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 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”.
If your Epson CX9400Fax 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 find the software that is provided by us on the formal website, this software called WIC RESET TOOL has the function to reset the Waste Ink Counter back to 0%, you can reset Epson CX9400Fax printer’s Waste Ink Counter by yourself based on the solution on the website, when the resetting is complete, your Epson CX9400Fax printer can continuously printing.
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 Epson CX9400Fax printer can be damage because of the overflowing waste ink. The waste ink can also overflow out of the printer anh make your table dirty.
So after resetting the Waste Ink Counter, you need to clean up the Waste ink Pad, this demand some skills of yours and time.
You don’t need to disassemble the components and check regularly to prevent the waste ink from overflowing depending on the better solution called WIC RESET TOOL.
How to void waste ink counters and waste ink pad overflow.
To find the methods avoid the overflowing of the Waste ink Pad in Epson, we need to find some principles of Waste Ink Counters on the Epson printer.
What is Epson CX9400Fax waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson CX9400Fax 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 very importantly contain 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.
When printhead cleaning process ink flush by printhead to waste ink pad. So one time it may be overflowed because it could not absorb ink ever again after that the ink are going to leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The inkjet printer counts how many ink flow to waste ink pad and then stores this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is named Waste Ink Counter.
+ Therefore to stop ink leaking outside the Epson CX9400Fax printer the waste ink counter may be overflowed and then Epson CX9400Fax inkjet printer stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson CX9400Fax printer printing again – You have to RESET the Epson CX9400Fax printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson CX9400Fax 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 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) – Epson CX9400Fax printer can not working – you need to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson CX9400Fax 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 CX9400Fax to computer that you installed WIC reset. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this post and reset Epson CX9400Fax – Read how to reset Epson CX9400Fax printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson CX9400Fax printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson CX9400Fax printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You are using Epson CX9400Fax 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 CX9400Fax Printer is not the same other so you can find the waste ink pad laid in different location.
Let’s read about the ideas then go to the detail step: Do you read some information about the waste ink of the Epson CX9400Fax 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 CX9400Fax 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 CX9400Fax 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 CX9400Fax printer will not overflow the ink, everything you need is bring the bottle to pour then clean it.
Shall you follow these steps to know more:
Step 1: Checking and open the cover of waste ink pad:
Turn the Epson CX9400Fax 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 CX9400Fax 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: Separate the waste ink tube out of the Waste Ink Pad:
When you find the Waste Ink Pad of the Epson CX9400Fax 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 CX9400Fax 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.
Next, you also must to suck the waste ink form the sponge if the Epson CX9400Fax 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 bottle out of the printer
You need to prepare the following:
– A bottle made from plastic or glass.
– A relative tube is as equal as the tube of the printer.
– The tube connection tool.
Let’s put the tube into the tube of the Epson CX9400Fax printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than your Epson CX9400Fax 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 CX9400Fax printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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