Have you ever met the problem called the Waste Ink Counter Overflow in Epson printers? This is popular issue in Epson series, the Epson printers have the Waste Ink Counter that used to calculate the waste ink flowing into the Waste Ink Tray.
When the waste ink is full as well as the Waste Ink Counter is more than 100%, the Epson R340 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” shows on the screen.
In case the printer is new, the Waste Ink Counter will be installed to reach 100% before both the waste ink tray and the waste ink counter raise up.
You can find the software that is provided by us on the formal website, this software called WIC RESET UTILITY TOOL has the function to reset the Waste Ink Counter back to 0%, you can reset Epson R340 printer’s Waste Ink Counter by yourself based on the solution on the website, when the resetting is complete, your Epson R340 printer can continuously work.
However, this error is completely done in case your printer is new one, the Epson R340 printer’s waste ink tray will not be overflowed. If you don’t clean the Waste Ink Tray after the first resetting process or your 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.
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.
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 R340 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson R340 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 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.
When printhead cleaning process ink flush via printhead to waste ink pad. So once it may be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink ever again after that the ink are going to leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The inkjet 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 that you could avoid ink leaking outside the Epson R340 inkjet printer the waste ink counter can be overflowed and Epson R340 inkjet printer stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson R340 printer printing again – You must to RESET the Epson R340 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson R340 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson R340 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. Watch the popup. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – Epson R340 printer can not working – you have to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson R340 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 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this guide and reset your Epson R340 – Read how to reset Epson R340 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson R340 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson R340 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You completely use these skills to sop the Epson R340 printer from meeting the problem called Waste Ink Counter Overflow after implementing resetting process. Each Epson printer is designed to have different Waste Ink Pad’s position so let’s read this text carefully to know more.
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 R340 printer but the sponge has the limited absorbing ability so when the sponge is not able to absorb the waste ink, it’ll overflow.
I think that replacing the Epson R340 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 R340 printer will not overflow the ink, everything you need is bringing the bottle to pour then clean it.
Follow these steps to know more and apply them:
Step 1: Checking and open the cover of waste ink pad:
Turn the Epson R340 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.
When you see the waste ink pad of the Epson R340 you need to disassemble the shell but the cover is smaller than the waste ink pad so you must to be careful when do this, I think the best thing is the fixer’s help.
Let’s see the step 2 because you can’t always open the Epson R340 printer to clean the waste ink pad or replace it.
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 R340 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 have to absorb the waste ink from the sponge in the Waste Ink Pad, if your Epson R340 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, 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 have 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 waste ink Bottle:
– You must the glass or plastic bottle.
– A tube is the same size as the the tube of the Epson printer.
– The connectors.
Let’s put the tube into the tube of the Epson R340 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than your Epson R340 printer to sure that the waste ink can flow easily as the picture below.
You can print some documents right now to check that your printer is working well or not as well as the waste ink can be absorbed 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 R340 printer’s Waste Ink Counter. It’s more professional than replace the Waste ink Pad.
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