Have you ever met the problem called the Waste Ink Counter Overflow in Epson T23 printers? This is popular problem in Epson series, the Epson T23 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 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” appears on the screen.
For the new printer series, the Waste Ink Counter is installed at 100% before the printing process makes the Waste Ink Tray be full or the Waste Ink counter raises.
You can see on our website, we provide the WIC RESET UTILITY software so you can fix this error by yourself when the Waste Ink Counter come back to 0%, the Epson T23 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 T23 printer is new printer, you don’t need to worry about the waste ink after resetting procedure. However, your Epson T23 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.
So after resetting the Waste Ink Counter, you need to clean up the Waste ink Pad, this demand some skills of yours and time.
WIC RESET TOOL is suitable solution for you without collecting the waste ink in Waste Ink Pad.
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 T23 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson T23 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 very 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.
Anytime printhead clearing process ink flush through printhead to waste ink pad. Therefore one time it may be overflowed because it could not absorb ink anymore in that case the ink are going to leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The inkjet printer counts how many ink flow to waste ink pad and holds this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is called Waste Ink Counter.
+ So you can prevent ink leaking outside the Epson T23 printer the waste ink counter can be overflowed and Epson T23 inkjet printer will stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson T23 printer printing again – You need to RESET the Epson T23 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson T23 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson T23 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. Read the result. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – you can not print – you need to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson T23 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 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset utility. Connect your computer to Internet.
+ Follow this post and reset Epson T23 – Read how to reset Epson T23 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson T23 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson T23 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
When you apply all the detail hack Epson T23 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.
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 T23 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 T23 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 T23 printer will not overflow the ink, everything you need is bringing the bottle to pour then clean it.
Shall you follow these steps to know more:
Step1: Checking and opening the cover of the Waste Ink pad:
Let’s turn the Epson T23 printer then find the cover of the waste ink pad. It is small cover od the printer.
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 T23 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 T23 printer to clean the waste ink pad or replace it.
Step 2: Separate the waste ink tube out of the Waste Ink Pad:
When you find the Waste Ink Pad of the Epson T23 printer and the waste ink tube, you can use a tool to separate the waste ink tube iut of the waste ink pad. Please move everything softly and carefully to prevent the damage of the tube.
Be gentle and careful to avoid folding or cracking waste ink pipes of Epson T23 printer.
Step 3: Clean the tube and absorb all the waste ink from the waste ink pad, you can use a cylinder to suck the waste ink in the waste ink tube of the Epson printer.
You need to absorb the waste ink from the sponge in the Waste Ink Pad, if your Epson T23 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 must 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 bottle out of the printer.
You will need:
– 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 your Epson T23 printer’s waste ink pad overflow.
You can print some documents right now to check that Epson T23 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.
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 T23 printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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