The users who use the Epson R350 Printer series all have the problem while the printing process is happening, this problem called Waste Ink Counter Overflow. 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 printer will stop printing immediately when this case happens to avoid the waste ink overflowing, the Epson R350 printers can send you the signals of this problem such as the red lights flashing 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, they install the Waste Ink Counter on 100% position before the Epson R350 printer’s Waste Ink Pad is full of waste ink and the Waste Ink Counter raises up.
If you want to solve this problem at home to save time and money, you can go to the online page of our website, then you can buy the WIC RESET KEY to reset the Waste Ink Counter come back to 0% then your printer can work well.
If you are using a new one, it’s is unnecessary to care about the waste ink pad after the resetting procedure. Besides, you have to clean up the Waste ink pad after resetting the Waste Ink Counter in case your Epson R350 printer is old model because the waste ink can be overflowed and makes your printer can be broken down.
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.
You don’t need to disassemble the components and check regularly to prevent the waste ink from overflowing depending on the better solution called WIC RESET TOOL.
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 R350 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson R350 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 inkjet printer that collect, distribute, and 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 cleaning process ink flush via printhead to waste ink pad. Therefore once it could be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink any more after that the ink are going to leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The inkjet printer counts the number of ink flow to waste ink pad and stores this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is known as Waste Ink Counter.
+ So to prevent ink leaking outside the Epson R350 printer the waste ink counter may be overflowed and then Epson R350 inkjet printer stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson R350 printer working again – You have to RESET the Epson R350 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson R350 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 popup. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – you can not print – you have to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson R350 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 R350 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset tool. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this instruction and reset your Epson R350 – Read how to reset Epson R350 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson R350 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson R350 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You are using Epson R350 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 R350 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 R350 printer. However, when the sponge such a lot of waste ink after a long usage period, it is not able to absorb anymore.
I think that replacing the Epson R350 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 R350 printer will not overflow the ink, everything you need is bringing the bottle to pour then clean it.
Please follow these steps to allow the waste ink flow into the alternative bottle:
Step1: Checking and opening the cover of the Waste Ink pad:
Let’s turn the Epson R350 printer then find the cover of the waste ink pad. It is small cover od the printer.
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.
When you see the waste ink pad of the Epson R350 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.
Let’s see the step 2 because you can’t always open the Epson R350 printer to clean the waste ink pad or replace it.
Step 2: How to separate the tube from the Epson R350 printer’s 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 afrom the waste ink pad. Please clean it carefully to avoid the broken-down.
Be gentle and careful to avoid folding or cracking waste ink pipes of Epson R350 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 must to suck the waste ink form the sponge in case the Epson R350 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 this way, don’t worry about the waste ink overflowing when you don’t use the bottle to contain the waste ink. However, you must 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.
Let’s put the tube into the tube of the Epson R350 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than the Epson R350 printer to sure that the waste ink can flow easily as the picture below.
Now you can try printing some documents and check the waste ink flow into the bottle or not.
When 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 R350 printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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