You have 3 solutions to avoid spillage of waste ink: The first solution is to regularly clean the waste ink tray, the second solution is to replace the waste ink tank (very expensive), the optimal solution is to expand waste ink tray.
How to avoid Waste Ink Pad Overflow? As we know that the Epson printer series have the Waste Ink Counter. The Waste Ink Counter turns up from 0% to 100% after a long period of usage. The principle of the printer is if the Waste Ink Counter of the printer is more than 100%, the printer will stop printing immediately.
This action ensures that the waste ink is not overflowed into the waste ink pad. The Epson printer also blinks the red lights and sends a message “The Printer’s Ink Pads are at the end of Their service life. Please contact Epson Support” error
For the new printer series, the Waste Ink Counter is installed at 100% before the printing process makes the Waste Ink Tray be full or the Waste Ink counter raises.
You can find the application that is provided by us on the formal website, this software called WIC RESET UTILITY TOOL has the function to take the Waste Ink Counter back to 0%, you can reset Epson EP-904F Waste Ink Counter by yourself based on the solution on the website, when the resetting is complete, your Epson EP-904F printer can continuously printing.
However, this error is completely done in case your Epson EP-904F printer is new printer, the Epson EP-904F 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 Epson EP-904F printer is old, the waste ink can be overflowed into the Epson printer and make the printer dirty or can make your table soiled and it is the reason for damage of Epson printers.
In order to reset the Waste Ink Counter you need to take all the waste ink out of the tray then use the skills to open the printer.
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.
We should find out the rule of working process of the Epson printer’s Waste Ink Counter in order to prevent the Waste Ink Counter from overflowing.
What is Epson EP-904F waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson EP-904F 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 also very 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.
Anytime printhead cleanup process ink flush via printhead to waste ink pad. Therefore one time it could be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink anymore and then the ink are going to leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The inkjet printer counts how much ink flow to waste ink pad and also keeps this number into printer’s memory ==> This number is named Waste Ink Counter.
+ To stop ink leaking outside the Epson EP-904F printer the waste ink counter might be overflowed and Epson EP-904F inkjet printer stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To get Epson EP-904F printer printing again – You must to RESET the Epson EP-904F printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson EP-904F printer waste ink counter overflow?
+ Your Epson EP-904F printer 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 Utility Tool here: Download WIC Reset
Step 2. Run WIC Reset Utility, Click on READ WASTE COUNTERS button:
Step 3. See the popup. If one or two counters are more than 100% (overflowed) – Epson EP-904F printer can not printing – you have to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson EP-904F 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 tool. Connect computer to Internet.
+ Follow this instruction and reset Epson EP-904F – Read how to reset Epson EP-904F printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson EP-904F printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson EP-904F printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
You are using Epson EP-904F 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-904F 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-904F 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-904F 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-904F 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:
Step 1: Checking and open the cover of Epson EP-904F printer’s waste ink pad:
Let’s see the cover by turn the printer, as you can see in the picture the small cover, this is the waste ink pad’s cover.
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.
When you see the waste ink pad of the Epson EP-904F you need to disassemble the shell but the cover is smaller than the waste ink pad so you need to be careful when do this, I think the best thing is the fixer’s help.
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: How to separate the tube from the Epson EP-904F 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-904F 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 have to suck the waste ink form the sponge if the Epson EP-904F 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 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-904F printer is safe.
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 EP-904F printer then plug the other into the bottle we have mentioned, don’t forget to put the bottle is lower than your Epson EP-904F 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.
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 EP-904F printer’s Waste Ink Counter. It’s more professional than replace the Waste ink Pad.
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