The users who use the Epson CX3900 Printer series all have the problem while the printing process is happening, this problem called Waste Ink Counter Overflowed. The manufacturers produced the Epson 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 working immediately when this case happens to avoid the waste ink overflowing, the printers can send you the signals of this problem such as the red lights blinking 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 printer series, they install the Waste Ink Counter on 100% position before the Epson CX3900 printer’s Waste Ink Pad is full of waste ink and the Waste Ink Counter raises up.
You can find the program that is provided by us on the formal website, this software called WIC RESET UTILITY TOOL has the function to reset the Waste Ink Counter back to 0%, you can reset Epson printer’s Waste Ink Counter by yourself based on the solution on the website, when the resetting is complete, your Epson CX3900 printer can continuously printing.
However, this error is completely done in case your Epson printer is new one, the Epson CX3900 printer’s waste ink tray will not be overflowed. If you don’t clean the Waste Ink Tray after the first resetting process or your 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.
So after resetting the Waste Ink Counter, you need to clean up the Waste ink Pad, this demand some skills of yours and time.
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.
To understand clearly about the problem and the ways to fix this, why don’t we see the information about the running principles of the Epson printers.
What is waste ink counters? Waste ink counter overflows?
1. What is Epson CX3900 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 printer that collect, distribute, and really 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. Then one time it could be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink anymore then the ink will leak from the bottom of the printer.
The printer counts the volume of ink flow to waste ink pad and then keeps this amount into printer’s memory ==> This number is called Waste Ink Counter.
+ Therefore to stop ink leaking outside the Epson CX3900 printer the waste ink counter can be overflowed and then Epson CX3900 inkjet printer will stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson CX3900 printer printing again – You must to RESET the Epson CX3900 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson CX3900 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. Read the result. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – Epson CX3900 printer can not printing – you need to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson CX3900 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 CX3900 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset tool. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this instruction and reset Epson CX3900 printer – Read how to reset Epson CX3900 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson CX3900 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson CX3900 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You are using Epson CX3900 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 CX3900 Printer is not the same other so you can find the waste ink pad laid in different location.
Let’s see some information we give you here to know more. The waste ink normally flows from the waste ink tube to the Waste Ink Pad then the sponge in this having the fucntion of collecting the waste ink from the Epson CX3900 printer. However, when the sponge such a lot of waste ink after a long usage period, it is not able to absorb anymore.
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 CX3900 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:
Step1: Checking and opening the cover of the Waste Ink pad:
Let’s turn the Epson CX3900 printer then find the cover of the waste ink pad. It is small cover od the printer.
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.
Then you can realize that the Epson CX3900 printer’s waste ink pad is larger than the gate to go over the waste ink pad you have already opened, so you have to disassemble the shell and this way needs to be done carefully. You will not be able to fix it by yourself.
You can follow and apply our method that doesn’t need to remove any thing, let’s see in the second step:
Step 2: Separate the waste ink tube out of the Waste Ink Pad:
When you find the Waste Ink Pad of the Epson CX3900 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 CX3900 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.
You also must to suck the waste ink form the sponge in case the Epson CX3900 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, 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 need 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 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 CX3900 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than your Epson CX3900 printer to sure that the waste ink can flow easily as the picture below.
You can print some files right now to check that Epson CX3900 printer is working well or not as well as the waste ink can be absorbed or not
After the bottle is full of waste ink you can bring it to clean then go on using.
Notes: This bottle is a good solution, if you want to use this convenient method for the long-team. I think you should use WIC Reset Tool for reset the Epson CX3900 printer’s Waste Ink Counter. It’s more professional than replace the Waste ink Pad.
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