You are using the Epson printer series and you have the problem with the Waste Ink, Epson R220 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 Tray. 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”.
If your Epson printer is a new one, 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 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 on your own by the detailed guide then your printer can print well.
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 Pad after the first resetting process, your Epson R220 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.
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 R220 printer.
We will provide you the good solution to solve this and you can use the WIC RESET TOOL easily to make the printer work smoothly.
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 Epson R220 waste ink counter overflow and how to avoid?
1. What is Epson R220 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 inkjet printer that collect, distribute, and also really 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.
Whenever printhead cleaning process ink flush through printhead to waste ink pad. So that one time it might be overflowed because it cannot absorb ink anymore then the ink are going to leak from the bottom of the inkjet printer.
The printer counts the volume of ink flow to waste ink pad and also stores this amount into printer’s memory ==> This number is called Waste Ink Counter.
+ Therefore to avoid ink leaking outside the Epson R220 printer the waste ink counter may be overflowed and then Epson R220 printer is going to stop.
+ Full counter is 100%. Waste ink counters overflow means that counters values are more than 100%.
To make Epson R220 printer working again – You have to RESET the Epson R220 printer Waste Ink Counter (Read more to learn how to reset epson printer).
2. How to know that your Epson R220 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 Utility 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) – Epson R220 printer can not working – you need to RESET WASTE INK COUNTERS number
3. How to fix Epson R220 waste ink counter overflow?
Step 1: Download WIC Reset Tool and install the WIC Reset
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 post and reset Epson R220 printer – Read how to reset Epson R220 printer
=> Tips how to avoid Epson R220 printer Waste Ink Counters overflow: Read here
How to avoid Epson R220 printer Waste Ink Pad overflow?
When you apply all the detail hack Epson R220 printer’s waste ink pad. We provide you about the problem called Waste Ink Counter bellow, You can find different location of the Waste Ink Pad in different Epson printer series.
Before starting with the detail steps we need to find some information about the ideas: As we know that the waste ink of the printer is constructed to flow into a wire pine to the Waste Ink Pad then they are collected by the sponge in the Waste Ink Pad, this make the waste ink not to overflow out of the Epson R220 printer but the sponge has the limited absorbing ability so when the sponge is not able to absorb the waste ink, it’ll overflow.
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 R220 printer will not overflow the ink, everything you need is bring the bottle to pour then clean it.
Please follow these steps to allow the waste ink flow into the alternative bottle:
Step1: Checking and opening the cover of the Waste Ink pad:
Let’s turn the Epson R220 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 R220 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 R220 printer to clean the waste ink pad or replace it.
Step 2: How to separate the tube from the 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 from the waste ink pad. This step needs the skills to avoid the damage of the printer.
Be gentle and careful to avoid folding or cracking waste ink pipes of Epson R220 printer.
Step 3: As you can see in the picture, use a cylinder to suck the waste ink of the Epson printer. After that clean the waste ink tube and absorb the waste ink out of the Waste Ink counter.
You also must to suck the waste ink form the sponge in case the Epson R220 printer is new one you can skip this step but not for the old printer because the old one can be overflow the waste ink while the transferring process is occurring.
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 R220 printer is safe.
Step 4: Install the bottle out of the printer
You will need:
– A bottle made from plastic or glass.
– A relative tube is as equal as the tube of the printer.
– The tube connection tool.
You can see in this picture to know how to install and assemblr all the component together to avoid your Epson R220 printer’s waste ink pad overflow.
Now you can try printing some contents 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 R220 printer’s Waste Ink Counter. It’s more professional than replace the Waste ink Pad.
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