After resetting the Waste ink counter, what you need to do is clean the waste ink tray to ensure that the waste ink after each cleaning of the printhead does not spill out.
If you frequently reset the waste ink counter, we recommend that you expand the waste ink counter.
Have you ever met the problem called the Waste Ink Counter Overflow in Epson EP-901F printers? This is popular problem in Epson series, the Epson EP-901F printers have the Waste Ink Counter that used to calculate the waste ink flowing into the Waste Ink Tray.
When the waste ink is full as well as the Waste Ink Counter is more than 100%, the Epson EP-901F printer will stop to ensure the safe of the printer. You can see the red lights blinking continuously and “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of Their service life. Please contact Epson Support” appears on the screen.
For the new printer series, they setup the Waste Ink Counter on 100% position before the Epson EP-901F printer’s Waste Ink Pad is full of waste ink and the Waste Ink Counter raises up.
You can find the software 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 EP-901F printer’s Waste Ink Counter by yourself based on the solution on the website, when the resetting is complete, your Epson EP-901F printer can continuously printing.
Moreover, you need to watch out that your printer is new or old series because some reasons, if your printer is new printer, you don’t need to worry about the waste ink after resetting procedure. However, your Epson EP-901F printer’s Waste Ink Counter needs to be cleaned up the waste ink after resetting because the waste ink can be overflowed and affect to the other components of printer or make your Epson printer’s table dirty.
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-901F printer.
WIC RESET TOOL is suitable solution for you without collecting the waste ink in Waste Ink Pad.
How to void 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-901F 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 printer that collect, distribute, and also very 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.
While printhead clearing process ink flush by printhead to waste ink pad. Therefore once it may be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink anymore then the ink are going to leak from the bottom of the printer.
The printer counts how much ink flow to waste ink pad and also keeps this amount into printer’s memory ==> This number is called Waste Ink Counter.
+ So that you could prevent ink leaking outside the Epson EP-901F inkjet printer the waste ink counter can be overflowed and then Epson EP-901F inkjet printer stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson EP-901F printer printing again – You must to RESET the Epson EP-901F printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson EP-901F printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson EP-901F 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 Tool here: Download WIC Reset
Step 2. Run WIC Reset Utility, Click on READ WASTE COUNTERS button:
Step 3. See the message. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – you can not print – you need to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson EP-901F 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 EP-901F to computer that you installed WIC reset utility. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this post and reset Epson EP-901F – Read how to reset Epson EP-901F printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson EP-901F printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson EP-901F printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You completely use these skills to sop the Epson EP-901F 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-901F printer. However, when the sponge such a lot of waste ink after a long usage period, it is not able to absorb anymore.
You can use a bottle to contain the waste ink instead of replacing the Epson EP-901F printer’s Waste Ink Pad or collect the waste ink from the Waste Ink Pad.
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-901F 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-901F 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-901F printer to clean the waste ink pad or replace it.
Step 2: How to separate the tube from the Epson EP-901F 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-901F 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-901F 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 absorbing the waste ink out of the Waste Ink Pad, you can go on the printing process without the waste ink overflow problem, you should check regularly to sure that your Epson EP-901F printer is safe.
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 tube connection tool.
Let’s put the tube into the tube of the Epson EP-901F printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than the Epson EP-901F 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
When the bottle is full of waste ink you can bring it to pour then clean to use again
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-901F printer’s Waste ink counter when it overflow. You can see to install this software in our other post.
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