Have you ever met the problem called the Waste Ink Counter Overflow in Epson Artisan 700 printers? This is popular issue in Epson series, the Epson Artisan 700 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 Artisan 700 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.
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 program so you can reset this problem by yourself when the Waste Ink Counter come back to 0%, the Epson Artisan 700 printer will go on working.
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 Tray after the first resetting process, your printer can be damage because of the overflowing waste ink. The waste ink can also overflow out of the Epson Artisan 700 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 Artisan 700 printer.
To solve all the problems, you should use WIC RESET TOOL regularly, you won’t need to collect and clean up the waste ink and your Waste Ink Pad is not able to overflow waste ink.
Avoid 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 waste ink counters? Waste ink counter overflows?
1. What is Epson Artisan 700 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 some porous pads in the printer that collect, distribute, and really 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.
Whenever printhead cleanup process ink flush via printhead to waste ink pad. Therefore once it could be overflowed because it could not absorb ink any more in that case the ink are going to leak from the bottom of the printer.
The inkjet printer counts how much ink flow to waste ink pad and stores this amount into printer’s memory ==> This number is known as Waste Ink Counter.
+ And to avoid ink leaking outside the Epson Artisan 700 printer the waste ink counter might be overflowed and then Epson Artisan 700 printer stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson Artisan 700 printer working again – You must to RESET the Epson Artisan 700 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson Artisan 700 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson Artisan 700 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. See 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 Artisan 700 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 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset utility. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this article and reset your printer – Read how to reset Epson Artisan 700 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson Artisan 700 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson Artisan 700 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You completely use these skills to sop the Epson Artisan 700 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.
Let’s read about the ideas then go to the detail step: Do you read some information about the waste ink of the Epson Artisan 700 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 Artisan 700 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 Artisan 700 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 Artisan 700 printer will not overflow the ink, everything you need is bring 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 waste ink pad:
Turn the Epson Artisan 700 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.
Then you can realize that the Epson Artisan 700 printer’s waste ink pad is larger than the gate to go over the waste ink pad you have already opened, so you must to disassemble the shell and this way needs to be done carefully. You will not be able to fix it by yourself.
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 Artisan 700 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 Artisan 700 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.
You also have to suck the waste ink form the sponge in case the Epson Artisan 700 printer is new one you can skip this step but not for the old printer because the old one can be overflow the waste ink while the transferring process is occurring.
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 must 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 your Epson Artisan 700 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 a definite period of using you have to pour all the waste ink and clean the bottle up then continuprinting jobs.
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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