In many articles We have mentioned that you need to clean the waste ink tank after performing an Epson or Canon printer Reset.
There are two ways to prevent waste ink after each print from overflowing the waste ink tray: One is that you clean the waste ink tray after each reset of the Waste ink counter and the other is that you expand the waste ink tank and only emptying of waste ink every time the additional waste ink tank is full.
You are using the Epson EP-902A printer series and you have the issue with the Waste Ink, Epson EP-902A printer uses the Waste Ink Counter to prevent the waste ink from overflowing, the Waste Ink Counter will be full of ink after you print a large of documents, this limit raise up from 0% to 100%, when the Waste Ink Counter is equally 100% or more, the printer will stop printing instantly to sure that the waste ink isn’t able to overflow into the Waste Ink Pad. The signals for this position are the twice red light flashing and send the notification “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 EP-902A 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 Epson EP-902A printer’s Waste Ink Counter on your own by the detailed guide then your printer can work well.
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 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.
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.
The article has many images for illustration purposes only, hope you understand. Nature Tree does the same for your printer
What is waste ink counters? Waste ink counter overflows?
1. What is Epson EP-902A 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 also really importantly contain 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. So one time it can be overflowed because it could not absorb ink any more and then the ink will leak from the bottom of the printer.
The inkjet printer counts how many ink flow to waste ink pad and also keeps this amount into printer’s memory ==> This number is named Waste Ink Counter.
+ Therefore to avoid ink leaking outside the Epson EP-902A inkjet printer the waste ink counter could be overflowed and Epson EP-902A inkjet printer is going to stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson EP-902A printer working again – You need to RESET the Epson EP-902A printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson EP-902A printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson EP-902A 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. See the popup. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – Epson EP-902A printer can not working – you have to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson EP-902A 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 Epson EP-902A printer to computer that you installed WIC reset tool. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this instruction and reset your printer – Read how to reset Epson EP-902A printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson EP-902A printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson EP-902A printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
When you apply all the detail hack Epson EP-902A 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 EP-902A 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 EP-902A printer’s Waste Ink Pad or collect the waste ink from the Waste Ink Pad.
Shall you follow these steps to know more:
Step 1: Checking and open the cover of Epson EP-902A 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 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 EP-902A 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 EP-902A 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 EP-902A 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 need to suck the waste ink form the sponge if the Epson EP-902A 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 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 EP-902A printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than your Epson EP-902A printer to sure that the waste ink can flow easily as the picture below.
Now you can try printing some contents 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
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 EP-902A printer’s Waste Ink Counter. It’s more professional than replace the Waste ink Pad.
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