If you have or are resetting your Epson EP-302 printer, you will have to clean the waste ink in the waste ink tray or you can expand the waste ink tray so that you don’t have to clean the tray as often. To clean waste ink pad – please follow this post
You are using the Epson EP-302 printer series and you have the issue with the Waste Ink, Epson EP-302 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 working 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”.
For the new printer series, they install the Waste Ink Counter on 100% position before the Epson EP-302 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 TOOL has the function to take 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 printer can continuously printing.
If you are using the new 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 Pad after the first resetting process, your Epson EP-302 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.
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 Epson EP-302 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson EP-302 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 also 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.
Whenever printhead clearing process ink flush by 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 inkjet printer.
The inkjet printer counts the volume of ink flow to waste ink pad and also holds this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is named Waste Ink Counter.
+ To prevent ink leaking outside the Epson EP-302 inkjet printer the waste ink counter may be overflowed and Epson EP-302 inkjet printer will stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To make Epson EP-302 printer printing again – You need to RESET the Epson EP-302 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson EP-302 printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson EP-302 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 should to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson EP-302 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 EP-302 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset tool. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this instruction and reset your Epson EP-302 – Read how to reset Epson EP-302 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson EP-302 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson EP-302 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You are using Epson EP-302 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 EP-302 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 EP-302 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 EP-302 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:
Step1: Checking and opening the cover of the Waste Ink pad:
Let’s turn the Epson EP-302 printer then find the cover of the waste ink pad. It is small cover od the printer.
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 EP-302 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.
Let’s see the step 2 because you can’t always open the Epson EP-302 printer to clean the waste ink pad or replace it.
Step 2: How to separate the tube from the Epson EP-302 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 EP-302 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 have to suck the waste ink form the sponge if the Epson EP-302 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 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 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 EP-302 printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than the Epson EP-302 printer to sure that the waste ink can flow easily as the picture below.
You can print some contents right now to check that Epson EP-302 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 EP-302 printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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