You are using the Epson printer series and you have the issue with the Waste Ink, Epson printer uses the Waste Ink Counter to prevent the waste ink from overflowing, the Waste Ink Counter will be full of ink after you print a large of documents, this limit raise up from 0% to 100%, when the Waste Ink Counter is equally 100% or more, the printer will stop printing instantly to sure that the waste ink isn’t able to overflow into the Waste Ink Pad. The signals for this position are the twice red light flashing and send the notification “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.
You can see on our website, we provide the WIC RESET UTILITY software so you can solve this error on your own when the Waste Ink Counter come back to 0%, the Epson CX2800 printer will go on working.
Moreover, you need to watch out that your printer is new or old series because some reasons, if your printer is new printer, you don’t need to worry about the waste ink after resetting procedure. However, your Epson CX2800 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.
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 CX2800 printer.
WIC RESET TOOL is suitable solution for you without collecting the waste ink in Waste Ink Pad.
Avoid 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 Epson CX2800 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson CX2800 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 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 cleanup process ink flush through printhead to waste ink pad. So single time it can be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink ever again and then the ink will leak from the bottom of the printer.
The printer counts how many ink flow to waste ink pad and holds this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is named Waste Ink Counter.
+ Therefore to avoid ink leaking outside the Epson CX2800 printer the waste ink counter might be overflowed and then Epson CX2800 inkjet printer stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson CX2800 printer working again – You must to RESET the Epson CX2800 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson CX2800 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson CX2800 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. 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 CX2800 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 CX2800 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset. Connect your computer to Internet.
+ Follow this article and reset your Epson CX2800 – Read how to reset Epson CX2800 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson CX2800 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson CX2800 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You completely use these skills to sop the Epson CX2800 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 CX2800 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 CX2800 printer will not overflow the ink, everything you need is bring the bottle to pour then clean it.
Follow these steps to know more and apply them:
Step 1: Checking and open the cover of waste ink pad:
Turn the Epson CX2800 printer then you can see the small cover as the picture below, 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 CX2800 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 Epson CX2800 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 CX2800 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.
Next, you also must to suck the waste ink form the sponge if the Epson CX2800 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 CX2800 printer is safe.
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 CX2800 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than the Epson CX2800 printer to sure that the waste ink can flow easily as the picture below.
You can print some contents right now to check that your printer is working well or not as well as the waste ink can be absorbed or not
After a definite period of using you have to pour all the waste ink and clean the bottle up then continuprinting jobs.
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 CX2800 printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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