Have you ever met the problem called the Waste Ink Counter Overflow in Epson printers? This is common problem in Epson series, the Epson T50 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” appears on the screen.
If your Epson printer is a new printer, its Waste Ink Counter is installed on 100% position before the Waste Ink Pad is full and the Waste Ink Counter raised up.
You can see on our website, we provide the WIC RESET UTILITY program so you can fix this problem on your own when the Waste Ink Counter come back to 0%, the printer will go on printing.
If you are using a new printer, it’s is unnecessary to care about the waste ink pad after the resetting procedure. Besides, you have to clean up the Waste ink tray after resetting the Waste Ink Counter in case your Epson T50 printer is old model because the waste ink can be overflowed and makes your printer can be broken down.
So after resetting the Waste Ink Counter, you need to clean up the Waste ink Pad, this demand some skills of yours and time.
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.
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 T50 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson T50 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 also very 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.
Even while printhead cleanup process ink flush through printhead to waste ink pad. So that once it might be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink anymore then the ink will leak from the bottom of the printer.
The printer counts how much ink flow to waste ink pad and keeps this amount into printer’s memory ==> This number is named Waste Ink Counter.
+ Therefore to stop ink leaking outside the Epson T50 printer the waste ink counter could be overflowed and Epson T50 printer will stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To make Epson T50 printer printing again – You need to RESET the Epson T50 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson T50 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your printer 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 Utility Tool here: Download WIC Reset
Step 2. Run WIC Reset Utility, Click on READ WASTE COUNTERS button:
Step 3. Watch the popup. 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 T50 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 T50 to computer that you installed WIC reset utility. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this article and reset Epson T50 printer – Read how to reset Epson T50 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson T50 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson T50 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You completely use these skills to sop the Epson T50 printer from meeting the problem called Waste Ink Counter Overflow after implementing resetting process. Each Epson printer is designed to have different Waste Ink Pad’s position so let’s read this text carefully to know more.
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 T50 printer but the sponge has the limited absorbing ability so when the sponge is not able to absorb the waste ink, it’ll overflow.
I think that replacing the Epson T50 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 T50 printer will not overflow the ink, everything you need is bringing the bottle to pour then clean it.
Shall you follow these steps to extra waste ink pad:
Step 1: Checking and open the cover of Epson T50 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 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 T50 you need to disassemble the shell but the cover is smaller than the waste ink pad so you must 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 T50 printer to clean the waste ink pad or replace it.
Step 2: How to separate the tube from the Epson T50 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 T50 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 have to suck the waste ink form the sponge if the Epson T50 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 have 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 need the glass or plastic bottle.
– A tube is the same size as the the tube of the Epson printer.
– The connectors.
Let’s put the tube into the tube of the Epson T50 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than your Epson T50 printer to sure that the waste ink can flow easily as the picture below.
Now you can try printing some contents and check the waste ink flow into the bottle or not.
When 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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