Have you ever met the problem called the Waste Ink Counter Overflow in Epson Stylus N11 printers? This is common issue in Epson series, the Epson 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 printer will stop to ensure the safe of the printer. You can see the red lights blinking 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 pad and the waste ink counter raise up.
You can see on our website, we provide the WIC RESET UTILITY software so you can reset this problem by yourself when the Waste Ink Counter come back to 0%, the printer will go on working.
Moreover, you need to watch out that your printer is new or old series because some reasons, if your Epson Stylus N11 printer is new one, you don’t need to worry about the waste ink after resetting procedure. However, your Epson Stylus N11 printer’s Waste Ink Counter needs to be cleaned up the waste ink after resetting because the waste ink can be overflowed and affect to the other components of printer or make your Epson printer’s table dirty.
You have to collect the waste ink out of the Waste Ink Pad after resetting Waste Ink Counter but you need to hajve the good skills and careful when 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.
To understand clearly about the problem and the ways to fix this, why don’t we see the information about the running principles of the Epson printers.
What is Epson Stylus N11 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson Stylus N11 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 also really importantly contain 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.
Even while printhead cleanup process ink flush via printhead to waste ink pad. Then once it may be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink ever again then the ink are going to leak from the bottom of the printer.
The printer counts the volume of ink flow to waste ink pad and also holds this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is known as Waste Ink Counter.
+ So that you could avoid ink leaking outside the Epson Stylus N11 printer the waste ink counter might be overflowed and Epson Stylus N11 inkjet printer will stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To make Epson Stylus N11 printer printing again – You need to RESET the Epson Stylus N11 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson Stylus N11 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson Stylus N11 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. See the popup. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – Epson Stylus N11 printer can not working – you need to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson Stylus N11 waste ink counter overflow?
Step 1: Download WIC Reset Tool and install the application
Step 2: Buy the WIC RESET KEY
Step 3: Reset your printer with WIC Reset and WIC Reset Key
+ Connect your Epson Stylus N11 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this article and reset Epson Stylus N11 printer – Read how to reset Epson Stylus N11 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson Stylus N11 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson Stylus N11 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You are using Epson Stylus N11 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 Stylus N11 Printer is not the same other so you can find the waste ink pad laid in different location.
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 Stylus N11 printer but the sponge has the limited absorbing ability so when the sponge is not able to absorb the waste ink, it’ll overflow.
You can use a bottle to contain the waste ink instead of replacing the Epson Stylus N11 printer’s Waste Ink Pad or collect the waste ink from the Waste Ink Pad.
Follow these steps to know more and apply them:
Step 1: Checking and open the cover of waste ink pad:
Turn the Epson Stylus N11 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 Stylus N11 printer’s waste ink pad is larger than the gate to go over the waste ink pad you have already opened when you see. Disassembling the shell and this way needs to be done carefully, you have to take your printer to a service center.
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 Epson Stylus N11 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 Stylus N11 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.
Next, you also have to suck the waste ink form the sponge if the Epson Stylus N11 printer is new one you can skip this step but not for the old printer because of being overflow the waste ink while the transferring procedure is running.
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 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.
You can see in this picture to know how to install and assemblr all the component together to avoid the Epson Stylus N11 printer’s waste ink pad overflow.
Now you can try printing some contents and check the waste ink flow into the bottle or not.
After the bottle is full of waste ink you can bring it to pour then clean to use again
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 Stylus N11 printer’s Waste Ink Counter. It’s more professional than replace the Waste ink Pad.
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