The users who use the Epson Printer series all have the issue while the printing process is happening, this problem called Waste Ink Counter Overflowed. The manufacturers produced the 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 Epson Stylus NX420 printer will stop working immediately when this case happens to avoid the waste ink overflowing, the Epson Stylus NX420 printers can send you the signals of this error 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”.
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.
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 Epson Stylus NX420 printer can print 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 Stylus NX420 printer can be damage because of the overflowing waste ink. The waste ink can also overflow out of the printer anh make your 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 Epson Stylus NX420 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.
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 waste ink counters? Waste ink counter overflows?
1. What is Epson Stylus NX420 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 very 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.
When printhead clearing process ink flush through printhead to waste ink pad. Therefore one time it may be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink anymore in that case the ink are going to leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The printer counts the number of ink flow to waste ink pad and also stores this amount into printer’s memory ==> This number is called Waste Ink Counter.
+ So to prevent ink leaking outside the Epson Stylus NX420 inkjet printer the waste ink counter might be overflowed and then Epson Stylus NX420 inkjet printer stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To make Epson Stylus NX420 printer printing again – You have to RESET the Epson Stylus NX420 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson Stylus NX420 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 Tool here: Download WIC Reset
Step 2. Run WIC Reset Utility, Click on READ WASTE COUNTERS button:
Step 3. See the message. 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 Stylus NX420 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 Epson Stylus NX420 to computer that you installed WIC reset utility. Connect your computer to Internet.
+ Follow this article and reset Epson Stylus NX420 printer – Read how to reset Epson Stylus NX420 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson Stylus NX420 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson Stylus NX420 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You are using Epson Stylus NX420 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 NX420 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 NX420 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 Stylus NX420 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 Stylus NX420 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 the waste ink’s wire pine and the waste ink’s sponge in the picture below.
When you see the waste ink pad of the Epson Stylus NX420 you need to disassemble the shell but the cover is smaller than the waste ink pad so you need to be careful when do this, I think the best thing is the fixer’s help.
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 Stylus NX420 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.
Next, you also need to suck the waste ink form the sponge if the Epson Stylus NX420 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 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 Stylus NX420 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.
You can see in this picture to know how to install and assemblr all the component together to avoid the Epson Stylus NX420 printer’s waste ink pad overflow.
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.
Notes: This bottle is a long-term solution, if you want to use this convenient method I think you should reset the Waste Ink Counter by using WIC RESET TOOL (Download here). It’s extremely professional.
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