The users who use the Epson Printer series all have the issue while the printing process is happening, this issue called Waste Ink Counter Overflow. The manufacturers produced the printers with an important component called Waste Ink Counter.
This is used to calculate the number of waste ink during printing procedure. After a long period of printing documents, the Waste Ink Counter will gradually raise up from 0% to 100%. The Epson printer will stop printing immediately when this case happens to avoid the waste ink overflowing, the Epson CX3400 printers can send you the signals of this problem such as the red lights flashing as well as the message on the screen: “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of Their service life. Please contact Epson Support”.
For the new Epson printer series, they setup the Waste Ink Counter on 100% position before the Epson CX3400 printer’s Waste Ink Pad is full of waste ink and the Waste Ink Counter raises up.
You can see on our website the software to reset the Waste Ink Counter come back to 0%, this is called WIC RESET TOOL. You can reset Epson CX3400 printer’s Waste Ink Counter on your own by the detailed guide then your Epson CX3400 printer can run well.
However, this problem is completely done in case your Epson printer is new printer, the Epson CX3400 printer’s waste ink pad will not be overflowed. If you don’t clean the Waste Ink Pad after the first resetting process or your Epson CX3400 printer is old, the waste ink can be overflowed into the printer and make the printer dirty or can make your table soiled and it is the reason for damage of Epson printers.
In order to reset the Waste Ink Counter you need to take all the waste ink out of the tray then use the skills to open the printer.
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 CX3400 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson CX3400 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 inkjet printer that collect, distribute, and really 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.
Anytime printhead cleaning process ink flush by printhead to waste ink pad. Then one time it can be overflowed because it could not absorb ink ever again and then the ink will leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The printer counts the volume of ink flow to waste ink pad and then holds this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is called Waste Ink Counter.
+ And to stop ink leaking outside the Epson CX3400 printer the waste ink counter can be overflowed and then Epson CX3400 printer is going to stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson CX3400 printer printing again – You need to RESET the Epson CX3400 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson CX3400 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your 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 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) – Epson CX3400 printer can not printing – you should to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson CX3400 waste ink counter overflow?
Step 1: Download WIC Reset Tool and install the software
Step 2: Buy the WIC RESET KEY
Step 3: Reset your printer with WIC Reset and WIC Reset Key
+ Connect your Epson CX3400 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset utility. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this article and reset Epson CX3400 – Read how to reset Epson CX3400 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson CX3400 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson CX3400 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You completely use these skills to sop the Epson CX3400 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 CX3400 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 CX3400 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 CX3400 printer’s waste ink pad.
I think that replacing the Epson CX3400 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 CX3400 printer will not overflow the ink, everything you need is bringing 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 CX3400 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 a tube and the waste ink pad with the sponge to absorb the waste ink as the picture below.
Then you can realize that the Epson CX3400 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.
Let’s see the step 2 because you can’t always open the Epson CX3400 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 CX3400 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 CX3400 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 must to suck the waste ink form the sponge if the Epson CX3400 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, 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 have 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 waste ink Bottle:
– You have 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 CX3400 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than your Epson CX3400 printer to sure that the waste ink can flow easily as the picture below.
Now you can try printing some files and check the waste ink flow into the bottle or not.
When 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 CX3400 printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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