The users who use the Epson 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 L355 printers can send you the signals of this error 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”.
For the new Epson printer series, the Waste Ink Counter is installed at 100% before the printing process makes the Waste Ink Tray be full or the Waste Ink counter raises.
You can see on our website, we provide the WIC RESET UTILITY software so you can fix this problem by yourself when the Waste Ink Counter come back to 0%, the Epson L355 printer will go on printing.
However, this error is completely done in case your Epson printer is new one, the Epson L355 printer’s waste ink pad will not be overflowed. If you don’t clean the Waste Ink Pad after the first resetting process or your Epson L355 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.
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.
We should find out the rule of working process of the Epson printer’s Waste Ink Counter in order to prevent the Waste Ink Counter from overflowing.
What is Epson L355 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson L355 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 very 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 through printhead to waste ink pad. So once it can be overflowed because it could not absorb ink ever again and then the ink will leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The printer counts the volume of ink flow to waste ink pad and then stores this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is known as Waste Ink Counter.
+ So you can prevent ink leaking outside the Epson L355 inkjet printer the waste ink counter might be overflowed and Epson L355 inkjet printer will stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To make Epson L355 printer working again – You have to RESET the Epson L355 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson L355 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson L355 printer 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 message. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – Epson L355 printer can not working – you have to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson L355 waste ink counter overflow?
Step 1: Download WIC Reset Tool and install the WIC Reset
Step 2: Buy the WIC RESET KEY
Step 3: Reset your printer with WIC Reset and WIC Reset Key
+ Connect your Epson L355 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this instruction and reset your printer – Read how to reset Epson L355 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson L355 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson L355 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
When you apply all the detail hack Epson L355 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 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 L355 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 L355 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 L355 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 L355 you need to disassemble the shell but the cover is smaller than the waste ink pad so you need to be careful when do this, I think the best thing is the fixer’s help.
To avoid this case, you can follow and apply our method that doesn’t need to remove any thing, let’s see in the second step:
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 L355 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 have to absorb the waste ink from the sponge in the Waste Ink Pad, if your Epson L355 printer is new you can skip this step but if it’s old one, you need to clean the Waste Ink Pad to avoid overflowing waste ink when you move the printer. The waste ink can flow to othe oponents and make them dirty or broken down.
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 need 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 connection tool.
You can see in this picture to know how to install and assemblr all the component together to avoid your Epson L355 printer’s waste ink pad overflow.
You can print some files right now to check that Epson L355 printer is working well or not as well as the waste ink can be absorbed or not
After the bottle is full of waste ink you can bring it to clean then go on using.
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 L355 printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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