Have you ever met the problem called the Waste Ink Counter Overflow in Epson R245 printers? This is popular issue in Epson series, the Epson R245 printers have the Waste Ink Counter that used to calculate the waste ink flowing into the Waste Ink Pad.
When the waste ink is full as well as the Waste Ink Counter is more than 100%, the Epson R245 printer will stop to ensure the safe of the printer. You can see the red lights flashing continuously and “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of Their service life. Please contact Epson Support” appears on the screen.
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 the software to reset the Waste Ink Counter come back to 0%, this is called WIC RESET TOOL. You can reset Epson R245 printer’s Waste Ink Counter by yourself by the detailed guide then your Epson R245 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 R245 printer can be damage because of the overflowing waste ink. The waste ink can also overflow out of the Epson R245 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.
Avoid 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.
What is Epson R245 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson R245 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 inkjet printer that collect, distribute, and also very 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 cleaning process ink flush by printhead to waste ink pad. So that single time it might be overflowed because it could not absorb ink any more then the ink will leak from the bottom of the printer.
The printer counts how much ink flow to waste ink pad and holds this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is known as Waste Ink Counter.
+ And to avoid ink leaking outside the Epson R245 printer the waste ink counter might be overflowed and then Epson R245 printer is going to stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson R245 printer working again – You have to RESET the Epson R245 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson R245 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your 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 Utility Tool here: Download WIC Reset
Step 2. Run WIC Reset Utility, Click on READ WASTE COUNTERS button:
Step 3. Read the result. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – you can not print – you should to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson R245 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 R245 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset. Connect your computer to Internet.
+ Follow this post and reset your printer – Read how to reset Epson R245 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson R245 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson R245 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
When you apply all the detail hack Epson R245 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 R245 printer but the sponge has the limited absorbing ability so when the sponge is not able to absorb the waste ink, it’ll overflow.
There are many solutions for you such as replacing the Waste ink Pad or using something to suck all the waste ink, you can also follow the waste ink to a bottle that can contain the waste ink during the printing procedure. You can set your mind at rest that your Epson R245 printer will not overflow the ink, everything you need is bring the bottle to pour then clean it.
Shall you follow these steps to know more:
Step 1: Checking and open the cover of waste ink pad:
Turn the Epson R245 printer then you can see the small cover as the picture below, this is the waste ink pad’s cover.
Open it and you can see a tube and the waste ink pad with the sponge to absorb the waste ink as the picture below.
Then you can realize that the Epson R245 printer’s waste ink pad is larger than the gate to go over the waste ink pad you have already opened, so you must 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: 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 R245 printer.
Step 3: Tidy the waste ink tube and absorb the waste ink out of the Waste Ink counter, you can use a cylinder to suck the waste ink that is the remnant in the tube of the Epson printer.
You also need to suck the waste ink form the sponge in case the Epson R245 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 R245 printer is safe.
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.
Let’s put the tube into the tube of the Epson R245 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than the Epson R245 printer to sure that the waste ink can flow easily as the picture below.
You can print some contents right now to check that your 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.
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 R245 printer’s Waste Ink Counter. It’s more professional than replace the Waste ink Pad.
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