The users who use the Epson L200 Printer series all have the problem while the printing process is happening, this issue called Waste Ink Counter Overflowed. 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 Epson printer will stop working immediately when this case happens to avoid the waste ink overflowing, the Epson L200 printers can send you the signals of this problem such as the red lights blinking 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”.
In case the printer is new, the Waste Ink Counter will be installed to reach 100% before both the waste ink pad and the waste ink counter raise up.
You can see on our website, we provide the WIC RESET TOOL program so you can solve this error by yourself when the Waste Ink Counter come back to 0%, the printer will go on working.
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 Pad after the first resetting process, your printer can be damage because of the overflowing waste ink. The waste ink can also overflow out of the Epson L200 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 Epson L200 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson L200 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 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.
Whenever printhead clearing process ink flush via printhead to waste ink pad. Then single time it can be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink any more and then the ink will leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The inkjet printer counts how many ink flow to waste ink pad and then keeps this amount into printer’s memory ==> This number is known as Waste Ink Counter.
+ So to prevent ink leaking outside the Epson L200 inkjet printer the waste ink counter could be overflowed and then Epson L200 inkjet printer stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson L200 printer printing again – You must to RESET the Epson L200 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson L200 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson L200 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. Watch the result. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – Epson L200 printer can not working – you need to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson L200 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 L200 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this guide and reset your printer – Read how to reset Epson L200 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson L200 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson L200 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You are using Epson L200 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 L200 Printer is not the same other so you can find the waste ink pad laid in different location.
Let’s see some information we give you here to know more. The waste ink normally flows from the waste ink tube to the Waste Ink Pad then the sponge in this having the fucntion of collecting the waste ink from the Epson L200 printer. However, when the sponge such a lot of waste ink after a long usage period, it is not able to absorb anymore.
You can use a bottle to contain the waste ink instead of replacing the Epson L200 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:
Step 1: Checking and open the cover of Epson L200 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.
When you see the waste ink pad of the Epson L200 you need to disassemble the shell but the cover is smaller than the waste ink pad so you have 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 L200 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 L200 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.
You also need to suck the waste ink form the sponge in case the Epson L200 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 absorbing the waste ink out of the Waste Ink Pad, you can go on the printing process without the waste ink overflow problem, you should check regularly to sure that your Epson L200 printer is safe.
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.
You can see in this picture to know how to install and assemblr all the component together to avoid the Epson L200 printer’s waste ink pad overflow.
Now you can try printing some files and check the waste ink flow into the bottle or not.
After a definite period of using you have to pour all the waste ink and clean the bottle up then continuprinting jobs.
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 L200 printer’s Waste Ink Counter. It’s more professional than replace the Waste ink Pad.
Thank you for your reading article “How to avoid Epson L200 waste ink pad overflow”.