How to avoid Waste Ink Pad Overflow? As we know that the Epson T24 printer series have the Waste Ink Counter. The Waste Ink Counter turns up from 0% to 100% after a long period of usage. The principle of the printer is if the Waste Ink Counter of the Epson T24 printer is more than 100%, the printer will stop running immediately.
This action ensures that the waste ink is not overflowed into the waste ink tray. The printer also blinks the red lights and sends a message “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of Their service life. Please contact Epson Support” error
For the new printer series, they setup the Waste Ink Counter on 100% position before the Epson T24 printer’s Waste Ink Pad is full of waste ink and the Waste Ink Counter raises up.
If you want to reset 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 T24 printer can print well.
If you are using the new Epson 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 Pad after the first resetting process, your Epson T24 printer can be damage because of the overflowing waste ink. The waste ink can also overflow out of the Epson T24 printer anh make your 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.
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.
Avoid Waste Ink Counters and Waste ink Pad Overflow.
To find the methods avoid the overflowing of the Waste ink Pad in Epson, we need to find some principles of Waste Ink Counters on the Epson printer.
What is Epson T24 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson T24 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 printer that collect, distribute, and also very importantly include 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 cleanup process ink flush via printhead to waste ink pad. Therefore single time it might be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink anymore and then the ink are going to leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The printer counts how much ink flow to waste ink pad and then holds this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is named Waste Ink Counter.
+ And to prevent ink leaking outside the Epson T24 printer the waste ink counter might be overflowed and Epson T24 inkjet printer will stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To make Epson T24 printer working again – You have to RESET the Epson T24 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson T24 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson T24 red light blinking
+ 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 result. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – Epson T24 printer can not printing – you need to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson T24 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 T24 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this guide and reset Epson T24 – Read how to reset Epson T24 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson T24 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson T24 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You are using Epson T24 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 T24 Printer is not the same other so you can find the waste ink pad laid in different location.
Let’s read about the ideas then go to the detail step: Do you read some information about the waste ink of the Epson T24 printer? The Waste ink flow into a tube then come to the Waste Ink Pad then the sponge in the Waste Ink Pad will suck all the waste ink, this prevent the waste ink from overflowing out of the Epson T24 printer. The sponge has the limited absorbing ability when it is not able to absorb the waste ink, it’ll overflow out of the Epson T24 printer’s waste ink pad.
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 T24 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 Epson T24 printer’s waste ink pad:
Let’s see the cover by turn the printer, as you can see in the picture the small cover, 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 T24 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.
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 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 T24 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.
Next, you also need to suck the waste ink form the sponge if the Epson T24 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 bottle out of the printer.
– 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 T24 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than your Epson T24 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.
After the bottle is full of waste ink you can bring it to pour then clean to use again
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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