You are using the Epson L1300 printer series and you have the issue with the Waste Ink, Epson L1300 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 working 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 L1300 printer’s Waste Ink Pad is full of waste ink and the Waste Ink Counter raises up.
If you want to reset this problem at home to save time and money, you can go to the online page of our website, then you can buy the WIC RESET KEY to reset the Waste Ink Counter come back to 0% then your printer can work well.
If you are using the new printer, you can’t be worried because the Waste Ink Counter can’t overflow but for the old one, if you don’t clean the Waste Ink Tray after the first resetting process, your Epson L1300 printer can be damage because of the overflowing waste ink. The waste ink can also overflow out of the printer anh make your table dirty.
So after resetting the Waste Ink Counter, you need to clean up the Waste ink Pad, this demand some skills of yours and time.
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.
You should understand and find information clearly to know more about this problem and it’s necessary to find out some working principles of the Epson Printers.
What is waste ink counters? Waste ink counter overflows?
1. What is Epson L1300 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 really 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.
When printhead cleanup process ink flush via printhead to waste ink pad. Then once it might be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink anymore and then the ink will leak from the bottom of the printer.
The inkjet printer counts how much ink flow to waste ink pad and stores this amount into printer’s memory ==> This number is called Waste Ink Counter.
+ Therefore to avoid ink leaking outside the Epson L1300 inkjet printer the waste ink counter may be overflowed and then Epson L1300 printer is going to stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To make Epson L1300 printer working again – You have to RESET the Epson L1300 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson L1300 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson L1300 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 L1300 printer can not printing – you need to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson L1300 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 L1300 to computer that you installed WIC reset. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this instruction and reset your printer – Read how to reset Epson L1300 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson L1300 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson L1300 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You are using Epson L1300 printer and have the problem with the waste ink counter overflow. After you reset, the waste ink still overflows so this post is the hack for you in this case. The Epson L1300 Printer is not the same other so you can find the waste ink pad laid in different location.
Let’s read about the ideas then go to the detail step: Do you read some information about the waste ink of the Epson L1300 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 L1300 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 L1300 printer’s waste ink pad.
I think that replacing the Epson L1300 printer’s Waste ink Pad or using something to suck all the waste ink are two methods you bring up first but we have an alternative solution for you that is using waste ink bottle that can contain the waste ink during the printing procedure. Set your mind at rest because your Epson L1300 printer will not overflow the ink, everything you need is bringing the bottle to pour then clean it.
Shall you follow these steps to extra waste ink pad:
Step 1: Checking and open the cover of waste ink pad:
Turn the Epson L1300 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 L1300 printer’s waste ink pad is larger than the gate to go over the waste ink pad you have already opened, so you have 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 L1300 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 L1300 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 have to suck the waste ink form the sponge if the Epson L1300 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
– 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 L1300 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than the Epson L1300 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
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 L1300 printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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