Howdy. This post the best way to avoid Epson L551 waste ink counters overflow, the way to repair Epson L551 End of Service Life message.
You have perhaps discovered the waste ink counter overflow on Epson printers or waste ink counter overflow on Epson L551 printer. ResetKey.net provide you more details about this problem, the way to resolve Epson L551 waste ink counter overflow and the way to avoid Epson L551 waste ink counter overflow again with this article.
You will also learn about how to detect waste ink counter overflow and the best way to check waste ink counter number by using Wic Reset Utility Tool.
What is Epson L551 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
Notes: You only see this error on Epson Printer and some Canon printer. Check the list of Epson printer will make this mistake here (epson waste ink counter overflow list)
What is Epson L551 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 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 through printhead to waste ink pad. So single time it can be overflowed because it could not absorb ink anymore in that case the ink will leak from the bottom of the printer.
The inkjet printer counts how much ink flow to waste ink pad and also holds this amount into printer’s memory ==> This number is called Waste Ink Counter.
+ And to avoid ink leaking outside the Epson L551 inkjet printer the waste ink counter could be overflowed and Epson L551 printer is going to stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more then 100%.
To get Epson L551 printer working again – You have to RESET the Epson L551 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
How to know that your Epson L551 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson L551 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”.
How to check Epson L551 printer waste ink pad is overflow or not?
It is very easy to check Epson waste ink counters with Wic Reset Utility.
1. Download wic reset utility here: Download wic reset
2. Run Wic Reset Utility, Click on READ WASTE INK COUNTERS button:
3. Read the popup. If one or two counters are overflow – you can not print – you have to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS
How to fix Epson L551 waste ink counter overflow?
Step 1: Download wic reset utility and install first
Step 2: Buy wic reset key or get free key
Step 3: Reset your printer with wic reset and wic reset key
+ Connect your Epson L551 printer to computer that you installed wic reset.
+ Connect your computer to Internet.
+ Follow this post and reset Epson L551 – Read how to reset Epson L551 printer
How to avoid Epson L551 printer make “Waste ink counter overflow” error?
Above I said that Waste Ink is collected by waste ink pads during the initial setup of the product, during print head cleaning cycles and when printing borderless photographs.
=> The Epson L551 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow time depends on these 3 items:
– How many times the Epson L551 print head cleaning cycles were performed.
– How much borderless photographs have been printed.
– How many times the Epson L551 initial ink charge has been used.
During Epson L551 print head cleaning cycle – about 2-5% of waste ink counter is been used (the waste ink counter increases).
So if You make about 25-30 print head cleanings cycles => You can overflow the Epson L551 printer waste ink counter.
=> Tips how to avoid Epson L551 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow:
– Use print head cleaning when it is strongly needed.
– Use quality inks to avoid print head cleanings.
– Epson offer optional, cost-effective, one or two-year service contracts for our ink jet printers in addition to the standard one-year warranty.
While under warranty or service contract, all hardware failures and maintenance messages are covered repairs. With one of these options, you can ensure the continued operation even with heavy use for up to 3 years.
– Different option for high volume users will be to consider a higher level printer with a more robust duty cycle like the Epson Stylus Pro line of printers with larger ink cartridges and lower costs of use.
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