The users who use the Epson EP-801A 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 working immediately when this case happens to avoid the waste ink overflowing, the Epson EP-801A 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”.
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 the software to reset the Waste Ink Counter come back to 0%, this is called WIC RESET TOOL. You can reset your printer’s Waste Ink Counter by yourself by the detailed guide then your Epson EP-801A printer can print well.
If you are using a new one, it’s is unnecessary to care about the waste ink pad after the resetting procedure. Besides, you have to clean up the Waste ink pad after resetting the Waste Ink Counter in case your printer is old model because the waste ink can be overflowed and makes your printer can be broken down.
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 EP-801A printer.
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 EP-801A 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 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.
While printhead clearing process ink flush through printhead to waste ink pad. Therefore once it may be overflowed because it could not absorb ink anymore after that the ink are going to leak from the bottom of the printer.
The inkjet printer counts the volume of ink flow to waste ink pad and also holds this amount into printer’s memory ==> This number is called Waste Ink Counter.
+ So to prevent ink leaking outside the Epson EP-801A printer the waste ink counter might be overflowed and Epson EP-801A printer stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson EP-801A printer working again – You have to RESET the Epson EP-801A printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson EP-801A printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson EP-801A 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. Watch the popup. 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-801A 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 printer to computer that you installed WIC reset. Connect your computer to Internet.
+ Follow this article and reset Epson EP-801A printer – Read how to reset Epson EP-801A printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson EP-801A printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson EP-801A printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You completely use these skills to sop the Epson EP-801A 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 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-801A printer. However, when the sponge such a lot of waste ink after a long usage period, it is not able to absorb anymore.
I think that replacing the Epson EP-801A 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 EP-801A 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:
Step1: Checking and opening the cover of the Waste Ink pad:
Let’s turn the Epson EP-801A 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 EP-801A printer’s waste ink pad is larger than the gate to go over the waste ink pad you have already opened when you see. Disassembling the shell and this way needs to be done carefully, you have to take your printer to a service center.
Let’s see the step 2 because you can’t always open the Epson EP-801A printer to clean the waste ink pad or replace it.
Step 2: How to separate the tube from the Epson EP-801A 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-801A 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.
You must to absorb the waste ink from the sponge in the Waste Ink Pad, if your Epson EP-801A printer is new you can skip this step but if it’s old one, you need to clean the Waste Ink Pad to avoid overflowing waste ink when you move the printer. The waste ink can flow to othe oponents and make them dirty or broken down.
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 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 EP-801A printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than the Epson EP-801A printer to sure that the waste ink can flow easily as the picture below.
Now you can try printing some documents and check the waste ink flow into the bottle 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-801A printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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