkjet printer stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To make Epson DX4000 printer printing again – You have to RESET the Epson DX4000 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson DX4000 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson DX4000 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 Utility Tool here: Download WIC Reset
Step 2. Run WIC Reset Utility, Click on READ WASTE COUNTERS button:
Step 3. Watch the message. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – Epson DX4000 printer can not working – you have to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson DX4000 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 DX4000 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset tool. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this article and reset Epson DX4000 – Read how to reset Epson DX4000 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson DX4000 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson DX4000 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
When you apply all the detail hack Epson DX4000 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.
Let’s read about the ideas then go to the detail step: Do you read some information about the waste ink of the Epson DX4000 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 DX4000 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 DX4000 printer’s waste ink pad.
You can use a bottle to contain the waste ink instead of replacing the Epson DX4000 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 DX4000 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 DX4000 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.
Let’s see the step 2 because you can’t always open the Epson DX4000 printer to clean the waste ink pad or replace it.
Step 2: How to separate the tube from the Waste Ink Pad.
You can see the Waste Ink Pad of the Epson printer and the tube, you had better use the tool to separate the tube from the waste ink pad. This step needs the skills to avoid the damage of the printer.
Be gentle and careful to avoid folding or cracking waste ink pipes of Epson DX4000 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.
You also must to suck the waste ink form the sponge in case the Epson DX4000 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, 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 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 DX4000 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than the Epson DX4000 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.
After 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 DX4000 printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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